Closets are one of those places that always seem to suffer the most from clutter! Unworn clothing, shoes-too-small, and barely-used blankets take up vital storage space, often unnecessarily.
But the days of putting up with an unorganized closet are long gone!
If there’s one thing Pinterest and Netflix have taught us, it’s that doorless closets have become a décor trend. The aesthetic appeal of an open clothes rail is highly desirable – but only if it looks minimalist!
With tidy storage baskets, neat drawer organizers, and a ton of helpful hacks from organizing experts, you can wave goodbye to a messy closet for good.
Say hello! to Lifewit storage solutions and these best home organization hacks that can help organize your closet the simple way.
1. Use Storage Bags for Seasonal Clothes
Keeping winter coats hanging in your closet during summer is nothing but a waste of space – especially if your closet is doorless!
They take up a ton of eye space and don’t look pretty mixed in with your summer dresses.
One of the best ways to save space is to organize your closet seasonally. Use storage bags to keep your winter clothes tucked away during summer – and vice versa with your summer clothes in winter.
If your closet is overrun with messy blankets and spare pillows, use a large capacity storage bag for those, too. It’ll look cleaner and neater!
2. Declutter Seasonally
To keep your closet clean and tidy all year round, you need to declutter regularly.
At Lifewit, we recommend having a clear-out at least twice a year if you want to keep your clothes looking neat and minimalist.
Ideally, it’s best to do this every time you swap your clothes to match the season. When organizing your winter clothes into storage bags, get rid of anything you haven’t worn this year. Do the same when packing your summer clothes away.
3. Get Drawer Organizers
What’s the point in tidying your closet if the drawers are a complete mess?
Make life easy and use organizers to clean up your drawers. A set of 4 underwear dividers are perfect for separating your socks, stockings, bras, and panties.
If you (or your partner) own several belts, watches, and ties, clear drawer organizer trays are fab at keeping them neatly tucked away.
If your dressing table is also in your closet, choose a stackable set of desk organizers for your make-up, nail polishes, and hair accessories. It’ll look sleek and make it easier to find those bobby pins in the morning!
4. Use Matching Hangers
A well-organized closet isn’t complete without matching hangers!
One of the most common closet issues we come across is mismatched hangers. If you want to make your closet look and feel tidier, ditch the jumbled hangers of all shapes and sizes.
For the best aesthetics, choose velvet hangers in a nude or grey color, or an “invisible” transparent collection to give the illusion of space.
5. Categorize By Length
When hanging up your clothes, don’t just chuck them on the rail unevenly!
Clashing clothing lengths is one of the worst ways to organize a closet.
Instead, categorize the way you hang your clothes by length. Keep the outer edges of your closet specifically for long trousers and dresses. Hang everything else in an upwards slant.
For example, start with trousers and dresses, then hang your blouses and skirts, and finish up with your crop tops or sports bras.
6. Roll Up!
Instead of folding your clothes into drawers, try rolling them up instead! This works particularly well if you have organizing dividers for your drawers.
Instead of laying your sweats flat and folded, roll them up and keep them vertical. Do the same with your t-shirts, hoodies, and gym wear.
It’ll stop certain clothes from being buried away (and forgotten about!) and make it easier for you to see all your clothes at a glance.
Just because you want to have a minimalist closet, that doesn’t mean you have to get rid of all your beautiful clothes.