Now that fall is here, it's time to weed out those summer clothes and store them away. I've got some great closet organization ideas to help you organize and streamline your life so you can get ready faster. I've partnered with Febreze to share these tips with you!
When we moved into our new house a few months ago, the one thing I wanted was custom closets. I wanted a space to get ready and have all of my things laid out in front of me where I could see them. I got my wish but I still have to make good use of the space I have. With the transition from summer to fall, and again from winter to spring, I try to go through all of my clothing and accessories and pack away anything I'm not going to use during that season. It's been a lifesaver for me and makes it much easier for me to get ready in the mornings.
Now that I'm packing away my summer clothes and breaking out my fall wardrobe essentials, I wanted to share some of my closet organization ideas and tips. Trust me, decluttering and getting organized will help you stay focused, and your closet will look so much better because of it!
Closet organization ideas
1.) Use space-saving vacuum-sealed storage bags. I realized the beauty of these bags during a cross-country move several years ago. I was able to bring so much with me since it was compact and compressed.
Twice a year, I swap out the clothing that's front and center in my closet. Now that it's fall, I'm packing away most of my bathing suits, beach cover-ups, shorts, and tank tops. I do live in Florida, so some of those things will stay, but not nearly as much. It's time to break out the sweaters and coats! Once I pack the bags, I suck the air out and then stack them in our guest room closet, slide them under my bed, or store them inside our luggage.
2.) Use Febreze In-Wash Odor Eliminator. Once I remove my seasonal clothing from the bags, I like to freshen them up before wearing them. This is where Febreze In-Wash Odor Eliminator comes in handy.
By adding this laundry aid to the wash, along with my regular detergent, it eliminates even the toughest laundry odors. While the detergent works to get rid of soil and body oils, the Febreze In-Wash Odor Eliminator works to get rid of odors from storage, perspiration, grease, cooking oil, pets, and you name it.
This is also working wonders on my workout gear. I noticed that some of my sports bras and t-shirts smelled sour, even after laundering them, and this has eliminated that problem.
3.) Consider a closet organization system. I'd recommend installing some sort of closet organizational system. Whether it's extra rods or more shelves, figure out what you need and what will fit in your space. Most big box stores carry some sort of system that you can install yourself.
4.) Use storage baskets. I tried to simply fold and stack my clothing on shelves within my closet and it was a fail. The stacks kept falling over and before I knew it I had a huge mess to clean up weekly. Now, I use perforated baskets to store my clothing neatly.
What I like about these baskets is that they're perforated so I can see what's in them. I tried fabric bins before but they didn't work since I made a mess rummaging through them.
5.) Hang your rod higher or lower. This is a great tip to maximize your vertical space. I like to hang multiple rods at different heights if I can. That way I can save space and install shelves above or below the rods. Use every inch of vertical space you've got. I have double hanging sections in my current closet, but if you're organizing kids' closets you can even do triple hang to use that space.
6.) Use space-saving hangers. This tip has saved me tons of space! I swapped out our bulky plastic hangers for thin, velvet-wrapped hangers and I'm so glad I did. Not only do they look more sophisticated, they also allow you to hang way more clothing in a tight space.
7.) Use this pool noodle boot hack to make your boots stand up. I was so tired of seeing my boots in a heaping mess. I decided to cut down pool noodles to insert into the boots to make them stand. It was so easy!
8.) Use a standing mirrored jewelry organizer for double duty. I desperately needed somewhere to store my jewelry, so it wouldn't be a tangled mess. I bought this standing mirror jewelry armoire and it's been perfect.
Now, I have a full-length mirror inside my closet and it also allows me to see exactly which accessories I have. They even have versions of this that mount to the wall if you'd prefer that or don't have space within your closet for a standing armoire.
Take a closer look at these closet organization ideas here:
So, what steps are you going to take to organize your closet? Which of these closet organization ideas can you use to simplify your life?
Thank you to Febreze In-Wash Odor Eliminator for sponsoring this content. As always, all opinions are my own.