Get It Together is your weekly guide to organizing your entire life.
The New Year can inspire you to make changes in your life. Maybe you’re resolving to work out or start a new diet. Or perhaps you’d rather focus on tidying up your apartment, starting with all of your clothes. That doesn’t mean purging en masse — the best closet organization ideas give your favorite pieces room to breathe courtesy of pretty wire baskets, stackable drawers, and elegant racks.
Because we’re not all as organizationally gifted as Marie Kondo’s 2-year-old, we’ve put together a list to help you overhaul your wardrobe. Your delicate fabrics (and your morning routine) will be better for it.
Use Space-Saving Hangers
Stack Your Skirts and Pants
Store Bulky Items in Boxes
Invest in Clear Storage Containers
So you never have to wonder where you stashed that bathing suit.
Invest in Space Saving Bags
Protect the Important Stuff
Hang Up Your Scarves
Structure Your Underwear Drawer
Take Advantage of Your Closet Door
Get a Shoe Rack if You Don’t Have a Closet Door
Make Baskets Your Friends (Part 1)
Use it for bathing suits, T-shirts, workout clothes, or anything else that won’t fit in your dresser.
Make Baskets Your Friends (Part 2)
Since this will show off the contents more than a solid basket, use it for towels or linens.
Choose a Nice Laundry Hamper
Simple, roomy, and good-looking enough to hang out in the corner of any room.
Get a Rack If You Don’t Have a Real Closet
Try a Fancy Rack and Mirror Set
This set is best if you’re good at Kondo-ing your clothes and displaying just the bare minimum.
Keep Your Trinkets in a Tray
Use it to hold your everyday jewelry.
Display Your Best Jewelry
If you can drill into your walls, a hook rack for your most-used bags and coats will streamline your mornings.
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