7 Game-Changing Tips That Helped Me Organize My Closet for Good

I recently moved into a new apartment, and let me just say that it's been a challenge to organize my closet. As a fashion editor, I have quite a bit of clothing, which can be difficult (and tiring) to sort through. But as getting dressed in the morning became increasingly frustrating because I could never find anything, I decided it was time to finally fully organizemy closet. When my closet is clean, my outfits start to get better. Not only can I see everything, but my mind is also less cluttered because I don't have to stare at the clothes everywhere. While I prefer things to be organized, my closet has always been my biggest battle. So I put together tips that I used because if I can do it, so can you. (Trust me.)

Below, alongside tips to use in your closet organization journey, you'll also find products that will make everything a lot easier. Think stackable storage pins, racks that use vertical space, and so much more.

1. Dedicate a Full Day to Organize, Organize, and Organize

While it may be tempting to organize here and there, this may end up leaving you to feel more stressed than content. Instead of picking at your closet sporadically dedicate a full day or two to decluttering and organizing your pieces. It may seem like a large chunk of time, but it'll be completed quicker and leave you happier.

2. Organize by Product, and Then Color

We've all seen the Instagrammable closets organized by color, it's never worked out for me when I try it. Instead, I like to sort my pieces into categories and then by color within that grouping.

3. Use Coordinating Hangers

Even if you have organized your clothing, mismatched hangers can keep everything looking off. I like to buy my hangers in bulk from the same source so it keeps everything looking neat.

Elong Home 30 PackSolid Wooden Hangers ($35)

House Day 60 Pack Black Velvet Hangers ($33)

4. Keep Smaller Items in Storage Boxes

In my moving process, I realized how many small accessories or pieces I've lost or forgot I even had since they were thrown around in drawers. I didn't want to lose track of them again, so I made sure to invest in storage solutions that kept them in place (and were easily accessible.)

Feiscon Store Acrylic Jewelry Organizer ($25)

The Container Store Avera Jewelry Organizer Trays ($29)

Simple Houseware Underwear Organizer Drawer Divider 4 Set ($15)

5. Stack Thick Items Like Sweatshirts or Jeans

While some may like to hang thick items like denim or sweaters, I find it can be difficult especially if your closet space is on the smaller end like mine. To keep them stacked without falling over, consider buying dividers.

Acrylic Store 4pcs Shelf Dividers ($20)

The Container Store Lynk Tall White Solid Shelf Dividers ($15)

6. Steam or Iron Your Clothes Before Hanging

I know it takes a bit more work, but keeping things ironed or steamed before you hang them is worth it. Not only does it add to the appearance, but when you're in a rush to get dressed and grab a dress that's not crumpled, you'll thank me later.

Nori Press The Nori Press ($120)

Sunbeam Steam Iron ($33)

7. Optimize Vertical Storage

When you own a lot of items but minimal closet space, you have to get creative with your storage solutions. Use vertical space as much as possible, meaning you can have hanging storage solutions on your closet door, get storage boxes for under the bed, or store shoes and bags on higher shelving.

The Container Store Graphite 12-Tier Over the Door Shoe Rack ($40)

Storagelab Underbed Storage Containers ($30)

Shop More Organizational Products:

Oxo Good Grips Expandable Dresser Drawer Divider ($20)

Akro-Mils 26 Drawer ($65)

Mdesign Store Stackable Fabric Closet Storage Organizer Holder Bin ($40)

Simple Houseware Adjustable Closet Hanging Rod, Chrome ($17)

Ipow Store 12 Pack Thickened Clear Plastic Stackable Shoe Boxes ($40)

Deco Brothers Supreme 23 Loop Scarf/Belt/Tie Organizer Hanger Holder ($10)

Homcom 3-Drawer Shoe Cabinet Modern Storage Rack ($144)

Conbola Jewelry Organizer ($18)

Bb Brotrade Hanging Jewelry Organizer ($12)

Abo Gear Storage Containers ($15)

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