Organizing Hacks for the closet

If you are looking for an easier way to keep the area where you keep your clothes more streamlined, this list of organizing hacks for the closet will help.

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Today’s hacks are meant to give you other options to store your clothes other than traditional hangers. These tips will help you gently store your clothes, shoes, and even accessories so you can enjoy them for years to come.

Let’s face it, clothes are expensive. What used to cost us a few dollars for a pair of jeans now requires a small loan to buy a fashionable pair.

When you spend so much on the things you wear, it is important to store them in a way that will help your clothes to last.

Work to keep less things so you can free up more space in your closet. You can incorporate a few tips from the pros, like the 333 rule.

What is the 333 closet rule?

The 333 closet rule is a popular minimalism tip that suggests wearing no more than 33 items of clothing, shoes, and accessories in your closet over 3 months. This can help declutter your space by removing items that are rarely if at all, worn.

What is included in the 333 rule:

  1. Clothes
  2. Shoes
  3. Outerwear
  4. Accessories that are not worn daily

What is not included in the 333 rule:

  1. Pajamas
  2. Undergarments
  3. Daily worn jewelry, such as a wedding ring

A bonus of using this approach is you become more aware when you are shopping because it encourages you to purchase only what you truly need.

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Organizing Hacks For Clothes

Let’s start with your hanging clothes, spoiler alert…..not all hangers are created equal and with so many options on the market you can find the best hangers that will keep your clothes in the best shape.

  • Upgrade Your Hangers – Trade in your plastic hangers for velvet covered ones. This will help to eliminate the stretching of delicate material. Many of these hangers have room for scarves or belts, saving you space.
  • Pants – Hang pants on these space-saving hangers that keep creases to a minimum.
  • Sets – Use these magic hanger connectors to keep sets together. You can put slacks with a top, allowing you to dress more quickly.
  • Shortcut – Put a command hook in your closet to put your pajamas on.

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Organizing Hacks for Shoes

Shoes can be one of the most challenging items to organize in a closet, but with a few simple hacks, you’ll have them looking great in no time.

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  • Shortcut – Keep a small basket on your closet floor that holds your comfortable shoes. After a long day, you can quickly change out of your work shoes and into your comfortable sneakers or cozy slippers in no time. This will keep your floor free of clutter and give you a fast shortcut on days when you are tired.
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Organizing Hacks for Sportswear

Whether you’re an avid gym goer or just like to stay active, organizing your sportswear can be a cinch when you have the right tools for your space.

  • Hang it upUse hooks to hold the things you routinely use.
  • Baskets – If you have a lot of sportswear, you can use baskets to hold like items. A basket for leggings, one for sweatshirts, and one for tank tops, for example. Use labels so, you know what belongs where.
  • Pocket organizer – A hanging shoe pocket organizer works great for leggings and t-shirts.
  • Shelf dividers – This is my new favorite closet tool is these plastic shelf dividers because they work for solid shelving and wire shelving. This is an easier way to keep things neat on a closet shelf.
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  • Sweat Shirts – These items can easily monopolize your space unless you are using a good organizer. You can roll them up and store in a deep basket or use a sweatshirt hanger like this one.

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Organizing Hacks for Hats

Hats can easily get out of control mainly because they need to be stored in a specific way to keep their shape. Don’t worry – we’ve got a few ideas that will keep any baseball hat collection in check.

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  • Shortcut – These hat hooks work great for the hats you wear routinely.
  • Shelf – Keep them on a shelf so they hold their shape.
  • Boxes – Use hat boxes to hold dressier options.

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Organizing Hacks for Jewelry

Jewelry is one of the most difficult items to organize, but with the right storage containers, you can set up a spot in your closet area where all the things you love to wear are easy to get to.

  • Wall options – Try using wall-mounted jewelry organizers for a space-saving option.
  • Shelf – If you have an open shelf, you can use a jewelry stand to hold your favorite pieces.
  • Case – Keep valuables in a jewelry case for protection.
  • Drawer – Use small organizers in a shallow drawer to hold earrings, clips, pins, and brooches.
  • Double duty – Invest in a jewelry mirror that has space to hold all your jewelry inside with a mirror to use while dressing on the outside.

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DIY Jewelry Organizer

If space is limited, you can keep some of your favorite pieces organized using this fun hanger option. This project has a basic skill level and takes just a few minute to make.

DIY jewelry organizers made of wooden hangers
  1. Find a wooden hanger with a wide base or underside.
  2. Use a hammer and a small nail to start holes that you will use to screw in the hooks. Just a few hits with the hammer are all you need.
  3. Screw in small metal hooks putting as many as you feel you will need.
  4. Once done, hang your items and place in a quiet spot in your closet.

You can make a DIY jewelry hanger for your bracelets, one for your necklaces, and hang small mesh bags to hold your rings.

By utilizing these organizing hacks for the closet, you’ll be able to cut down on clutter and create a neat and organized space.

Get creative with storage containers and designated areas for each type of clothing item. These small steps will make a big difference in your closet organization!

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