If you’ve ever dreamed of having a perfectly organized closet but aren’t sure where to start, keep reading. Style expert Lindsay Albanese is the owner of a swoon-worthy closet and knows a thing or two about organization tips and tricks. Recently, California Closets came in and gave Lindsay’s space a closet makeover, but you don’t need a custom-built closet to utilize her storage and organization solutions.
Here are Lindsay Albanese’s 6 tips to achieving a perfectly organized closet:
1. Functional Furniture
It’s so important, especially with smaller spaces, for your furniture to do double duty. Looking at it, you would never know that this ottoman was filled with so many treasures! I got this one at HomeGoods, and I was surprised at how many options I came across, proving that furniture with storage is not hard to find!
2. Drawer Dividers
I’ve used these for years. Drawer dividers section out big drawers to create 3 mini drawers in one. They’re ideal for organizing smaller pieces, like socks, intimates, sports bras…anything!
For deep shelving spaces or for placing items on top of shelves, I always like to use trays to create a pseudo-drawer. That way, when you need something you can pull out the entire tray with everything organized in it, without having to rummage through the entire space. It’s also ideal for high, hard to reach shelves!
For deep cubbyholes or shelving spaces, you can organize the tray and put it in front, and then in the back you can have things lined up as well. Decorative trays can get expensive, so I always like to buy them at discount retailers.
4. Roll, Don’t Fold
I always roll my clothes because you can see more of what you have at a birds-eye view, as opposed to looking at a stack of everything folded on top of each other. Rolling also minimizes wrinkling.
5. Command Hooks
I totally got sucked into that ‘Command hook’ commercial with MC Hammer that’s circulating on TV right now. Then I thought, these sticky hooks will be perfect to hang in the back of my closet to give me extra hanging space that no one can see. I also use them for necklaces, belts, and handbags.
6. Waterfall Hangers
I think many of us can relate to the issue of having too much stuff and not enough space! This is a little styling trick we used in the wardrobe department on different shows and productions I’ve styled for. You basically link your skirt hangers vertically so you minimize space on the closet rail.