Because of their convenience, closets can quickly become cluttered and overwhelming, making it challenging to find what you need when you need it, which can defeat the purpose of the closet!
However, with some simple organization strategies, you can easily transform your small closet into a functional and efficient space.
Whether it's a reach-in closet, a wardrobe, or a small walk-in, these tips and suggestions from Origami will help you make the most of your limited space!
The first step to organizing any closet is to declutter it by taking everything out of the closet and assessing each item.
Ask yourself if you have worn it in the past year if it still fits, and if it's in good condition. If the answer is no, it's time to let it go.
Donate or sell items that are in good condition, and toss anything that's too worn out. By reducing the number of items in your closet, you'll have more space to work with, and it'll be easier to keep things organized.
Have The Right Tools
Try to maximize your closet space by using all of the tools at your disposal. For example, Invest in slimline hangers to save space and keep clothes from slipping off, and use shelf dividers to keep stacks of sweaters or t-shirts from toppling over.
Utilizing the vertical space with hanging organizers or stackable bins can also create additional storage for items like shoes, handbags, or folded clothes.
Speaking of shoes, you can also benefit from our shoe flower rack, which allows you to store your shoes vertically rather than horizontally, which can take up valuable space!
Organize by Category
Strive to keep similar items together to make it easier to find what you need. For example, hang all your shirts together, then separate them by sleeve length or color.
Use storage bins or baskets to corral smaller items like socks, belts, or accessories. By categorizing and containing items, you'll be able to see what you have and access it more easily.
One of our many storage racks, like the Origami R3, can help you achieve this and seamlessly fit into many tight spaces because of its compact size, making it one of the best storage racks for small closets.
Make Use of Underutilized Space
Next, you should take advantage of every inch of space in your closet. Install a second rod for hanging clothes to double your hanging space effectively.
If you have a high ceiling, consider adding a shelf above the existing one for extra storage. Use the floor space for shoes or storage bins.
You can even consider adding a small dresser or set of drawers inside the closet for folded clothes, but as mentioned before, a reliable storage rack can assist with this, too, and make things easily accessible.
Maintain It Regularly
Once you've organized your small closet, it's essential to keep it maintained so that it's easier to stay organized.
Start out by spending a few minutes each week to ensure everything is in its place, get into the habit of returning items to their designated spots, and resist the urge to let things pile up.
By staying on top of the organization, you'll prevent the space from becoming cluttered again and make it much more effortless to thoroughly clean out old items when that time comes.
Let Origami Help You Organize Your Closet!
Even if you have a lot of stuff to get rid of, organizing a small closet doesn't have to be a daunting task! By following these simple yet effective tips, you can transform your small closet into an efficient and functional space.
Be sure to check the many storage solutions we offer and learn more about their features, such as their individual dimensions. Chances are, we have the perfect fit for your closet and let you make the most of your limited closet space and enjoy a more organized and stress-free wardrobe!