Have you ever wasted an hour struggling through your closet trying to find your favorite pair of jeans? Or having to scramble through a stack of toys in your kid’s closet to find a clean shirt? Yep, we’ve all been there. Sounds like you’re in need of a little closet revamp, and luckily there are a number of DIY closet organizers that will keep your closet organized, clean, and stress-free. We listed the best DIY closet organizer ideas below!
1. When in Doubt, Hang Your Stuff
Hooks are a great way to get things off the floor or out from a crowded basket or drawer. Install hooks on your closet wall or on the inside of your door, and hang your favorite accessories, like hats, necklaces and bags, and blazers and cardigans.
2. Use Shower Rings
Have a ton of clothes but limited closet space for hangers? No worries. You can use shower rings to hang tank tops from the same hanger or use them to hang jeans held by belt loop. Add them to an existing hanger and simply hook your stuff through them. They can also be used to hang accessories. And the best thing? They’re pretty cheap!
3. Baskets Are Your Best Friends
Using storage baskets will free up a ton of space in your closet. From stacking hats to stacking sweaters to winter accessories to everything else in between, baskets are a great way to minimize clutter.
4. Use Tension Rods
While you might not have the room to build more space across your closet, you can always build up using tension rods. Tension rods are an affordable way of creating more space in your closet and with a single rod, you can totally change the look and capacity of your closet. Here are some examples on you can best use them: By stacking tension rods, you can create a shoe rack. You can place hats on tension rods above your closet shelves. You can even use them in small spaces and attach them to the wall and use it to hang baby clothes.
5. String Up Your Sunglasses
Blogger Emily Schuman was having trouble finding and placing her sunnies in the same spot, so she came up with the nifty idea of stringing them up on wire and placing them in a clear frame. You can read how she did it here.
6. Use a Soda Tab to Hang Extra Stuff
Similarly to shower hooks, you can use an old soda tab to double up your hangers in order to create additional space in your closet. For example, you can group together work shirts versus weekend shirts.
7. Use a Sandal Hanger
Do you have too many sandals and flip flops and don’t know what to do with them? Well, one creative genius created a flip flop hanger with a left over curtain rod mounted on two shelf brackets, and lots of modified hangers. Here’s how she did it.
8. Use the Kids Closet for Toy Storage Too
Because kids clothes are so small, they don’t take up a ton of room. Which is why you can double up their closet and use it as toy storage by placing additional brackets and hooks on the door, and baskets on the shelves. If you need some inspiration, here’s how one blogger did it.
9. Create a High Heel Space
Have a lot of heels but nowhere to put them? One blogger on a budget created an easy way to hang heels by its, well, heel with using a couple of wooden boards, glue, studs, and paint. The results are here.
10. Create a Monday to Friday Look for Your Kids
One mom hated rushed mornings picking out clothing for her kids, so she created day of the week closet organizers, which makes morning way simpler now. Try it out here.