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Organizing closets: tips, tricks and practical ideas

Last modified: 2021-04-26 | Approximate reading time 4 mins

Karine Dutemple

For every storage space at home there is its inevitable long-term chaos. Fortunately for us, there are now many ways to organize these spaces, whether it's the wardrobe, kitchen cabinets or rooms like the laundry room. Apart from the Ikea's convenient facilities, there are other ingenious and original tips that will help you optimize the organization of your closets.

That's why in this article you'll find some practical ideas and options for different storage locations at home as well as several inspirational images for each corner of it.

Organizing closets: tips, tricks and practical ideas

The organization of clothing closets

Ikea is mentioned in the introduction and it's not without reason! Champion of furniture for small spaces, the Swedish giant offers more than one option to organize your closets. Fortunately for you, many of these tricks are easily foldable if you are on a smaller budget or if you already have the necessary materials.

For small wardrobes, the following accessories will save you a lot of space:

Superimposed hangers: This is a simple and effective option. There are many ways to achieve this one. In particular, materials specially made to save space are already selling on different popular sites, but you can also use a channel to get the same result.

Storage cubes: Another easy way to add organization to your small closet! You can use a piece of furniture like Ikea's Kallax or simply get different individual wooden or mesh storage cubes!

Make the most of your space: Both valid for the walk-in and larger closets, it will be to your advantage to arrange every possible corner in your wardrobe. By installing several poles, tablets and baskets that hang after the door, you will make the most of your space and your organization.

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Source: Amazon, BuzzFeed et Goodhousekeeping

For the biggest closets

Previous stuff is just as valid for walk-ins or large wardrobes. The difference here is that you will have the advantage of having more space! 

The storage furniture and large organizers that make your closet complete size will be your best friends. Later, a layout with different modules for your accessories will also help you keep your things organized. 

Create divisions: A closet that has different sections will motivate you to keep your clothes and accessories in the right places.

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Source: Elle.fr

The organization of closets in the kitchen

While many of the previous tricks apply to all rooms, here are some distinctive options for cooking.

No closets? No problem: If you are a tenant, you have probably already noticed these famous apartments without cabinets. This is a reality that many must face! 

Fortunately for you, there are different models of wall units that will offer you the same level of organization as with cabinets, or even more! The following options will be equally valid to remedy this problem.

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Source: Marie-Claire

Wooden or metal shelves: If you are in a similar situation to mine, you will understand! I explain: I have cupboards, but no pantry, which is quite annoying. I quickly realized that I was going to need more storage for my spices and groceries.

I found a great wire shelf at Home Depot and my situation instantly improved. You can also add baskets to bring together smaller items such as tea bags, nuts, cereals or canes. This brings us to the next point!

Mason jars and containers: In cupboards or closets, this trick will quickly become your best friend. Perfect for making the transition to a zero-waste lifestyle, you'll also have the chance to let go of your creativity with colour codes or by customizing your pots. 

Divisions in drawers: Almost everyone has a small bin to store utensils in one of the drawers, it's common! However, as mentioned in our article Reno Inspiration: 10 Examples of Practical Interior Storage Ideas Spaces the layout of your drawers with divisions or compartments will save you a lot of headaches.

Another ingenious trick is that of the layered trays, a bit like two drawers in one. The one on top can stay tidy when not in use, which is convenient because it won't be bulky!

Swivel trays, retractable shelves and cabinet dividers: Bottom cabinets tend to collect the least used and bulkiest items in the kitchen. One drawback that this decision often brings is having to bend and contort in order to fetch the food processor or cookie sheets at the bottom of them. 

In the pantry

Wheeled trolleys: The perfect asset for any closet, these carts are convenient as they can be moved and rearranged to your current needs. Once you're done using them, you can simply put them back in the pantry where they will be less bulky.

Storage units that cling to the door: Already mentioned for the bedroom, these units are convenient not only because they add even more storage space, but also because they hide perfectly inside your closets!

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Source: Apartment Therapy et Riorganize

In the end, be creative!

It's pretty simple, don't just limit yourself to the parts mentioned in this article. Each of these tips is valid for the bathroom as well as the lobby or any room where you'll need a more organized closet! The options are endless.

Fortunately, these organizing methods will save you back pain and time. They will make these items easy to access and prevent you from stacking those items that are often left hanging around.

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