Finally, a way to make your small (but mighty) space feel twice as big.
Have you ever rifled endlessly through your closet to find your LBD for date night? Or tried to track down your kid's karate outfit in their mess of clothes, toys, and books? Yep, we've all been there. Maximize your closet space — and reduce your stress — with these affordable organizers for handbags, shoes, clothes, and more. Problem solved.
Imagine if these easy-to-hang dividers existed for adults.
Storage bins can get expensive. What's worse is when you have your heart set on a specific color, shape, or design but settle for something less than amazing (and way over-priced). Instead, craft these simple storage bins with the fabric of your choice and organize to your liking.
Clutches and wallets often get lost in the chaos (ahem, clutter). Display these beauties by securing acrylic holders to the wall.
If you're blessed with a big closet — or a walk-in (*gasp*) — then keep your laundry hamper stored below closet shelves. But hey, no outta sight, outta mind excuses here.
Leave no space untouched by filling any open shelves with bins, jewelry organizers, and labeled baskets. You can even add smaller fabric bins below rods full of clothes to store belts and other accessories.
Kids clothes don't take up a ton of space. Their toys and books, however, are another story. Make the most of your kid's closet by doubling it as toy and book storage with over-the-door pantry organizers.
If your house is overrun with handbags — on chair backs, doorknobs, and tucked away in under-bed storage — then this sleek, compact organizer will keep everything in one place (as long as you don't let your old habits get the best of you).
The easiest way to take your closet from junky to jaw-dropping? Pick your colors wisely: All-white hangers are clean, while light blue containers add an element of surprise.
Stop leaving your tote all over your house (and losing it). Hooks on the inside of your closet door will offer space for your entire collection. Plus, it makes picking out a purse that matches your outfit so much easier.
Forget the bathroom, it turns out shower hooks are perfect for hanging purses in your closet. Plus, this will ensure handles don't get misshaped.
Before you store your jewelry, give everything some TLC by following these tips and tricks.
Just because your closet doesn't come with drawers, doesn't mean you can't add any. Our advice? Organize your garments by activity — work, weekends, workouts, you name it.
A huge organizing mistake: not leaving enough storage for accessories and allowing them to pile up as a result. This closet boldly splits the space in half to make sure that doesn't happen.
Instead of filling your closet with mismatched hangers (what an eyesore!), use spray paint to give your existing organizers a fresh coat of color (we spotted this trick on ). It'll make your closet more bright, fun, and organized.
This tall, narrow shelf holds shoes on the bottom and accessories on top, making it a shoe rack and a vanity all in one.
The more you take advantage of labels, the less likely you'll end up throwing that random sock without a mate into whatever bin you come across (and then losing it in the black hole that is your closet forever).
Instead of wasting wall space on belts and scarves (when you could be using it for prettier things like jewelry or a mirror), you can pull this organizer out when you need it and stash it out of sight when you don't.
Savvy storage boxes with handles are basically made for out-of-season clothes stacked above your clothing rod. Because the higher you go, the more space you can add (just don't forget to invest in a safe step stool!).
If you put a mirror in your closet, you don't have to take your clothes out to examine your outfit. So you're much more likely to put items back on the rack immediately after deciding they didn't make the cut.
Instead of devoting a hanger to each of your scarfs (or worse, knotting multiples on one and causing major wrinkles), use shower rings to create individual holders for your entire collection.
Don't lose your hamper under your hanging clothes — stash it on a hook on the back of your closet door instead. This way, you'll know right away when it's time to throw in a load.
Nothing causes more mayhem in your closet than shirts that refuse to stay on their hangers. But pipe cleaners can help prevent that annoying mishap and the resulting wrinkles.
Even if you don't have as many pants as this closet owner, you'll still save major time in the morning if you organize your clothing by type of item — not color.
Instead of losing your camis in the back of your intimates drawer, use a crafty circle-shaped hanger to organize your entire collection on one hook.
Instead of fighting to close your closet door every morning, use curtains to conceal your clothes. That way, when your space is slightly over-stuffed, it's still relatively easy to hide.
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When you boost the bar higher, you can fit more below your clothes. Squeeze in a dresser or shoe rack, just make sure you keep a step stool nearby if you're a shortie.
Instead of accepting those awkward side walls as a lost cause, give your sunglass collection some attention. This solution is way better than keeping all your sunnies stuffed in your purse at all times.
Use embroidery floss to attach a row of rings onto a hanger to make an organizer that holds not one, but a total of 11 of these silky accessories.
You know those sticks you use to mix your paint? They're the ultimate DIY jewelry organizers once painted a bright color and hung from your closet walls.
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