Double the Space in your Closet!

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Closet Organization

Do you need tips to help with your closet organization? Maybe you have clothes you no longer want or can wear. Or perhaps that linen closet is overflowing with lots of old or unused linen. Possibly, you use your closet for storage of files or a hideaway of random other items. If you have any of these issues, continue reading to find out some great tips to help with organizing your closet.

Lighten Up Your Closet Space

This is an important step when organizing your closet. Empty everything out of your closet and PURGE.Take some time and go through your closet to determine if all of the items are indeed needed. When is the last time you used the item? If it’s been more than a few months, consider donating it, tossing or selling it. A great way to be honest with yourself on this is to turn all of your hangers backward. Set yourself a time frame by months, maybe three months. As you wear the items, hang them back in the closet with the hook turned your usual way. All hangers facing the opposite way means it’s time to get rid of those items.

Space Savers

Now that you’ve lightened up space you can begin looking at different ways to use your closet space more efficiently. You can then add some shelves, hanging organizers or cubbies to your closet to keep things nicely organized and accessible to you.

Group Like Items

Grouping like items together is another great tip for closet organization. By grouping all of your towels together on one shelf will make it easier for everyone in your home to find. When you put items back in your wardrobe closet be sure to hang all shirts together, put skirts/pants together, etc., it will make life easier to find what you need.

How Is Your Closet Configured

Take a look at your closet and ask yourself if it works for your needs? Does your closet need additional shelves or rods? Maybe you can add a bottom rod to hang shirts or possibly you could use more space between shelving in your linen closet.

Quality vs. Quantity

Purchase fewer items. Keep fewer things in your closet by thinking about spending the same amount of money on quality items vs. paying less for more items. This alone will free up lots space.

Relocate Items’ Home

Do you use your closet for odds and ins? Instead of using your closet space for storage, find a new home for those keepsake items. Storage bins are great or maybe use your attic space.

Seasonal Items

If you have a small area to work with or you just have a lot of clothing for each season, try only having the current season items in the closet. You can use storage bins or garmentbags to store out of season items until it’s time to use them again.


Matching your hangers is a great tool when organizing your closet. You can use a variety of hangers based on colors and/or material. You can hang shirts on one type/color, dress slacks on another, jeans on another, etc. Hangers can be a great visual tool.

Put these great tips into play and help get your closet organized today.