Closet Cleanup Crash Course - Part II

In CCCC - Part I we left off at reloading your closet with the "keepers".  Now I want to share some ideas for getting more out of your space.  This was particularly important for me since I share my closet with my professional by day, sporty by night, cool & classy by evening hubby.

  1. Use slim line hangers.  These hangers are  the bomb!  They feature a non-slip, space-saving design and they won't leave those pesky little shoulder points on your tops.  (fine if you're Lady GaGa, I suppose).  Pitch those thick-padded, wooden and even plastic hangers, they are huge space wasters.
  2. Use skirt hangers.  These can also help you limit your inventory and save space.
  3. Use over-the-door hooks on the back of the door for belts, robes, etc.
  4. Use organizers for scarves, undergarments, and even jewelry.
  5. For more drawer space, use simple bins (coated wire, plastic, or fabric) on shelves or a mobile cart with drawers.
  6. Instead of one long clothes rod, consider adding an additional rod underneath it to create double the hanging space for shorter items (this works great for hubby's side).  Just be sure to leave space for longer items like dresses, coats, etc.
Here are a few of my organizing favorites:

These fantastic slim-line hangers can be found at TJ Maxx for only $9.99 for a pack of 18

REAL Simple has a great line of closet organizational products, like this for my belts and scarves...

...and this awesome jewelry organizer, both available at Bed, Bath & Beyond

So, now that I've shared with you, all the great tips I've learned, how about a peek at the finished product?



This is just a start, I have to clean out my jewelry before I can continue to organize it.
Well, this has been fun (posting ~ not so much organizing).  I feel so much better getting ready in the morning now.  It's a good start to my day.

Be organized,


  1. hi :)...i stumbled across your blog on the blogaholic site!
    i so needed to read this post. my closet is currently in shambles and my jewelry is across our upstairs hallway floor (don't ask, lol)
    i have 4,328,234 pieces to untangle ;)
    i lol @ what you said about lady gaga!
    i'm looking forward to following and checking out more of your awesome posts!
    happy thursday <3