The best closet organization ideas to tidy up your storage

by Eileen Gilroy 05/07/2023

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If you struggle with a messy closet, it can never hurt to have more closet organization ideas to try. While the amount of organization ideas can seem overwhelming, finding what works best for you will keep your space tidy and effective. For closet organization ideas to bring order to your closet chaos, it helps to have a system - and sometimes the simpler, the better.

Closet dividers

If you want your closet organization on par with a neat and tidy library, try using labeled closet dividers. There are multiple styles of dividers you can use to separate clothing by color, season or any other helpful category you choose.

Hanging partitions similar to the ones used in clothing stores are an efficient way to organize your hanging space. Simply attach to the rod or use individual hangers for a quick and simple reference whether you're choosing an outfit or putting away clean clothes.

Flush mount lights

Of course, perfect organization doesn't help you if your closet is too dark for you to find anything. Installing flush mount LED lighting inside your closet is a simple, space-saving way to illuminate the entire storage area.

Try smart lights with motion-detection to save energy. You can also install closet lights to turn on and off depending on whether the closet door is open or closed.

Shelves & drawers

If you have extra wall space in your closet, make the most of it. Add floating shelves, storage containers or modular drawer solutions to free up closet space. Unused wall space also provides an excellent opportunity for more storage solutions like magnetic strips, shoe organizers and tie racks.

To keep your closet shelves especially neat and tidy, consider installing curtains or sliding doors. Many custom shelving systems provide options for extra style along with your storage.

If you feel like your closet is a constant source of chaos, it might seem difficult to organize it in a way that works for your needs. However, keeping the basics in mind is a great way to start your closet organization journey.

About the Author

Eileen Gilroy

Eileen is a Licensed Real Estate Salesperson and has been in the industry since 2004. Her experience in home sales range from a $4,000,000 single family home to a $100,000 Co-op. She covers both Westchester and Putnam County and works with both buyers and sellers.  "My love for Westchester and particularly the Hudson River Valley is one of the many reasons why I enjoy working in real estate". She is a lifelong resident of Westchester County. She grew up in Tarrytown and moved to Briarcliff Manor where she raised her family. She received her MPA from Pace University and worked many years in the Human Resources field. She held the title of Vice President of HR for the largest teaching hospital in Westchester and Director of Classification and Compensation for one of the largest employers in Westchester County. After a successful HR career, Eileen decided to retire to make a full time commitment to her real estate clients. Outside of work you can find Eileen on the Tennis, Platform, or Pickleball Court along with Hiking in Westchester or the surrounding counties.