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The Best Products to Organize Your Closet

The Best Products to Organize Your Closet

Discover the BEST products to organize your closet and create a custom look without the custom price tag. 

Fact: having an organized closet makes everything better. 

Well, maybe not everything, but in a year (plus) filled with nothing but insanity, the slightest sense of order can make all the difference in how we go about our day. 

We are in Week 3 of our Wardrobe Challenge in our Private Facebook Group, which focuses on setting up your closet to function for your needs. 

Today, I’m sharing the best products to organize your closet so you can get a fresh start and reap the benefit of an organized space. 

An organized closet makes getting dressed in the morning effortless when you can see everything you have; you can create outfits you love. 

After working in hundreds of closets, I can tell you that most women’s wardrobes have limited space. 

My closet is relatively basic. It’s a “walk-in” by definition, but it’s nothing fancy. Instead, it features a simple rod for hanging and a series of shelves. This is how it looked when we bought the house seven years ago, and it has remained unchanged. 

Last January, I finally invested in a few simple yet game-changing products to help pull the space together. Before that, I took a use-what-you-have philosophy. 

But the difference these few products made has allowed me to keep the area in order (for the most part), and when it does get a little out of sorts, it only takes a few minutes to pull it back together. I also haven’t had to purchase any other products for the space in a year. 

The Best Products to Organize Your Closet

The Best Products to Organize Your Closet

If you only purchase one product for your closet to help create order and save you space, buy these slim flocked hangers. They are the best. 

The uniformity the slimline hanger creates helps your eyes settle so you can see (and therefore use!) everything you have. 

Next, these acrylic shelf dividers make such an impact. Before I bought them, I would have told you they were a waste of money, but they have transformed the space. 

Because my closet is almost all shelving, I needed to categorize items, so there was a place for everything.

These dividers do just that. So I can stack my jeans without them falling over and sort my sweaters by color, again, without them toppling down. 

I take advantage of the vertical space by using these “sweater drawers” to store scarves and bathing suits. 

How to Organize Shoes and Bags in Your Closet 

Organize Shoes and Bags in Your Closet

The most popular question I receive is how I store my shoes. I use shoe drawers from The Container Store. They are stackable, so I’m able to take advantage of all the otherwise wasted shelve space.

 You can purchase a case of 4 for $50; I’m using the large size. 

Another product I’m thrilled with is this purse organizer (pictured on the top shelf).

Here, I can easily slip my various clutches in to grab whatever I need when running out quickly. It’s practical, creating a fun, boutique vibe, making my old retail heart happy.

They are also from The Container Store, for $40 each, above I am using two. 

Organize and Display Jewelry 

Finally, let’s talk about how to store and display jewelry. If you don’t see your accessories, you won’t wear them, so I designated space on the center shelf to keep it all together. 

How to Create a Classic Jewelry Capsule

I’ve mentioned this jewelry box before – it’s a stackable trays system that you can customize to meet your needs. It also keeps your pieces from tarnishing. 

If your jewelry is scattered in tiny boxes or stuffed in a drawer, get them out of there! 

For bracelets, I use two of these stands I found on Amazon. They not only keep you organized, but they make the space look pretty. 

If you have room, add a few personal touches like faux flowers and a few framed pictures, and that’s it! These simple products create a custom feel without the custom price tag. 

 

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The Best Products to Organize Your Closet

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Dawn

Thursday 15th of October 2020

I have the "wire shelving" in my closet with little hope of my husband agreeing to a redesign with solid shelves. Some of your organizers will work, but some won't (ex: the shelf divider, which I definitely could use!). Any suggestions?

Suzanne

Saturday 30th of January 2021

These are for use with wire shelves https://www.containerstore.com/s/elfa/components/elfa-ventilated-shelving/white-elfa-ventilated-wire-shelf-dividers/123d?productId=10000943

Roons

Saturday 17th of October 2020

Hi - I have the same problem. I needed the dividers for jeans, so I bought some cheap book ends. They do the trick since the jeans are heavy enough to keep them in place. Hope that helps!

Betsy

Thursday 15th of October 2020

Mug trees are great for storing bracelets and necklaces too. In the kitchen department they are fairly cheap and I can see everything hanging there.

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