Walk over to your closet right now... what do you see? If you're anything like us your closet is an overstuffed, chaotic jungle of clothes, shoes, bags—the works. If your closet is pristine, well, we tip our hats to you. For the rest of you clothes hoarders, today is your lucky day because we're sharing five tried-and-true hacks that will help you get your closet in tip-top shape just in time for those warm weather days ahead. Small closet, big closet, no closet... we've got you covered!
Hack #1: Think Outside the Box (aka the Bedroom)
We're not saying to keep sweaters in your oven à la Carrie Bradshaw, but you can use the rest of your home as creative display opportunities for your prettiest shoes, jewelry, and accessories. Fashion is art, after all. Take it a step further and try mixing in household décor like books, sculptures, and candles to give it a more home-y vibe.
Hack #2: Suitcases Aren't JUST for Traveling
We're all guilty of it: You, like us, probably have several empty suitcases taking up a sizable amount of space in your home's closets. Stuff those babies with things like your snow boots, sportswear, bulky jackets, or even bikinis that only you only wear a few times a year.
Hack #3: Use Shoe Boxes to Organize Small Items
Are your drawers currently a hodgepodge of bracelets, scarves, and tangled necklaces? We feel you (especially on those necklaces). Well, finally your shoe-buying addiction pays off! Use old shoe boxes (versus buying expensive storage trays) in your drawers to organize your small accessories. It will save you tons of time and a minor headache.
Hack #4: Use Tension Rods to Gain Extra Hanging Space
Sometimes the smallest things make the biggest impact, and that is most definitely the case when it comes to rods and racks when organizing your clothing. We believe a closet's space is very valuable, so the next time you take a peek inside make note of any nooks and crannies that could use a small tension rod where you can hang necklaces, scarves, or delicates that you can't bare to hide in a drawer.
Hack #5: Put your Organized Clothes on Display
You may not have a fantasy walk-in closet (just yet!). Heck, you may not even have a closet, but that doesn't mean you can't have an envy-inducing display. Pick up a couple (if your space allows it) clothing racks and use the opportunity to display your prettiest garbs. Finding one that separates long and short clothing also helps to keep things looking tidy. Racks not your thing? Use a bookcase to display your coolest accessories and foldable items.
Have you started your spring cleaning yet? What tips and tricks do you use to keep your closet organized? Here are a few things to help you get organized...