Saturday, May 27, 2017

How to Organize A Small Closet for Under $50

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How many of you are tired of digging through your messy closet to try to find something to wear? I for one can relate! Since our home was built in the 60's we do not have the luxury of walk-in closets in our bedroom. I am grateful that we at least have two closets in the master bedroom, otherwise my husband's wardrobe would be out of luck! (Sorry, Honey!) I finally got fed up and decided I was going to organize my small closet once and for all...and I did it for under $50!

I organized my small closet once and for all...and I did it for under $50!

My closet is a standard double sliding door with one bar all the way across the closet and a shelf above, so I do not have much to work with. All my sweaters were piled on the shelf and would topple over whenever I would pull one from the stack. My hanging clothes were smashed together with a mismatch of random hangers. I have scarves and belts crammed in one corner and my shoes take up the entire bottom of the closet on 2 racks, 2 totes, and a ton of shoe boxes. Yes, I have a problem :-) 


I organized my small closet once and for all...and I did it for under $50!


Tips on Organizing your Closet:


Get matching hangers: I cannot believe I waited so long to do this. I picked up a box of 50 No Slip hangers for $20 at At Home. I grossly underestimated how many shirts I had, so I will need another box (or 2) to do all of my shirts and dresses. They also have special hangers for pants, scarves, and belts.

I organized my small closet once and for all...and I did it for under $50!

Use Canvas Totes for sweaters: I bought 5 of these cubes at the Dollar Tree (so that's only $5!) to organize my sweaters. I just turned them on their side and placed my folder sweaters in them on the shelf. Again, I misjudged the amount of sweaters I have, so I need to buy 1 more.

I organized my small closet once and for all...and I did it for under $50!

Pull everything out of your closet: I started in sections, cause I have a lot of clothes. While you have your clothes out, make a pile for items you do not wear anymore to either sell or donate. If you caught my Instagram Story when I was doing this, you will have seen that I actually found a cardigan that still had the sticker and tags on it that I literally did not remember I had! It obviously got lost in my sweater-lanche.

I organized my small closet once and for all...and I did it for under $50!

Organize your clothes by Style and Color: I am a little OCD about this. I like my clothes organized by type and color to help me find what I am looking for a lot quicker. For my sweaters, I stored my cardigans together, then I organized the others by color. My hanging clothes are arranged from camis, to sleeveless, to short sleeved, to long sleeved, to jackets/blazers.


I organized my small closet once and for all...and I did it for under $50!

I organized my small closet once and for all...and I did it for under $50!

Store scarves on hangers: Use inexpensive plastic shower curtain rings to hang your scarves on a hanger. Or, if you happen to have these closet hanger extenders like I have from back in the day, they are PERFECT for organizing your scarves. I already had these, so this part was free, but you can find the shower rings at the dollar store and the extenders on Amazon for $7 for 10 (Yep, they still sell them...I checked!)

I organized my small closet once and for all...and I did it for under $50!

I organized my small closet once and for all...and I did it for under $50!

I feel so grown up with matching hangers! I still need to buy a couple of more boxes to finish this closet and then tackle my dresses and skirts in the guest bedroom closet.

I organized my small closet once and for all...and I did it for under $50!

I organized my small closet once and for all...and I did it for under $50!

I organized my small closet once and for all...and I did it for under $50!


How do you keep your closet organized? I would love to hear your tips!

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2 comments:

  1. The kids' closets are small. The boys have shorts stacked in the floor! The canvas totes would come in handy for that.

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    1. The canvas totes are awesome and they are only $1!!!

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