I would be willing to bet that at one point in your life you’ve had that one closet that was so out of control it was just best to keep the door closed and all outsiders away from. Am I right? Maybe you even have one right now. I know I’ve been there. The idea of getting in there to clean it out is probably overwhelming. I can tell you that once you start you won’t stop and will be happy you conquered it. I can say that from experience.
I saw this video posted by IKEA’s Home Design Team and was inspired. Made me want to get down to IKEA (a mere 3 hour drive) and pick up that closet system and those picture ledges. One thing in our closet that is out of control is Hubs’s ties. I’ve even gotten him those neat little tie hanger things. No go. I figure if we can display them nicely then perhaps that’ll help. And I really love the idea of it being a system that can be altered by just moving a shelf up or down.
These are currently a few of my favorite closets out there. Obviously the walk-in closets are most appealing but the reach-in closet is nice too. Whether your closet is like any of these or not we still need to organize the stuff inside of it. I rounded up a few things that can be tackled in small doses…or all at once if you’re up for it!
First things first. The coat closet. Usually located by the front door. If you’re brave enough to rip it out and create a mini mud room of sorts then here’s one for you. The idea of using it as a reading nook is a novel idea (see what I did there?). If that’s not your speed but using hangers is not an option then installing a couple rows of hooks might work better. And if you’re a traditionalist then moving up the rod to add room below for shelves makes optimum use of the space. Adding hooks on the door or using an over-the-door style for bags maximizes storage.
Attaching a bin like this one to the inside of the door will keep hats and gloves easily accessible. Using a towel bar or curtain rod with clip rings will also work, especially for keeping scarves orderly.
If you’re anything like me you probably have a few purses. Maybe it’s a lot. I won’t judge. And if you’re having a hard time keeping them organized then you’re in luck. I found a couple ideas for us. I’m already thinking if only I had an old bookcase or dresser I would totally make this storage unit. Using shower curtain rings to hang bags from a rod is smart. Then there’s these cute bins to put purses and clutches in. I’ll be incorporating one of these soon!
Now for the miscellaneous items. Things like belts, ties, scarves, sunglasses, and such. These boxes are super cute to put belts and scarves in. As I mentioned before we have a tie situation in our closet and this tie rack is a good idea. If you’d rather have a spot to drop things then using these baskets hung from shower hooks might be the way to go. And this hanging organizer is awesome! Cubbies for all kinds of stuff.
I love flipflops in the summer. I have a supply of them. Gotta have options. I actually have mine stored in a bin similar to this basket. Although using a drawer unit like this would work too. Anything to corral them in one spot.
Finally, if you happen to keep your jewelry in your closet then here’s a couple ideas for that. I really like the idea of creating a board using cabinet hardware as the holders. Using silverware holders like these is a clever way to hold necklaces and bracelets. Another use of shower hooks with a towel bar to hold necklaces and bracelets. If you happen to have a spot to create this finishing area then this is the way I’d go!
Now if you’ll excuse me, I have some purses and ties to get in order. Where will you start?