CLOSET ORGANIZERS FOR A SMALL CLOSET
Have you ever rifled forever through your closet to put together an outfit for date night and ended up showing up late? Have you ever gone overboard shopping but can’t seem to find a place for the new pieces in your tiny closet? Been there, done it. And this is pretty much how life looks like when you don’t have handy dandy closet organizers:
Whereas, you can have the same small closet but enjoy grab-and-go convenience, storage space maximization, and a decent background for Instagram photos. Something looks more like these:
Now, the only distance between your dream closet and the war zone where you “treasure hunt” daily is the perfect closet organizers.
There are three easy steps to find everything you need for a small closet:
- Step 1: Shop for a closet system;
- Step 2: Shop for a shoe organizer;
- Step 3: Shop for storage accessories to maximize storage space.
Easy peasy lemon squeezy. Let’s break it down to each step.
The closet system is like the skeleton of a closet, which usually comes in as kits that combine multiple kinds of storage, such as shelves, rods, and drawers. The two most common closet systems are the wood closet system and wire closet system.
The wood closet system offers an excellent style and is longer lasting. If you need drawers, the wood closet system is a better option as most wire kits don’t come with drawers. The wood closet system features hardwood and laminate wood, with different finishes and varieties. If you don’t have much time to shop around, always go with the classic styles and colors:
Brand: Closet Evolution
Brand: Pur by Bestar
Wire closet system, on the other hand, is more affordable and has a minimalist and contemporary style. It offers more open storage space and is highly adjustable.
Personally, I prefer a wood closet system over a wire closet system because you can find a wood closet kit costs as low as a wire kit while it has a superior appearance and lasts longer. Like wire closet kits, the wood closet organizers are adjustable to fit in the closet and maximize the vertical space. It makes a great investment for all these advantages. However, the wire closet system is easier to assemble, dissemble, and adjust, so, if you like to get creative with your organization system once a while, pick the wire closet system.
Most wood closet systems come with shoe storage, but if you purchased a wire closet system, or you are a loyal member of the how-many-shoes-are-too-many-shoes club, then you need to browse through these shoe storage options. Your shoe collection needs to be treated right.
A shoe rack is the most affordable and easy solution to your “is-shoe”. Feel free to get multiple racks to either line or stack them up for more storage space.
Ikea offers trendy shoe storage. It is slightly pricier than the regular racks, but much better looking.
A shoe cubby combines function and style. And for all the storage space it offers, it will make your investment worth.
We have had a closet system and shoe organizer in place, now it’s time to throw in storage accessories to maximize the utility of the closet space.
Hangers: Instead of getting traditional hangers, try unconventional hangers.
This space saving multi-purpose hanger saves up to 80% of closet space by hanging clothes vertically instead of horizontally. Yet every shirt stays visible.
Take advantage of a multi-purpose hanger. It allows you to hang more than pants, but also scarves and ties. It becomes a must-have in any neat and organized closets.
Storage Box: Stack storage boxes all the way up to fill all space between the highest level of the closet system and the ceiling and label the boxes. Rotate your clothes regularly and keep the out-of-season pieces in the storage box. You can find the minimalist-styled boxes in Ikea that go with any closet style. Or if you prefer some personalities, check out local boutiques to find the unique storage box with patterns and prints you desire. Sometimes, you may find similar items at target and discount stores including TJ Maxx for a better price.
Other accessories including over the door organizers to fully use the space behind the closet door for small items such as purses and wallets. Also, leave no space untouched by filling any open shelves with jewelry stands, sunglasses organizers, or add more small rods, if necessary, for belts. Although you will find all storage accessories on Amazon, I still recommend shopping at Daiso or similar stores first for small organizers because these products just make a lot more sense when it comes to saving space. Also, don’t be afraid to DIY organizers to fit your needs. For example, if your closet has curtains instead of doors, you might want to consider sewing pockets on the curtain to achieve the same function as over the door organizers.
There you have it, three steps to purchase all the closet organizers you need for a small closet. A well-organized closet has more significance in your life than you would expect. It does not only represent your lifestyle but is also good for your mental health. Start your closet organization journey today, and you will soon realize how easy it could be to find your next OOTD.