How to Organize Your Closet – Ideas for Everyone

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If you've ever stared (or cried, shouted, pouted, etc.) at your closet for an embarrassing amount of time because you have NOTHING to wear, today's post is for YOU! Ever since I shared my ideas on how to dress your bump, you guys have been begging me to share all of my closet ideas.

I'm sharing my best closet organizing hacks and closet ideas to help you keep your closet clean and make sure you're rotating through all of your favorite clothes.

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Did you make it?! That wasn't so bad! If you're not curled up in a ball on your closet floor wishing you were already done, keep on reading for a recap! You've got this!

ORGANIZE BY COLOR AND SLEEVE LENGTH

Organizing by sleeve length makes it so much easier to put together outfits. I follow a generic color scheme and arrange everything in order from tank tops, sweaters, dresses and so on. By doing this, you'll be able to put outfits together quickly. You'll also be able to rotate them pretty well because you'll be aware of what you have for each season since they'll already be organized by sleeve length.

UTILIZE DRAWER SPACE

One of my favorite closet ideas is to utilize drawer space and roll clothes. (Check out how I roll my clothes for efficient packing in this video.) By rolling your clothes, you can fit so much more in a drawer. It keeps them wrinkle free and it helps you to see everything in one glance.

Closet organizing tips from Fun Cheap or Free.

If you don't have drawer space in your closet, don't fret! You can easily do this same thing in your dresser OR you can grab some bins like these and roll things within the bins.

FLIP YOUR HANGERS

I'm a huge fan of this tip because I like a lot of variety and have a lot of clothes. I don't follow a capsule wardrobe plan, but A LOT of Freebs do and LOVE it. If you're looking for more closet ideas and a way to get started with a capsule wardrobe, Get Your Pretty On has everything you need!

For me, I like choices! This tip comes back to a hanger. Anytime you wear something, put it back on the rack backwards. Then, every few months go through your closet and get rid of anything that's not flipped backwards because you're not wearing it enough. This also reminds you of what you haven't worn recently so you're not wearing the same clothes all of the time.

USE HOOKS: ONE OF THE BEST CLOSET IDEAS

Let's be honest, you only have so much hanging space for clothes, but you most likely have some blank space on your walls. Use hooks anywhere you can to hang backpacks, purses, bags, hats, scarves, belts, and anything else to get everything off of your floor. This gives everything a home and gets things out of your floor!

Closet ideas using hooks from Fun Cheap or Free.

ORGANIZING BOOTS

I.love.boots. I'm able to store them in my drawers, which is my preference. If you don't have the drawer space, all you'll need is an old pool noodle or an old magazine. Roll up the magazine or stuff the pool noodle and stick it in the boot for stability so you can store them upright on a shelf or lined up nicely against a wall. Easy peasy!

SHOE ORGANIZATION

Lastly, let's talk about shoes. Obviously, I LOVE shoes! I like to store mine front and back on a shelf. If you don't have shelves built into your closet, you can grab one of these shoe organizers here. They're fairly inexpensive and will really help you keep everything in order. I have a shoe problem, let's just not talk about it!

CATCH ALL BASKET

At all times, have a catch all basket in your closet. If you're like me, you're a dropper. While frantically trying to find what to wear, you grab clothes and toss them aside if they're not exactly what you're looking for.

Organize Closet with Catch All Basket from Fun Cheap or Free

Obviously, it would only take 5 seconds to put them up, but sometimes a girl just wants to live a little in her closet. Am I right?! When the basket is full, just take a few minutes to put it all away.

There ya go! That was just a few of my closet ideas to help you organize your closet. I'd love to know if you have any other closet ideas or organization tips. Please share them below in the comments!

How to Organize Your Closet Ideas for Everyone from Fun Cheap or Free

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Good luck getting organized and enjoy shopping your closet! 😉

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Comments

  1. Hi Jordan.

    Thanks so much for the information in this post. I actually watched the YouTube video as well and I was curious, where did you get your closet cabinetry? It was so pretty, and obviously well organized ???. Hoping it’s something replicable and customizable.

    Thanks for your time and thank you for all your posts and videos. Love the content, love seeing you and your beautiful family.

    Much love,

    Danielle Smith

    • Hi Danielle! The cabinetry was actually already in there when we moved in, so I’m no help to you! Thanks for the love 🙂

    • The pullout shelves look similar to the ones I have from IKEA. Its been ages since I bought them, but I think they were part of the PAX wardrobe system.

  2. I’m fairly organized, but the rest of my family isn’t. We live in a small house, no pantry, no walk in closets, nada. I have to keep my pantry items in kitchen cabinets, which means that everything else is out in plain view, every appliance, etc. i hate it. Any ideas for the space challenged, including clothes and shoes hoarders out here?

    • I would say to take advantage of whatever space that you do have! Is your refrigerator open on top? If so, put appliances there! We’ve done that in past houses and it’s a good use of space. As for clothes and shoes, try storing them under beds, if you have the space. They make a lot of different types of under the bed storage for different things. I hope that helps! 🙂

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