Many homes end up with disorganized closets because they don’t have the right storage solutions in place. While you can hide your stuff behind the closet doors, a messy space makes it hard to get ready and find what you need. Here are 5 simple tips to organize the closet.

Organize the Closet with Hanging Shoe Racks

Hanging compartments that are designed for shoes can hold much more than footwear. These organizers usually look like square canvas shelves stacked on top of one another that hangs from a hook on the closet rod. Their intended purpose is to keep shoes off the closet floor but they are large enough to hold folded-up jeans and sweaters. These inexpensive storage solutions add versatile shelves to your closet.

Install Shelving

You may need sturdier shelves than a hanging shoe rack to hold some items in your closet. Metal wire shelving works well installed around the upper perimeter of the closet. Install it a foot or two below the ceiling so that it can fit large items. High-up shelves are good places to store a locked safe with expensive jewelry inside, formal accessories that aren’t used often, and extra quilts, linens, and pillows.

Use the Same Types of Hangers

If you have mismatched hangers in your closet, your clothes are taking up extra room. Choose one type of hanger and stick to it; velvet, wooden, metal, or plastic. Slim velvet or felt hangers are preferable because clothing is less likely to slip off of them. Once all of your hangers match, you’ll be able to fit more clothing in your closet because items will hang flat against one another.

Hooks on the Backs of Doors to Organize the Closet

The inside of your closet doors is great for hanging accessories like belts, ties, scarves, handbags, and other accessories from hooks. Simply screw in or adhere a few hooks to the back of the door and you’ve increased storage potential in your closet.

Don’t Try to Fit All of Your Clothes in the Closet

Don’t stuff your closet full to the brim or it will be impossible to keep organized. Purchase separate dressers or wardrobes for your bedroom to store items that are better suited for being folded up inside drawers, like sweaters, jeans, and t-shirts.

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