Top 5 Life-Changing Small Closet Organization Tips
Ready to get your closet under control?! These 5 small closet organization tips are going to blow your mind and change your life for the better.
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Bedroom closets are one of the most used spaces in a house/apartment. You basically have to use your closet everyday.
And because of this, they become one of the most disorganized spaces in a house.
Especially with limited space, it is so important that you know the best small closet organization tips! Constantly having to take things out and put things back into your closet on a daily basis could leave the space disorganized and cluttered.
But with the right tips, you can not only organize your closet, but make sure it actually stays organized.
This post is all about small closet organization tips!
Work with your closet space
Every closet is different, so organizing every closet is going to be different. Everything depends not only on the size and shape of your closet, but on what you need to fit into the space as well.
If you have more hanging space than shelf space, hang more. If you have more shelf space, fold more. So many clothes can be hung or folded, so there is so much room to customize your organization to your needs.
For example, you can file fold jeans in a drawer, or you can hang them up. Same thing goes for most shirts. Small closet organization tips are so important because of your limited space.
So, you have to work with the space if you are going to keep it organized.
Divide your closet into categories
Once your closet is organized, the way to actually keep it this clean is to set up manageable systems by creating categories. In doing so, everything will always have a home and you will always know where to put it.
The basic categories for any closet are tops and bottoms. The rest really depends on how much closet space you have and what you keep in your closet.
Like I said, I have a lot of shelves in my closet, so I have a lot of categories for everything I store in there. In addition to the basic categories, I have sections on the shelves for purses/bags, shoes, camera equipment, athletic clothes, and sweatshirts. Then in my hanging area, I have categories for everyday shirts, dress pants, jackets, dresses, and skirts.
Your categories can be as specific or broad as you think you need. It can be one shelf or an entire half of the closet. Every space is different, so again, just work with what you got.
File fold your clothes
For small closets in particular, it is such a space-saver to file fold clothes. In short, file folding is just folding your clothes so they stand up in a bin or drawer.
This way, all your clothes are viewable and easily accessible. For more information on what file folding is and how to do it, check out my article here!
While you might think you need drawer space to file fold, this is not the case. Remember, work with the space you have.
In my closet, I have a bunch of shelves and no drawers. So instead, I put bins on the shelves and file fold my clothes in there. This is also so perfect because then there are pre-made dividers for each article of clothing.
Organize in the order you wear
When you organize your closet, you want to arrange your clothes in the order that you wear them. When I do this, I like to start at the bottom and work by way up.
First, if you keep shoes in your closet, put those on the bottom shelves. Then, move into your bottoms and finally add your tops.
Doing this makes it super easy to get ready in the morning when you are half asleep (speaking from experience).
Put your most used items at eye level
My last tip–and maybe the most important one–is to put all of the most common items in the easiest to reach places.
This is the stuff that is constantly being worn, washed, and returned, so it makes it extremely helpful if it is at eye level and easy to access. Likewise, whatever you don’t use or wear very often should go in the back of the closet, or on the bottom or top areas.
These small closet organization tips can be adapted for any closet, regardless of the shape or size! I hope these tips help you take back your space!
This post was all about small closet organization tips!
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Dividing everything into categories is such a good idea! I might have to put that into practice! Thanks for sharing these great tips!!
Brianna NitsbergCharley Allison
That is definitely my go-to strategy when organizing anything! Good luck organizing Charley!
I learned “file folding” from Marie Kondo and I’ve never looked back since!✨
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Brianna NitsbergCamille Co
Same with me! Such a game-changer!
I love the arrangement idea by where you wear them. I definitely need a new closet setup.
Brianna NitsbergArunika Ghosh
Thank you Arunika! Let me know if you need any help!
I loved this article! I’ve been struggling with space optimization in my closet so I can’t wait to try out these tips!
Brianna NitsbergBrittney Burchett
Thanks Brittney! Let me know if you need any help!
great tips bri! new years coming and it is the perfect time to get organised. Thanks for sharing your tips! xoxo
Brianna NitsbergPatrica Rios
Thank you Patrica! Good luck organizing in the new year!
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