Here are inexpensive ways to organize your closet with products from Amazon, Target and HomeGoods. All the steps are outlined from start to finish. I’m joining my friends, Annie, Cindy and Sheri with their organizational tips at the end of the post.
Luckily in this house I have a large closet with a built-in shelving system. In San Francisco, my last closet was tiny and had sliding glass doors that came off the tracks almost everyday.
I wasn’t excited to start this project, but now that it’s finished, I love seeing my closet and I think you will love yours, too!
The Walk-in Closet Before Organizing
It wasn’t horrible, but I wasn’t happy. I don’t love the reddish wood color but the design and layout are good.
After: Inexpensive Ways To Organize Your Closet
Clear Out The Closet, Purge, And Clean The Floor And Shelves
Before diving into organizing solutions, take some time to eliminate clutter and clean your closet. Remove items that no longer fit, are out of style, or you simply don’t wear anymore. Donate or sell these items to free up space and make organizing easier.
I was shocked how dusty the shelves and floors had gotten over the last year and a half (even with somewhat regular cleaning). I made a vow to try to not have items on the floor to make it easier to clean/vacuum. It felt great to donate four big bags of clothing.
Use Matching Hangers
Hang Items Back In The Closet According To Type, Then Color
Multiple Pants Hangers Can Create More Hanging Space
These pants hangers from Amazon were not hard to put together.
Inexpensive Clear Shoe Boxes And Shelf Dividers Create More Storage
On the shoe racks, using clear boxes allows for more vertical space. These are budget-friendly from Amazon. They had to be assembled. But I love how everything is visible and they are stackable. I’m thinking about buying more since they keep shoes dust-free, too.
Inexpensive clear shelf dividers keep purses upright and work for sweaters, tank tops and t-shirts, too, if you want to fold and stack them.
A Tray And Jewelry Racks Create Pretty Organization For Accessories
My necklaces, bracelets and earrings stay visible with these racks from Amazon and the ceramic bowl that my daughter made for me. The bamboo tray is several years old.
We have overhead lighting as well as cordless rechargable task lamps for my jewelry.
If Space Allows Add:
We like having hooks for our robes.
Bench and Pretty Rug
The Studio McGee bench from Target (more colors) is nice to sit on to put on shoes. I was happy with the quality of the Target swivel chair that I purchased for Our Guest Room and decided to buy this piece.
Incidentally, I have a Target Red Card that is connected to our debit card that gives me 5% off every purchase and free shipping. If you shop at Target much…it can save you a lot of money.
I picked up the 5 x7″ wool rug at HomeGoods for around $120. It makes the room brighter and fresher.
The drawers above contain socks, underwear, pajamas, scarves and belts. We have dressers in the bedroom for other items.
The top shelves hold bins and baskets for travel packing cubes and my boots.
I hope this has given you some closet organization ideas. My closet actually makes me happy!
Let’s see what my friends recommend.