Organize Your Small Closet – 5 Tips to Tidy Now

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So, you have a small closet. Now, what? If you know that’s all you got, we can help you make the most of it. Use these 5 tips on how to organize your small closet to create twice as much space as you had before.

If you’re following me on Instagram (let’s be friends if not!), you’d know that we just moved into our new home and we’re in the process of settling in. Lucky for me, I have an ample closet space. But not so for my daughter. She has a small closet and though she’s not complaining, I know it’s not enough with all her stuff.

Organize Your Small Closet
Organize Your Small Closet

So, this week, I’m focused on organizing her closet and getting everything situated. Here are what I found to be helpful for small closet ideas.

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How to Organize Your Small Closet

  1. Take everything out and give a good cleaning of the space.

Lucky for us, the closets are all empty. We just vacuumed the whole space and wiped down the shelves.

But if you have a closet full of clothes and all sorts of stuff, take everything out. No buts. And if you’re thinking of painting it, now is the best time to do it. 

  1. Go through each one and decide which are for keeps, to be donated, or be tossed.

Start sorting every single piece. Yes! Every. Single. One. Separate your clothing into piles. And then, go through each pile and determine each piece whether you will keep, donate or sell it.

Here’s a quick cheat sheet for you whether you should toss, donate, or keep it.

How to Organize Your Small Closet
Cheat Sheet on How to Organize Your Small Closet
  1. Add a dresser or shelves and hangers.

We found these dressers at Ikea and they’re the perfect size to go inside this closet and keep everything neat and tidy. 

Organize Your Small Closet
Organize Your Small Closet – Dressers

Top drawers are for her personal garments and the bottoms are for shirts, pants, and pjs. We hang all dresses and blouses that can get wrinkly. 

Here are some small dressers that would fit inside the closet:

And on the very right side, we arranged all the sweaters and jackets. And Zip-locked all the winter coats and will open them again once it starts getting cold again. These zip lock coat hangers keep them in shape and soak up the extra space that they utilize when hung.

  1. Store Items in Small Bins and Baskets

And to organize your small closet, use bins and baskets! These small pink bins are for her hats and other items like small purses and bags. These bins keep everything organized especially when she’s getting ready. And doesn’t take up all the space.

The basket is her laundry basket, we make sure to keep it out of sight in the room and get it out when it’s laundry day. That way, there are no eye sores in the room and she has a spot for her dirty laundry.

Organize Your Small Closet
Bins and Basket for the closet
  1. Maximize Every Inch of Space

To make use of the small closet’s limited space, maximize every inch of it. Think of hooks, commandos, wall strips, or behind the door storage. For this closet, we opted for hooks for her robes and bow organizers. 

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What are your tips and strategies in keeping your small closet organized and tidy? Let me know down below! Would love to exchange ideas on how to organize your small closet!

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