Are you overwhelmed with a cluttered closet, finding it hard to locate your favorite outfit or essential accessories? A messy closet can be a constant source of frustration, but with a few easy adjustments, you can transform it into an organized, functional space. Here’s how to maximize your closet space and arrange it for optimal efficiency.

  • Declutter

Before rearranging, take the time to go through your closet and sort through your items. Remove anything you don’t wear or need. If you haven’t worn something in the last year, consider donating or selling it. If you don’t already have a basket or bin in your main closet for donations, this is a great time to add one.

  • Categorize Your Clothing

Group your clothes by type, such as shirts, pants, dresses, and jackets. This will help you find what you need more quickly and keep everything in order. Think through how you’re storing clothing – do you want to hang what you’re hanging and fold what you’re folding?  Make a change if it makes sense.

  • Use Uniform Hangers

Using the same type of hanger for all of your clothing not only looks great but also helps the items hang at the same level, creating more space.


  • Find the Right Storage Solutions

Consider using shelves, bins, or drawers to store items like shoes, handbags, and accessories. Having a designated spot for each type of item will make your closet look cleaner and function better.

  • Implement the Seasonal Swap

If your closet space is limited, consider rotating your clothes by the season. Store out-of-season clothes in another location, like under-bed storage or up on a shelf and only keep the current season’s clothes hanging in the closet.

  • Add Hooks and Racks

Utilize hooks on the back of your closet door or inside the closet to hang belts, scarves, or jewelry. Adding extra racks or shelves can also increase storage space for shoes and folded items.

  • Think Vertically

Make use of the vertical space in your closet by adding shelves or stackable bins. Store less frequently used items on the higher shelves and keep everyday items at eye level.

  • Lighting Matters

Proper lighting can make a big difference in how your closet functions. Adding some bright, well-placed lighting can help you easily find what you’re looking for.

  • Maintain the System

Once you’ve got everything in place, make a habit of keeping it that way. Spend a few minutes each day putting things back where they belong, and your closet will stay organized and efficient.

An organized closet is more than just a pleasing sight; it’s a tool for making your daily routine smoother and more enjoyable. By decluttering, categorizing, and making smart use of space, you can turn even a small closet into a highly functional space. Investing time and thought into your closet now will save you time and stress in the long run. Join us in Homekeeping Society this month, the Monthly Focus is Closets and we’re working on them all month long.