Try Wicker Baskets
Storage baskets keep your junk out of sight, and they look chic on open-shelves. Bonus: You can get them on the cheap.
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Use Wasted Wall Space
Instead of hanging scarves, belts, and other accessories on hangers and taking up valuable rod space, try this trick. Attach a towel bar to unused wall space to create a personalized display for your collection.
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You may have room to store all your clothes + shoes, but what about your accessories? Built-in drawers are perfect for storing sunglasses, jewelry, and scarves.
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Try A Boot Organizer
Boots can be a pain to store in a closet — they seem to topple over at the slightest touch. Instead, a special boot organizer can safely house five pairs in the “footprint” of one.
Hang Your Rod Higher
It might look silly, but when you boost the bar higher, you can fit more below your clothes (genius). Then, you can squeeze a dresser or shoe rack underneath your hung-up garments.
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Add A Dresser + Mirror
If you’re lucky enough to have a walk-in closet, consider moving your dresser inside — and propping an oversized mirror on top. It’ll turn the closet into a full-blown station to get ready each morning, with everything within arm’s reach, and open up your bedroom space.
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Use Special Hangers
Slim and open, these hangers easily file away pants in your closet. The design also makes clothing easier to grab off the rack as you dash to get ready in the morning.
Add A Bar
Doubling up your closet space is as easy as hanging up another bar. Choose a system that also includes hooks for maximum versatility.
Put Shoes On The Door
The best thing about high heels is that they’re basically designed for this genius storage hack. Hang rails on the inside of your door to squeeze extra storage out of your closet.
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Gain Space With Brackets
Instead of using these tools to hold up a shelf, flip them over and use the rails to add even more hanger space in your closet. In this idea from IKEA, pants are organized by category (jeans, shorts and patterns).
Keep Your Top Shelf In Shape
You’re about to fall in love with shelf dividers. These handy organizers have the ability to keep different items separate, while also preventing piles from toppling over, so you can stack sweaters way higher.
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Get Creative With Bulky Clothes
Even though shoeare handy for your sneakers, they can also be used for bulky items like sweaters that you don’t want to accidentally stretch out on a hanger (bye, saggy shoulders). Roll the sweaters before stowing them away.
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Hang Purses on Hooks
Shower hooks are perfect for hanging purses in your closet on the hanger rod. Even better? This method will ensure handles don’t get misshapen.
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Purge With Purpose
Before you start cleaning your closet, decide who will get the castoffs. Knowing that your clothes are going to a favorite charity, a homeless shelter or the local do-gooder thrift shop is a goal that you can feel good about.
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The best way to organize your closet is to set it up into zones based on the way you think about your wardrobe. For example: When you are getting dressed, do you think first in terms of occasion, by garment type, or by season? Arrange your clothes with this in mind.