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How to organize your walk-in closet | 7 easy tips to streamline your storage today

Aug 23, 2022, 1:48 PM | Updated: Sep 8, 2022, 4:19 pm
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If you’re wondering how to organize your walk-in closet, read our tips for some ideas. These home storage ideas can help you make the most of your space.

1 – Organize by type

Organizing your clothes by type first, then by color, can be a more efficient way to compile an outfit for different occasions. For example, hoodies and sweatshirts can be hung close together, with nicer shirts or blouses for work in another section. 

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You might also try hanging your most frequently worn clothes in easier-to-reach spots to make them easily accessible. 

2 – Use different size containers to maximize space

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Cubbies are great for storing folded clothes, camping gear, or other loose items that may not need to be hung on a rod. Try to use clear plastic or glass boxes or bags so that you can easily see and remember what is stored in them. 

You can also use old shoeboxes and other small compartments for storage in a pinch. Add a label on top, so you don’t forget what’s in there! 

3 – Add a hook to grab items easily

A hook near the entrance of your walk-in closet can be a simple add-on for your go-to coat, outfit of the day, or to plan an outfit for a special occasion. Find an empty stretch of wall where you can easily see it, with a storage bench or black metal shelf where you can place your shoes, accessories, and other items to complete the look. 

4 – Use lighting to help you find hard-to-see items

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Adequate lighting creates a high-end flavor for your storage and is a relatively easy add-on. Soft lighting can calm you down while looking for what you need and adds an ambiance that can set a mood for you to get ready for the day or evening. Under cabinet lighting is commonly used in the kitchen, but try to get creative with using it in your walk-in closet by adding under cabinet lights or tapes

In addition, hang a mirror somewhere in your closet. This helps you see what you look like as you get ready for the day, makes a small space appear larger, and brings in more light. 

5 – Take a day to clear out old items

When considering how you are going to organize your walk-in closet, you should only keep what you really want in there. Dedicate a day to go through your clothes, shoes, accessories, and other items you have stored a couple times a year. Use space to hang items so it is easier for you to see what you want to keep and what you want to toss. Make sure you aren’t holding onto things that are no longer of use. 

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6 – Add furniture that doubles as storage

A storage ottoman can be used as a bench to tie your shoes. Or, sit on it to get ready for the day. This piece of furniture doubles as a bonus storage option. 

You might consider indulging in a custom island if you have a lot of floor space. Islands offer counter space for laying things out and extra drawers for clothes. You can add a custom chandelier with it to really create a boutique-like feel. 

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7 – Other space-saving options to organize your walk-in closet

There are several other ways to save space and make things easy to grab in your walk-in closet. Try using shelf dividers or an extra rod for hanging. Drawer inserts keep your items accessible. 

The sky’s the limit with repurposing items for storage. For example, you can use ice cube trays to store earrings and rings. Get creative and make getting ready for the day easier. It only takes a little bit of time to keep your space tidy.

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How to organize your walk-in closet | 7 easy tips to streamline your storage today