Does your closet consist of endless shelves that need some serious organizing? Not quite sure about how to create closet shelf organization that works for you?
Here are 5 of the best tips for utilizing every inch of shelf space that’ll surely maximize storage, create functionality, and most definitely elevate the look of your closet!
When deciding to create your dream closet it’s important that you include functionality that works for you.
Because after all, having a dream closet will look great but creating and maintaining functionality for your lifestyle is what’s really most important.
That said, shelf space is often overlooked and not utilized to the best of its ability.
Using your creativity for your own personal space along with all those great Pinterest storage ideas is vital when creating a cute and functional closet.
This is post #3 in the capsule wardrobe closet organization series that’ll give you 5 easy tips to help you create that beautiful closet you’ve always dreamed of!
Best Tips For Closet Shelf Organization:
Tip #1: Using shelf containers
First tip is to use aesthetic containers to store clothing and accessories.
Not only is this a great way to utilize shelf space but will also add that touch of cuteness while still offering great functionality in your closet.
Wicker or canvas baskets are ideal for items that are harder to keep organized such as scarves, socks, and undergarments.
Basically, you can keep these as messy as you want on the inside all while still looking great on the outside.
Or maybe you prefer clear bins for quick visibility. This option is ideal for items that are easier to keep organized such as jeans, sweaters, and caps.
Elevate the look by adding labeling on each container which will give your closet a more aesthetic overall look and still make it easy to find things.
The best thing about investing in baskets or clear bins for closet shelf organization is that they can also be repurposed later for other items in other rooms of your home such as the kitchen, bathroom, or laundry room.
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Tip #2: Use bookshelves
Bookshelves are probably one of the most efficient ways to create storage in a closet that many people may not think of.
Adding shelf space to a closet is really as simple as repurposing or investing in a small or large bookshelf for your closet.
So if you have the space for one in your closet then a bookshelf will most definitely add that extra space that we all appreciate.
Maybe you have a bookshelf somewhere in your home that would be ideal for repurposing in your closet.
This recently solved a problem in my closet and has really maximized my closet space.
I use the middle shelves for folding chunky sweaters and duster cardigans.
The bottom shelf works great for storing taller boots and the top shelf holds hats and jewelry on display.
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Tip #3: Use shelf dividers for handbags
I think these dividers for handbags are such a great option for anyone who has a collection of treasured handbags.
Not only are they ideal for holding handbags and clutches in their own little safe space, but they are a great way to elevate the look of your closet and still offer a way to utilize shelf space that might be out of reach.
Storing handbags on high shelves is ideal since they are not an accessory you will be reaching for as often as other items in your closet.
Canvas or clear containers are other alternative options you can use that will ensure your handbags will be kept looking new and in their original condition.
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Tip #4: Use creative shelf shoe storage
There are so many great creative ways of storing shoes on shelves these days and I’m so here for it!
As someone who owns way too many shoes, I’m always looking for ways to store them that will work for me.
You can choose to simply store out-of-season shoes on hard-to-reach shelves like I do or try other options like shoe stacker boxes or even shoe slot organizers.
Baskets and bins are also great ways of storing more simple shoes together like thongs and slide sandals that you might grab more frequently.
Tall boots are easily stored up high when out of season. Investing in boot shapers will keep them looking great for years.
Boot shapers allow boots to free stand on a shelf without losing their shape, giving them a longer life and the opportunity to style them for years!
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Tip #5: Use creative shelf accessory storage
And last but not least are all the other add-on accessories that we treasure.
Visible shelves in your closet are the perfect place to display everyday go-to items such as jewelry and sunglasses giving you easy access.
Clear containers like the one pictured above are ideal because they are small enough to use on closet shelves, they compartmentalize well, and allow for lots of storage.
The fact that they are clear is perfect for visibility and allows you to choose from all the options you have.
Etsy and Amazon are great places to find some of the most aesthetic and unique options for storing and displaying accessories.
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To Wrap Things Up:
Remembering to choose practical options that work for you and your lifestyle is what will make all the difference in creating your very own dream closet.
Utilizing these tips will help you maximize closet shelf organization and still offer that elevated Pinterest look we all love!
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