Amazing Organizational Tips For Small Closets

Amazing Organizational Tips For Small Closets

Are you stressed with your small closet that does not do justice as your storage area? Here is a collection of tips to help you out in decluttering and organizing your wardrobe for a well-organized closet.


General Tips

  1. Use ALL available space, but keep it organized.
  2. Keep out-of-season (winter/summer) clothes out of the way.
  3. Sort through the clothing and shoes you actually wear versus what you don’t.
  4. Consider donating the items you no longer wear and clothing that doesn’t fit you.
  5. Look for items that are stored in your closet that would make better sense in a different area.
  6. Make use of floor space, the back of doors and all interior walls for storage purposes.
  7. Use ready-made closet organizers.
  8. You’re more likely to wear something if you can see it.
  9. Install wire shelving.
  10. Keep 1-2 hooks empty for quick-n-dirty clean up.
  11. Don’t forget the backs of deep shelves, and high-up places.

Hang Clothes

  • Try installing a second closet rod above your main one. This basically doubles your hanging space. Buy a stool or a reaching rod for access.
  • Matching hangers makes everything look so nice.
  • Cascading hooks are bloody genius and work with almost any hanger. Use two at a time.
  • You can get a tiered hanger for skirts.

Folded Clothes

  • Fold all knit items to prevent hanger bumps. That includes sweaters, most t-shirts, and some blouses.
  • Fold clothes appropriately. If you still have space behind your folded clothes store your out-of-season sandals/sweaters back there.
  • If you are using a dresser or other drawers, stack clothes vertically rather than horizontally. By the way, folding your underwear saves space but people may call you OCD. Weigh your options wisely.
  • For open shelving, be sure not to stack so high that it tumbles.
  • Feel free to use extra shelving in already existing shelves.
  • Keep bulky coats and boots in a coat closet, not your clothes closet. You won’t need these seasonal items every day



  • Stuff bags with tissue to keep their shape. When using a bag, leave tissue as holding space.
  • Sit them on a shelf rather than hanging them to prevent handles from stretching out.
  • Use bookends to keep them up.
  • If you must hang, use an over the door coat rack or this handy to hang bags, and even hats. Potentially keep some of these hooks.
  • For less often used bags, create a drawer out of a long boot box. Line them up in the box, and slide it into a shelf – great for deep shelves.


Other Accessories

  • Hang scarves on towel racks–you can get one for less than $4 at your local home improvement store.
  • For belts, jewelry, sunglasses, and basically everything else ever, buy some screw in hooks in bulk at the home improvement store, and leave no wall or cabinet space uncovered. These are also very handy in the kitchen. They work best if you drill a hole first.
  • Corral smaller items into open boxes, jars, and cups purchased at thrift stores.
  • Items that you intend to use infrequently can be hidden away in boxes. Those are Ikea, and hold travel organization tools, special occasion undies, and hats.


  • Use an over-the-door shoe organizer. Ideally, look for ones where you can put both shoes in one slot.
  • Small cheap bookshelves are great for boots. Check your local Craigslist for cheapies.
  • Some people love keeping their original shoe boxes.

Create More Space

  • Buy an armoire.
  • Build a closet in a corner.
  • Get a stud-finder, drill, closet brackets, a shelf and closet rod. Install brackets, add shelf on top, slip rod into place. Beware of how much your wardrobe weighs; you may need more than two of those brackets.
  • Get a freestanding rack.




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