Organization for Small Closets

Organization for small closets can be hard. Bedroom closets, bathroom closets, kitchen pantries, coat closets, they all fit into the same bubble of being over-full and under-organized. If you are anything like me then looking in your closet immediately makes you anxious and feel like your closet is stuffed full to the brim and finding anything in it is a chore. I admit, I have a few small closets that are rarely opened because I just can’t think of how to organize them in a way that will allow me to see everything I want inside and use the space efficiently. And TBH my kids do not make it easy to keep anything organized once I make the effort! Well if this is you then it’s time to take control and transform your closet into an organized haven.

In this guide, we’ll walk you through practical steps and offer valuable tips to achieve a neatly organized small closet (for clothing AND other types of closets) so you can have an Organized Home.

Step 1: Assess and Declutter

Before diving into the organization of ANY small closet, take time to assess your belongings. Empty your closet and go through each item, deciding what to keep, donate, or discard. Be ruthless in letting go of items you no longer use, need, or love. I recently went through a closet in my living room and weeded out a ton of board games that we never or rarely played and gave them all away!

**Organization for Small Closets Tips:**

  • Consider the last time you wore or used an item. If it’s been over a year, it may be time to part ways.
  • Keep a donation box & a garbage bag handy while decluttering to make the process easier.

Step 2: Categorize and Sort

Divide your items, clothing and accessories into categories, such as tops, bottoms, dresses, shoes, and accessories. Or towels, sheets & cleaning rags. Within each category, sort items by color or type to make finding what you need easier.

**Organization for Small Closets Tips:**

  • Use clear containers or storage bins for small accessories to keep them organized and visible.
  • Arrange items by season or need. For instance put things you use rarely on the top shelf and things you use often front and center. For clothing you can organize your wardrobe for the current weather based on season or group together similar clothing like dresses or long sleeve shirts.

Step 3: Utilize Efficient Storage Solutions

Buy some storage bins, baskets or space bags to maximize your closet space. Utilize shelves, hooks, baskets, and hanging organizers to keep everything in its place and easy to find and use.

**Organization for Small Closets Tips:**

  • Use slimline hangers to save space and maintain a uniform look. You can also use space saving hangers to hang multiple items on one hanger.
  • Utilize vertical space by stacking shoe racks or installing hooks for bags and accessories.

Step 4: Label and Maintain

Here is where a label maker can go a LONG way! Label your storage containers and shelves to ensure everything has its designated spot and so your kids know where to put things and find them. Encourage your kids to put things away where they are labeled and check your closet from time to time to make adjustments as needed.

**Organization for Small Closets Tips:**

  • Plan on regular decluttering sessions to prevent the accumulation of unnecessary items.
  • Buy a small stepladder to easily access higher shelves and maintain order.

Step 5: Rotate Seasonal Items

Rotate your closet items based on the seasons. Store off-season items in bins or another area of your home (like clothes or large blankets) keeping your current season’s items easily accessible.

**Organization for Small Closets Tips:**

  • Before storing seasonal items, clean and properly fold or hang them to maintain their condition.
  • Use vacuum-sealed bags (Space Bags!) to save space and protect clothing during storage.

You’re now a Pro at Organization for Small Closets!

By following these steps and incorporating these tips into your small closet organization routine, you’ll maintain a tidy, functional space that makes getting dressed a breeze. Happy organizing!

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