In today’s Tip Tuesday episode, Episode #7 – How to Easily and Affordably Organize Your Closet, I share simple solutions that you can use to categorize and organize the closets in your home. Space saving solutions and product ideas to stay in your budget are also shared on this quick tip episode.
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Welcome back for another tip Tuesday episode of the intentional edit podcast. Today, we’re talking all things closet and what you can do to organize, but not spend that much money or do a complete closet remodel or overhaul. Let’s go with another tip. Tuesday episode of the intentional edit podcast. Hey friends, quick tips that make a big impact in your daily life are my favorite ways to implement systems around the house. I’ve been sharing easy strategies and my go-to organizing products for tip Tuesday on the intentional Instagram feed for a few years. Now I’m excited to bring it to the podcast with short episodes, answering your questions every Tuesday. If you want me to answer your questions, go to the podcast page on intentional, edit.com and submit your questions there. Let’s get started on this tip Tuesday episode of the intentional edit podcast for this tip Tuesday episode, we have a question that is all about closets.
The question is we are currently renting and cannot remodel clause it systems, but my closet needs a complete overhaul. What are budget friendly ways to increase space in a closet that only has way too many hanging rods and not enough shelves or any shoe storage. How could I make my closet look and feel more organized? That is actually a pretty easy question to answer. And there are tons of options for someone in your situation, whether you rent or own your home. A lot of times, the way that builders put closet systems in place involves a lot of hanging rods and not a lot of shelves. If this is your problem, there is one easy solution that is inexpensive, and that is to purchase the hanging collapsible shelving systems. You can find these at many stores and of course, online, the shelving systems usually come with three to six shelf options and they hang from your closet.
Rod. It’s a simple solution that you can use for sweaters, jeans, lightweight pants. T-shirts if you don’t have the drawer or shelf storage, but you get up with these collapsible shelving systems that hang from the closet rods. That is one way the lack of shelves in your closet that you mentioned in this question would be in that you don’t have a lot of shoe storage. You can also purchase the shoe storage that hangs from the closet. Rod. These are not my favorite way to organize shoes, but if you have a closet that has tons of hanging space, you can purchase these and hang them from the closet rod. And you can hang, I think over 20 pairs of shoes in this hanging system, because the shoes go in from both sides, that is one space saving solution. And you can definitely use the closet rod.
In addition to all of that vertical space, another option for shoes are stackable shoe racks. They come in shelves, they come in dividers measure the space that you have whenever organizing. It doesn’t matter if it’s a drawer or a huge walk-in closet. You always want to measure the space you have and make sure you take into account how high of a place you have, how tall it is, the width, how far back it goes, the depth you want to have all three of those measurements. And then if there’s anything weird, a cutout or something that drops down or that you have to work around, take those measurements to, before you purchase products to use for organizing for shoes, you could also purchase over the door shoe systems. Those tend to work a little bit better than the hanging X shoe racks that hang from the closet.
Rod either will work, but if you have a traditional door that opens and closes and the does not slide, you can purchase the shoe rack that goes over the door for relatively inexpensive and have a place for quite a bit of shoes in there. Another solution. When you’re saying that you want your closet to look and feel more organized, get rid of the mismatched hangers. My favorite hangers are the velvet hangers. All in the same color, black are the easiest to find, and you can usually purchase a large box for not very much money at a store like Costco or Sam’s club. And of course there are many other stores that sell them and they are available online. You will see these in different colors. If you purchase different color hangers, even if they’re all the same kind, it doesn’t give you that overall cohesive and calming feeling.
So the most important thing is pick a hanger that you like and purchase those all in the same color. If you can’t do it all at once, buy a box of them or a package of these hangers by that on one of your shopping trips. And then a month later when you’re in the same store, purchase it again. You can accumulate these over time and before you know, it you’ll have a closet with all matching hangers. The same thing goes for the kind of storage boxes that you have or whatever containers you’re using. If you’re using baskets, having all the same baskets or all the same color baskets, clear storage is also great for hard to reach areas. If you have high shelves, use clear storage, put a label on that. You can see what’s in there, but having all the same storage or at least the same color story for your storage makes for a more cohesive look.
And that’s where you get the look and the feel of a more organized closet. Those are just some simple tips to help you organize a closet. When you can’t do her entire remodel or overhaul of your closet system, all of those things will make a big impact. If you have questions for me or are struggling and areas of your home in life with organization de-cluttering and creating systems, or really anything you want to know, send me a message or go to my website, intentional edit.com, click on the podcast page in the menu. And you could actually record a message and we will hear your voice on the podcast. And I will answer your questions and future tip Tuesday episodes. Before I leave for this episode, I do want to mention right now on Instagram, I am hosting the 2021 home organizing challenge. It is a daily challenge for 21 days because it’s 2021.
I am sharing simple things that you can do around the house to make a big impact on your decluttering and organizing journey. The challenge started yesterday, but it’s not too late. You can join it anytime. If a day doesn’t apply to something in your life, just skip it. Or if you’re joining us late, you can always play catch up and do two or three tasks of the daily tasks. You can do those in one day because they’re short and easy tasks to complete. They are so simple. I share on IGA stories during this 21 day challenge, how high I have these areas organized in my home. So you can see a little glimpse of how I’ve organized in my home. And I have ideas and other organizers that are sharing ideas on how you can organize. If you’re struggling with these areas in your home to head on over to Instagram, find me at intentional, edit and join us for the 2021 home organizing challenge.
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Lauren is the founder of Intentional Edit, a home organization and lifestyle company focused on consciously editing to create efficient and organized spaces. Lauren believes that a functional home that looks and feels good has a positive influence on all aspects of life. Creating systems that allow for the home to function more efficiently, therefore, eliminating most of the clutter and chaos is her priority. While trends come and go organization is always in style!
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