Easy DIY Closet Organization; Tips and Tricks For Maximizing Your Closet Space

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Are you looking for DIY closet organization? Hometalk TV asked me to host an episode that would include how to easily organize closet space. We all love to have an organized closet and finding storage solutions for a small closet can be especially challenging. I’m sharing DIY closet organization ideas with some tricks and hacks along the way. The best part is you can use these storage ideas to meet your exact needs and create your own custom closet.

You could definitely use a shoe organizer to help you out, but my closet has a sliding door so that won't work for me. I put my shoes in these clear containers that you can get from the dollar or department store.

DIY Closet Organization

What is the best solution for shoe storage?

You could definitely use a shoe organizer on the closet door to help you, but my closet has a sliding door so that won’t work for me.

I have found a great way to store my shoes with these clear containers. You can get them at the dollar store, container store, or department store.

I stack them on my shelf to conserve space, and I can see what is inside the boxes.I have a collapsible stool that I keep in my closet so that I can reach.

I stack them on a high shelf, this is a great option to create extra storage space, and I can see what is inside the boxes. You can even stack them based on your frequency of use so you have easy access to the pairs of shoes you wear most frequently.

I have a collapsible stool that I keep in my closet so that I can reach it.

I like to use these fabric boxes from the dollar store. I have learned to help them hold their shape, I place a large plastic box inside the fabric box. You could easily go with one or the other if you like.

How do I hide open storage?

These fabric boxes from the dollar store are the perfect solution for hiding open closet storage so you don’t have a messy closet.

I place a large plastic box inside the fabric box to help them keep their shape.

You could easily go with one or the other if you like.

These boxes help with stackable storage. Fold the back of a hat in, and then stack them. They fit nice and easy into a box.

These boxes help with stackable storage, especially with smaller items.

Fold the back of a hat in, and then stack them. They fit nice and easy into a box.

I roll all of my leggings up and place them in a storage box. This works great for young kid's pants as well.

I roll all of my leggings up and place them in a storage box. This works great for young kid’s pants as well.

There are great inexpensive hangers out there that you can use for belts, scarves, jewelry, and tie storage.

How do you store leather belts?

how do you store ties?

How do you store jewelry?

There are great inexpensive hangers out there that you can use for belts, scarves, jewelry, and tie storage. These are particularly handy in small spaces.

I like to make outfits and store them in my closet. This eliminates 1 of 2 hangers. Works with pants or skirts and shirt outfits.

How do you organize too many clothes?

I like to make outfits and store them in my closet. This is an easy way to eliminate 1 of 2 hangers on your clothing rack. Works with pants or skirts and shirt outfits.

Measure a pool noodle for how long it needs to be in a boot and cut it with a knife or saw.

What can I put in boots to keep shape?

Measure a pool noodle for how long it needs to be in a boot and cut it with a knife or saw.

Place the noodles in the boots to help them stand up.

Place the noodles in the boots to help them stand up.

You can buy garment bags, or you can poke a hole in the bottom of a garbage bag, place the hanger through the hole, and you have an inexpensive garment bag.

How do you prevent hanging clothes from collecting dust?

You can buy garment bags, or you can poke a hole in the bottom of a garbage bag, place the hanger through the hole, and you have an inexpensive garment bag.

You can even cinch up the bottom if you like.

Use pop tabs to connect hangers together so that they give you more vertical hanging to help conserve space.

One of my favorite diy closet organizer ideas creates more vertical hanging space without adding additional closet rods. I Use pop tabs to connect hangers together and this generates more space in the entire closet.

Place adhesive hooks on a door or wall.

What is the proper way to store handbags?

Place adhesive hooks on a door or wall.

Slide bags onto a tension rod or dowel, and place into the hooks.

Slide the bags onto a tension rod, inexpensive towel bar or dowel, and place into the hooks.

You could also use an s hook or shower curtain rings to hook the bags onto the rod as well.

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Other tips include:

  • I also like swapping out seasonal items on the top shelf.
  • A shoe organizer can work great as it has pocket holes to store many items and can be put on the side of the closet using a tension rod.
  • You can also create custom shelving to help with space in a room or closet. Adjustable shelves are great for so many different-sized items.
  • This is one way to organize spacious walk-in closets
  • You might be interested in seeing how I organize a smaller closet in my kids’ rooms.
  • Place small items in a basket to keep them from getting lost
  • Built-in closet organizers are great, and if you don’t have something like this you can get a hanging closet organization system for inside your kid’s closets or your master closet. (one example is a hanging sweater cubby)
  • A wall-mounted coat rack can be great for jewelry, coats, bags etc.
  • If you don’t want to make permanent changes hanging organizers, and command hooks can be a great option.
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24 Comments

  1. Only you would figure out a way to use pop tabs to layer hangers. That’s genius. I like the pool noodles inside boots too. The video was really helpful. I’m so excited to learn about making videos.

    1. Thank you so much Andrea, you are so very kind. I hope some of these are helpful and I’m excited to read your post. Thanks for hopping with me.

  2. Chas, I love the pool noodles idea for boots! I will definitely try that. And I love your idea for making outfits! Such great tips! Thanks for sharing!

    1. Thank you so much Mary. There is never enough closet space as far as I’m concerned. Can’t wait to check out your post and wonderful hopping with you.

  3. You are so creative! I love your ideas like the pool noodles for boots and how to hang clothes together!!

    1. Thank you so much Kristin, and I’m so glad you like those ideas. Wonderful hopping with you!

  4. Wow! Great ideas for closet organization. I would have never thought of use the pop tops to get more closet storage and organization.
    Have a great week,
    Kippi

    1. Thank you so much Kippi! I’m thrilled you like some of the tips and tricks! Wonderful hopping with you friend.

    1. Thank you so much Cynthia, I appreciate it. Wonderful hopping with you friend.

  5. I am definitely going to track down some pool noodles for my boots. I think this will be great to prevent those creases on the sides from folding over! Thanks for the tip!

    -Niky @ The House on Silverado

    1. Thank you so much Niky, I’m thrilled the boot hack might help you. Wonderful hopping with you πŸ™‚

    1. Thank you so much Tarah! Wonderful hopping with you friend.

  6. You are so creative! I absolutely love the pool noodle idea. I am always trying to keep my boots from falling over. You have the most organized closet I’ve ever seen.

    1. You are so very kind Kim, thank you so much. I hope the pool noodles help you too.

  7. Rolling yoga/ leggings and putting them in a bin is genius! I am definitely going to have to start doing that.

    1. Thank you so much Joanne, I’m thrilled this hack can help you πŸ™‚

  8. These are great tips for closet organization! Thanks for sharing! Visiting today from the Inspire Me Monday link up. Have a great week!

    1. Thank you Marielle, I’m thrilled you think so. Thank you for stopping by!

  9. Chas, you are the queen of organization. Wow, what great tips – perhaps there is hope for my closet after all… Thanks for sharing!!

    1. Wow Kim, thank you so much for the kind words. You’ve made my day! You can do it, and let me know if you want to chat about it. I’m here to support you and cheer you on.

  10. Chas, you never cease to amaze me. I love the way you make organization projects so doable. . . no fancy equipment, no fuss, just great ideas galore!

    Thanks so much for joining the Grace at Home party at Imparting Grace. I’m featuring you this week!

    1. You are so very sweet Richelle, thank you so much for the kind words. Thank you for the feature, you just made my day. Sending hugs to you friend and I’ll see you at the next one.

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