Super-Smart Tips for Your Most Organized Closet Ever

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.

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Hanging accessories
Elsie Larson
Hang Your Favorite Accessories

Hooks are your best friend when it comes to organizing your hats, bags, and necklaces. Your favorite outfit makers also double as a decor moment when grouped together in neat rows.

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closet vanity with shoes
Tessa Neustadt
Keep Your Shoes Off the Floor

Easily find your gym sneakers or date night heels by keeping your footwear in cubbies or investing in a shoe rack. Organize by color or activity so you can quickly grab and go.

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Sunglasses storage diy
Emily Schuman
String Up Your Sunnies

Take a cue from blogger and DIY a sunglasses display with wire and a frame. It only took her a few minutes to make!

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DIY drawer organizers
Serena Appiah
DIY Drawer Organizers

Find jewelry, socks, or your favorite swimsuit in a flash with simple-to-make organizers. Use bright and patterned scrapbook paper for an extra dose of happy every time you open your drawers.

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soda tab hanger
Gina Luker
Use a Soda Tab to Double Hanging Space

Pop off the tab of your favorite soft drink and use it to double up your hangers. Group like shirts together to easily find what you need.

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Divide Your Baby's Closet

Imagine if these easy-to-hang dividers existed for adults.

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Lovely Etc.
Make DIY Fabric Bins

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 overpriced). Try crafting these simple storage bins with the fabric of your choice and then organizing to your liking.

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Polished Habitat
Keep It Clear

Clutches and wallets often get lost in the chaos (ahem, clutter). Display these beauties by securing acrylic holders to the wall.

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Keep Your Laundry Off the Floor

If you're blessed with a big closet — or a walk-in (*gasp*) — then keep your laundry hamper nearby in a big stand-up bin. This one has two removable bags that you can take straight to the washer, plus a lid to hide dirty clothes.

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Dressing room with vintage armchair
KatarzynaBialasiewiczGetty Images
Hang Some Curtains

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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A Bowl Full of Lemons
Use Every Nook and Cranny

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.

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Polished Habitat
Give It Another Purpose

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.

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Store Bags In One Spot
$8.57 (24% off)

If your house is overrun with handbags — on chair backs, doorknobs, and tucked away in under-bed storage — then this compact hanger organizer will keep everything in one place (as long as you don't let your old habits get the best of you). 

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Just a Girl and Her Blog
Color Coordinate Your Containers

The easiest way to take your closet from junky to jaw-dropping? Pick your colors wisely: All-white hangers look super clean, while light blue containers add an element of surprise.

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How to Nest for Less
Hang Bags on the Door

Stop leaving your tote all over your house. 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.

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A Thoughtful Place
Hang Bags on Hooks

Forget the bathroom. It turns out shower hooks are perfect for hanging purses in your closet. Plus, this ensure handles don't get crushed.

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WATCH: 7 Genius Tricks for Jewelry Cleaning and Care

Before you store your jewelry, give everything some TLC by following these tips and tricks.

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I Heat Organizing
Add Drawers With a Purpose

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.

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Uncommon Designs
Share the Space

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.

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Blue I Style
Use Color to Coordinate

Instead of filling your closet with mismatched hangers (what an eyesore!), use spray paint to give your existing organizers a fresh coat of color. It'll make your closet more bright and cohesive.

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Freckles Chick
Try Double-Duty Storage

This tall, narrow shelf holds shoes on the bottom and accessories on top, making it a shoe rack and a vanity all in one.

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View Along the Way
Slide Your Storage

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.

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Confessions of a Serial DIYer
Use Space Up Top

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).

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Paper Daisy Design
Add a Chic Mirror

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.

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Hip 2 Save
Enlist the Help of Shower Rings

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.

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Making Nice in the Midwest
Put Laundry on the Door

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.

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In My Own Style
Stop Letting Shirts Slip

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.

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Honey We're Home
Organize by Category

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.

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Dream Design DIY
Don't Hang Everything the Same Way

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.

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Urban Acreage
Hang Your Clothing Rod Higher

When you boost the bar higher, you can fit more below your clothes. Squeeze in a dresser or shoe rack underneath, and keep a step stool nearby if you're a shortie.

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