12 Next Level Closet Organization Hacks You’ll Wish You’d Thought of Sooner

With these handy closet organization hacks and a little DIY magic you’ll never have to ask “where are my shoes?” again!

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With these closet organization hacks you'll never lose have to search for your shoes or scarves again

Closet Organization Hacks

A place for everything and everything in it’s place. Did your grandma ever tell you that?

Well she would be super impressed with these closet organization hacks because from here on out you’re going to have the instagram-worthy closet you always dreamed about!

I’ve rounded up clever storage solutions for everything from clothes and shoes to purses and even jewellery.

So whatever it is you want to wear you’ll know exactly where to find it!

1 | Create your own built ins for a custom closet

Operation Closet OrganizationCreate your own “custom closet” using shelving units and hanging rails. Use the shelves to store shoes and accessories.

Labelled boxes can be used for scarves and gloves, hair accessories, jewellery or socks and underwear.

Operation Closet Organization from Uncommon Designs Online

2 | Make your own fabric storage boxes to match your decor

DIY Closet SystemYou can build your own shelves for a custom fit to your closet system, and if you can’t find fabric storage bins in a design you like go ahead and make your own!

DIY Closet System from Lovely Etc

3 | Use pretty scrapbook paper to DIY drawer organizers

DIY Drawer OrganizerDrawer organizers are handy for everything from socks and underwear to jewellery and accessories. You can make your own using pretty scrapbook paper!

DIY Drawer Organizer from Thrift Diving

4 | Double your storage with something you usually toss out

Clothes Hanger HackYou can gain more space in your closet from “double hanging” your clothes. You don’t need to buy any special gadget to do this because you can use the tab from your soda can! Don’t miss Gina’s clever trick for keeping your winter boots upright in the closet too!

Clothes Hanger Hack from The Shabby Creek Cottage

5 | Make use of the hidden space in your closet

Organized Coat Closet MakeoverMake use of the inside of your closet door for storing bags, scarves or even your camisoles on hanging hooks.

Organized Coat Closet Makeover from How to Nest for Less

6 | Give your accessories their own rail

How to Hang HandbagsOr if you don’t have room on the inside of your closet door make use of an extra rail low down in your closet. Add some s hooks and you can store purses, belts, scarves and camisoles down low.

How to Hang Handbags from A Thoughtful Place

7 | Hang your shoes on the wall

Picture Rail Show RackIf you don’t have a mudroom or you just prefer to store your shoes in your closet use some wall space to keep them off the floor. This clever hack makes use of picture rail molding to put your best shoes on display.

Picture Rail Show Rack from Martha Stewart

8 | Put an alcove to good use

Wall Shoe Storage HackOr if you have an alcove area in your closet try this clever hack which is perfect for storing heels.

Wall Shoe Storage Hack from A Lotal Love

9 | Turn a blank wall into storage for your accessories

DIY Closet OrganizationYou can make use of a blank wall to organize your hats and jewellery.

DIY Closet Organization from A Beautiful Mess

10 | Or make a cabinet hidden behind a mirror

DIY Mirror StorageOr if you need to save your wall space for a full length mirror instead try this clever DIY project for hidden jewellery or makeup storage.

DIY Mirror Storage from Simply Designing

11 | Put some pegboard to good use

PegBoard Accessories StationOr for all you pegboard fans out there how about adding a piece in your closet to store all of your earrings, rings and necklaces!

PegBoard Accessories Station from The 36th Avenue

12 | Hang your laundry bag up so you can see it

DIY Make Your Own Laundry HamperHere’s a great way to stop your laundry hamper stealing valuable floor space… hang it from a hook on the inside of your closet door!

DIY Make Your Own Laundry Hamper from Making Nice in the Midwest


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