Getting Your Life Together After NYFW | 5 Tips for Closet Organization
This post is sponsored by At Home; however, I had 100% creative freedom and hope you enjoy!
New York, London, and Milan Fashion Week have officially passed and you've probably been inspired to add new pieces to your wardrobe for fall. Before you hang up those idesigner gems, it's best to make sure your closet is organized. You'll be less stressed on those weekday mornings before work when you're trying to figure out what to wear, too!
My closet has been long overdue for a serious cleanse and organization. This month, I've been working tirelessly to get my little walk-in together and it's finally perfect! I cleared the entire closet, sorted through boxes and bins, and donated three super large bags of clothes. I then organized every single article with storage and organization items I found at my local At Home store.
See the difference just a little bit of organization can make?
You don't need to spend a fortune on a custom closet. It can absolutely be affordable! I'm sharing four tips that you can use for a more organized closet.
1. Add an Over-the-Door Rack for Purses
I have so many handbags! I'm always carrying crossbody purses, so I like to keep them readily accessible at all times. An over-the-door rack is perfect for everything from hanging handbags to planning out outfits for the week. You will not only save space, but you'll be able to easily see your favorites at all times.
2. Line Shelves with Storage Totes
If you don't have a dresser, then storage totes are totally the way to go! I like to fill them with t-shirts and underwear. You can use as many as your shelves will hold and they're very easy to grab when you're getting dressed. Not to mention, they look so much better than clear bins that expose everything and can make the closet look more cluttered. These are excellent for concealing folded clothes and keeping a neat look.
3. Create More Space with Collapsible Shelving
Those who live in apartments may not have the luxury of a closet with compartments and shelving. In my closet, I have one elfa shelf and I'm not able to alter it. A hanging shelf is a must-have! Save and create more space with collapsible shelving. I found a 6-shelf hanging organizer ($7.99) from At Home that I really needed for the pieces that I don't necessarily like to hang.
Pieces To Consider Folding:
- Solid and printed t-shirts
- Sweaters and sweatshirts
- Extra pants and skirts
Try removing these pieces from your hangers and see how much space you save. You'll be pretty surprised! This will leave more room to hang the clothes that should be on hangers. I also placed my latest go-to shoes on an easily-to-assemble shoe rack which can be quickly moved or broken down at any time. The 5-tier rack I added has plastic liners that can be cleaned with a damp cloth.
4. Easily Condense Pants + Skirts
If you're like me, you have tons of pants and skirts. Statement bottoms are my weakness and they can really take up a lot of space in your closet. I used these genius velvet skirt and pant hangers ($5.99 each) that each hold up to four and five pieces on one hanger. Whoa. Talk about saving serious space!
While I was getting rid of clothes, I noticed that I had a lot of scarves as well, so this flower scarf hanger ($2.99) came in handy, too. No more loose scarves floating around lost in this girl's closet!
5. Fill Up a Chic Laundry Tote
Laundry totes don't always have to be for laundry. However, it's probably a good idea to have at least one so you're not dropping tiny socks and undies all the way from the dryer to your room, right? I found this grey-tone marble swirl tote ($19.99) and instantly thought it would work perfectly for storing my off-season pillows. There are no rules when it comes to the laundry tote -- you can store anything you need to. Extra purses, shoes, actual laundry...the choice is yours!
I've included links to similar At Home items throughout this blog post but, if you have an At Home store near you, I highly encourage you to visit for a full selection!