The Best Way To Organize Your Closet

closet organization

Our recent move was a great opportunity to get my closet organization down right. After doing a complete closet purge, I set out to see what was missing in terms of hooks, hangers and storage.  Starting every day off with an orderly closet not only makes getting dressed easier and faster, but it also instills a sense of calm each time I step into this tidy space. There aren’t a lot of things we can control in this life  (sometimes not even in the rest of my own home) so I consider my closet my happy respite from all the chaos.

Occasionally,  I do still  have those days where I’m running late and trying on several outfits only to realize that I either don’t like the way they fit or look, or both. But, when the mess starts to pile up on the floor, I go right back to the habit I first got into when we were initially unpacking everything during our move. I listen to pod casts (lately this one) or audio books (most recently this one) on my phone to pass the time and take my mind off folding and hanging. It really does make the whole experience a lot more fun. It might seem like an obvious thing, but for me it’s made a big difference in keeping my closet organized.

As for actual products to help keep things looking orderly – here are a few that I swear by:

To organize my clutches, I use these budget friendly, wooden pot holders (as seen below). These clear file sorters are also great for holding clutches!

To plan out outfits and hold bags I use these awesome brass rods (as seen above).

Inside drawers I love these trays for holding jewelry and makeup.

And, finally, I absolutely swear by these hangers (last image below).

Do you have any great closet organizing tricks?


top two images: Nicole Cohen
bottom image via my Instagram

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  1. Do you have any tips for organizing ties and belts?

    Published on 6.23.15 · Reply
  2. I dream of being this organized!!! Love the tip on the brass rod…getting those! I've been waiting for the time we can redo the closet/master bath, but my heart isn't in it yet, so this will carry me for a while!

    xx e

    Published on 6.23.15 · Reply
  3. missi wrote:

    Great ideas! Thanks!

    Published on 6.25.15 · Reply
  4. jorg gray wrote:

    Find laundry hampers, jewelry organizers, wicker baskets and closet rods at Lowe's. Shop for corner shelf units closetsbydesign Austin,

    Published on 7.2.15 · Reply