6 easy hacks to get that closet organized once and for all
If you spend each morning frantically searching your closet for your favorite shirt, those black heels that are just the right height for your best trousers or your most sparkly statement necklace, it’s time to get organized.
Taking your closet from chaos to clean isn’t as hard as it sounds and you’ll reap the rewards every day as you get ready for work or a night out on the town.
Here are some key pieces to help you get started:
We’re totally comfortable admitting that sometimes we choose our outfit because we really, really want to wear a certain pair of shoes. But if your shoes are haphazardly tossed on the floor, it’s hard to remember all your choices and even harder to find a matching pair! Get your shoe game under control with these two options:
Shoe fanatics with plenty of room should invest in a larger organizer (or two—or three—we’re not judging) that will fit on the floor, but keep pairs together and easy to see. Better Homes and Gardens 16-pair shoe organizer, $24.88, Walmart
If your space is limited, grab a slim, hanging version that takes up less space, but still gets the job done. 10-pocket canvas shoe organizer, $13.99, Target
Double-duty jewelry storage
There’s nothing worse than grabbing your favorite necklace as you race out the door, only to realize it’s tangled and you don’t have time to fix it. To keep your baubles in tip-top shape and always at the ready, invest in an organizer. And these beauties serve two purposes:
If your jewelry collection is large, consider this wall-mounted organizer that has specific spots for chains and bracelets, plus rings and earrings. The mirrored door allows for a quick check to confirm how great you look in your treasured pieces. Upton Home wall-mount jewelry mirror, $137.65, overstock.com
This smaller jewelry cupboard is just right if you’re starting your collection. It still features great organization and the photo frame front makes it perfect for display. Wall-mounted photo jewelry box, $99.99, Bed Bath & Beyond
Hang it up
The most basic elements to keeping your closet clean and organized are hangers. A good set of hangers can make all the difference—we promise.
If you’ve ever walked into your closet to see tank tops or boat-necked shirts on the floor because they’ve slipped off hangers, we’ve got a solution. This set of “Huggable Hangers” keeps all your shirts, tanks and jackets in their place. Joy Mangano 34-piece Huggable Hangers combo pack, $19.99, Target
Hangers are also a great way to store scarves. This one holds 10 scarves and makes grabbing the ideal accessory a breeze. 10-scarf hardwood hanger, $9.99, The Container Store
If you’re ready to banish closet chaos for good, consider investing in a complete system. Yes, they can be expensive, but there is no price tag on the sense of calm a clean closet can bring. This freestanding version features smooth-gliding doors, shoe racks for up to 36 pairs, room for hanging both long and short clothing, plus spots for storage boxes. Walnut & Platinum elfa decor freestanding closet, $1,281.86 on sale and DIY, The Container Store