Whether your apartment boasts a walk-in closet or you’re stuck with limited storage space, proper organization is an essential component to happy home life. Without a solid organization system in place, clothes, shoes, and accessories can end up anywhere and everywhere. Even after taking the time to clean up, your closet will inevitably return to a jumbled mess if there’s no organization method to the madness. No one wants to live in a messy apartment. To keep the mess from creeping back up on you, check out our very best bedroom closet organization tips below.
Keep Everything Off Your Floor
Think of your floor as a last resort. Before placing anything on your closet floor, try to utilize every inch of space you have. This will help you from quickly running out of room. This is an especially crucial step if you live in a small apartment, like a studio. Here are some basic tips for using every inch of closet space you have:
Hang Accessories – Use the back of your closet door, or your closet wall, to hang accessories. Designate a spot for handbags so they don’t end up jumbled in with your other items.
Use a Laundry Basket – If you have the room, put your laundry basket right inside your closet to ensure nothing ends up on the floor.
Marie Kondo is big on boxes, and for good reason. Utilizing boxes and containers is the easiest way to keep your bedroom closet belongings organized. The smaller the boxes, the more precise you can get. At a minimum, we recommend using boxes for small clothing items like underwear, swimwear, and belts. That way, you won’t have to dig through your folded clothes to find those smaller items you’re looking for. If you want to take it further, organize tiny items like jewelry into their own little containers.
Pay Attention To Placement
Nothing’s worse than when you organize your closet only to realize that shirt you wanted to wear is at the bottom of the drawer, and to get to it, you’ll have to undo some of your hard work. Avoid this inconvenience by being strategic with how you place your items. Organize your clothing and accessories so that the items you use most often are easily accessible. Items you don’t use as much, like formal wear, can be stored underneath the rest of your stuff.
Try Color Coordination
It’s an old trick, but it works. If you’re having trouble visualizing how to best organize your bedroom closet, try doing it by color. This method makes it easy to find whatever you’re looking for exactly when you need it (no more guessing where that little black dress could be hiding). Bonus: a color-coordinated closet looks really good, which will motivate you to keep it tidy.
Quick Bedroom Closet Organization Tips:
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Soda Can Tabs – Take soda can tabs and stick them over the hook part of your hanger through one hole. You can now use the other hole of the tab to place another hanger.
Peg Boards for Jewelry – You don’t have to purchase a fancy jewelry box to organized your necklaces, bracelets, and earrings. A pegboard will do the trick just fine. Etsy has a ton of budget-friendly options to choose from.
Shower Rings – Take a few shower rings and clip them onto your hanger to instantly double, triple, or quadruple the number of hangers you can fit in your closet.