How to Organize Closets

Geared up to start organizing your closet yourself? We've got the tips and inspiration to get your project under way. Take advantage of other Hometalkers' closet organization victories to make yours a resounding success too. Check out our videos, slideshows, discussion boards, and top projects. Bringing order to the world, one closet at a time!

Tips to Improve Your Closet

Add transparent containers

By using transparent boxes, you will find it a lot easier to find what you need. This stylish look puts your best clothes on display.

Put baskets under the shelves

Put baskets under the shelves to add greatly to your storage space. Opt for baskets that match the room decor, for an extra touch of class.

Make use of shelf dividers

Use shelf dividers to organize items and stop them getting mixed up.

Add some hooks to the walls

Avoid bare walls when you want to organize your closet more efficiently. Put up some hooks to boost your storage options.

Use the closet door

Hang objects on the interior of the closet door as a smart way of fitting in more. Use a hook or a shelf as best suits your requirements.

Top Projects for Organizing Closets

We've got the top closet organization projects for you. Prepare to be impressed.

Popular Slideshows for Organizing Closet

Slideshows of closet organization projects, sure to get your creativity flowing!

Closet Organizing Videos

Are you looking for DIY video tutorials on how to organize your closet? Enjoy.

Closet Door Built-In Storage

Okay, so I have to admit, I have A LOT of shoes. I'm not the type to put away my summer shoes during winter, because you never know when you need a pair of flip flops or open-toe heels during the colder months (call me crazy but I don't stick with the close-toe heel rule...if there is one). Because I don't put away my summer shoes, coupled with the fact that I have a ridiculously small closet, it can look like a hot mess with the quickness. My closet is in my son's room, so even if I line my shoes up nicely, he eventually gets in there and messes them up. Hence, my need for a solution!You can organize your own closet this spring, with our expert organizer, Meggie Mangione by signing up to our online group workshop.

Closet Organization and Hacks

We have lived in our house for almost 17 years now. I consider myself a pretty organized person but as with anyone some spaces in my house get neglected and I would say my closet is one of them. It took me most of the day but I'm really glad it did it and I am excited about the way it turned out.

Built-in Closet Organizer

Over the past couple of years I have been trying to upgrade certain parts of the house and I decided that it was time to overhaul this closet. It had a clothes hanging bar and one shelf in it. This was ok but it could definitely be much more efficient. So I built a large shelf and installed it into the closet and added a couple hanging bars to it to be able to hang clothes still. This made the closet so much more usable than it was before. It was a pretty simple project. I hope you enjoy!

Installing a Sloped Ceiling Wardrobe - in 2 Minutes!

With a day available to install this wardrobe, we started at 730 and completed by 330! The video at the bottom of this post show the 2 minute timelapse of this project. Everything we do is handmade. We are so proud of that and hope you enjoy our handmade sloped ceiling wardrobe. We had previously made this in our workshop a few days prior.The interior is all made from mdf sander to a fine p240 finish, with the option of the client painting once installed. The exterior was made from Birch ply and oiled in a raw polyx oil from OSMO brand. The interior was a mixture of adjustable shelving, hanging and drawers.The doors were all soft close and finger pull handles and mirror were added last.We received an email from our client who requested a wardrobe for a room that had a sloped ceiling. We received a photo of the space and a sketch of what he wanted for the space with rough measurements. We proved an initial estimate via email and then arranged for our joiner to visit the client to discuss materials and design. Following this visit we produced a computer design and a final quote.After initially wanting a white hand painted/spray finish the client really liked the birch faced ply finish. To keep costs down the client opted for an unpainted MDF interior and a birch faced ply exterior.After a deposit has been received our next step is to draw up a cutting list. With a sloped ceiling this can be very tricky so we use a computer programme called sketch up to draw up to scale the design.A cutting list is drawn up and sent to our wood suppliers. We have our materials cut to size at the suppliers to save time.After taking delivery of the materials, our first job is to sand the edges and machine the components. We pre- drill holes and machine biscuit joints.We then construct the units in our workshop ready for fitting.Whilst on site our first job is to lay down protection and cover all surfaces. We then fix bearers to the floor which are levelled for the units to be screwed to. The units are put in place levelled up and screwed together. We then hang the doors and fit any additional components such as push release handles. The last step for construction is to fit the trims which often take the longest. We scribe our trims to the walls which in most cases are not straight.Once construction is complete we clean up the unit, polishing the carcasses and doors ready to be loaded up by our client.

New Closet Organizing Projects

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