Not only does having a tidy closet help you get ready for your day with less stress, it’s also the very space in your home that
can help to bring about a sense of calm and ease as you both start and finish your day.
Just think waking up in the morning to a rack of neatly placed items that you can easily access that makes your daily clothing choices a breeze…. 😌
Or that moment when you open your drawer to lounge wear that’s organised and waiting for you to wrap yourself in for a cozy night in 😴
Sounds pretty good hey?…
But what if you have a small closet space with items bursting at the seams?
Something I have had many clients ask me is how do you organise a closet space that's small when you have a lot of stuff?
And stuff that even after the art of decluttering you really want to keep but struggle to find the space tp store?
Having a small closet space can be a common challenge for many, and I get it, I too have had very small closet spaces throughout many years of my life and a big love for clothes 😉
But the common and obvious challenge that arises with this is that it can easily become cluttered, messy, and disorganised.
That small stack of clothes can continue to pile up and before you know it you can forget what you have in the first place.
Let alone the daily stress of trying to find that missing work shirt or item you need to wear along the way…
While creating just enough room in your small closet for those much loved items might seem impossible, today I’m sharing 7 simple storage ideas that will help you create a closet space that’s both functional and organised, ready for you to breeze through your day with less mess and stress.
# 1. Make use of your closet doors
A simple storage solution here is hanging accessories such as hand bags, belts, hats, and sunglasses behind your closet door.
You can get a great range of storage options such as felt pocket organisers or simple rod type hangers that work wonders for this space and keep everything in order just 👌
# 2. Use Shoe Containers
Try keeping your shoes in good condition and not collecting dust with clear storage boxes. These are great for if you need to stack them on top of each other to make use of your top shelf spaces or both off the floor or to the side of your closet space areas.
Adjustable shoe racks, or wall shelving can also work wonders here too.
# 3. Switch to velvet hangers
Not only will these help you to save space by helping you store twice the amount of clothing in the same amount of space, they are also great for keeping your tops in shape with their non-slip surface.
The hangers pictures above are from www.mycoathangers.com.au but you can pick them up from most department stores such as Bunnings, Target, and Kmart.
# 4. Hang your hand bags
This keeps them off the floor and gives them a space to live, especially when this is an item that you may use on a daily basis that can sometimes get left elsewhere in your home such as the kitchen table or bench, forming clutter in other areas of your home.
Try storing your most used hand bags on hooks in your garage or entrance way, for others not in daily rotation try behind your closet door.
For travel bags etc try storing under the bed to allow more space in your closet areas.
# 5. Use storage dividers
These can be great for sorting and organising your clothes into like sections i.e. pants with pants and tops with like tops, creating more order when pairing your pieces together, making it easier to see what you have in each category, whilst preventing them from forming mess over time.
I love our closet drawer organisers which you can get via our online store to keep your socks, singlets, underwear and tees in order here.
# 6. Make use of the top of your wardrobe with storage baskets
I put my occasional accessories and wear in this section with items such as snow / hiking gear and swim wear that I only use on occasion. This means it’s not in the way of your every day use areas whilst you’re accessing your closet for your day to day attire.
# 7. Seasonally review and store your closet items accordingly
I love moving with the seasons because I find it naturally flows with the weather and type of clothing that I have as a focus for the season ahead.
I always give my closet a good clean whilst I do this, which helps to keep it uplifted and fresh.
Once the warmer weather comes around simply store your bulky jumpers in vacuum storage bags either in under bed storage or other closet areas in the home. But make sure it’s all kept together in one place ready for the next season so you don't have stuff here there and everywhere throughout your home.
As you go about your Spring clean simply clear out what you don’t wear on a regular basis whilst your at it.
Whether it’s to your local donation store, or selling it on eBay. If it’s not getting utilised and you think you probably won’t wear it in the future, then it might be time to let it go, because it often ends up becoming clutter otherwise.
There you have it 7 Simple Storage Ideas for a Small Closet.
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Have a great day, and here’s to a clean and clutter free closet space that’s to boot,