If you’re anything like us, you love shopping and buying new pieces of beautiful clothing. The only problem is that our closets can easily get stuffed and become a cluttered, unorganized mess that makes it hard for us to even find those beautiful pieces of clothing that we love so much. It’s so frustrating, we know. That’s why we’re going to lay out some tips for you to get that closet organized for once and for all.
Use an Island
Islands aren’t just for the kitchen anymore. In fact, they are being used more and more frequently for organizing closets, and it’s a hack that we love. The top of the island allows you to easily display a handbag or two or even lay out some accessories to go with an outfit you’re planning. Built in drawers in the island allow for easy organization of foldable items without clutter and without having to ask your husband for some (more) of his drawer space.
Hire A Professional
Sometimes the level of disorganization in our closets is just too much for us to handle. That’s why we suggest bringing in the pros in one of two ways.
Wouldn’t you just love if Marie Kondo could show up and help you get your closet together? Well, in a sense, she can! There are plenty of companies and individuals dedicated to professional organizing. Hire them and they’ll have your closet in tip-top shape in no time.
If you’re in need of a more drastic change to get your closet organized, you can also call on the help of an interior designer. Interior designers can redesign and build you a whole new master suite complete with a killer closet or just focus on repurposing your space and turning it into the closet of your dreams.
Installing some shelving in your closet will really help organize it and take it to the next level. Suddenly, you’ll have plenty of space to display and store shoes, handbags, your favorite cashmere sweater and even a jewelry box or two. We love using shelving in closets because it adds a great element to storage without taking up hardly any space.
Try a Clothing Rack (Or Two)
Clothing racks are another great option for organizing your clothes without taking up too much space. Plus, racks give off major NYC fashion studio vibes.
Think Before You Hang
You’ll want to come up with some strategy before you start hanging things in your new and improved closet space. For best results and maximum organization, hang your tops and skirts above your built-in shelves and hang long dresses, pants and long skirts where nothing is underneath it that they can touch and look crumpled.
When reorganizing your closet, you may notice that you have a lot of vertical space that you’re not sure what to do with. We recommend using that space to hang some of your favorite accessories. Long necklaces will do especially well in vertical spaces because it prevents them from becoming tangled. You can also hang hats, bags and scarves in neat, organized rows.
Gone are the days of dumping your shoes in the back of your closet or behind your long, hanging dresses so nobody sees them. Those shoes deserve to be seen! For the most organized look, we recommend keeping shoes off the floor. Instead, use shelving, a shoe rack or some cubbies to neatly display your shoes. Pro tip: organize your shoes by color and season for an aesthetically pleasing shoe display.
Add Some Decor
To make the best use of your closet space and give it an even more homey feel, we recommend sprucing it up with some decor. Hang a mirror or two, maybe some bright wallpaper and a nice chaise lounge in the corner to bring the elements of the closet together. A full-length mirror in the closet also makes it a lot easier for you to try on clothes because you won’t have to leave the closet every time you try on a new piece.
Add a Curtain
A curtain is an easy way to add some flair if you have more of an open closet space. This will ensure that you don’t have to fight to close your closet door and will help keep your whole master suite look pulled together.
Whichever of these closet organizing ideas you choose to go with, we know you’ll be a lot happier and feel a lot better having an organized, clutter-free space for some of your favorite purchase and everyday necessities. With all this newly discovered space, it might even be time to expand your wardrobe!