Who has a dreaded case of the “small closets.” I know I sure do. Whether it’s your pantry, laundry, linen or bedroom closet, it’s never fun to have a space that’s much too small to actually hold what you need it to. And when you have a closet that’s too small it’s harder to keep things neat, tidy and organized. But, don’t fret. We’re here with five simple and easy ways to organize your small closets and get them in tip-top shape.
The Pantry Closet
My pantry is the hardest closet to keep organized. Every time we go to the market it’s like we’re just stuffing and piling more stuff inside. But, if we created a shelf for each category of items, from sauces and spreads to snack and sweets and made sure to label every spot, organizing and keeping it organized would be so much easier and hassle free.
The Laundry Closet
If you have a laundry closet rather than a laundry room, it’s essential that you keep everything organized and easily accessible. Instead of stacking and throwing everything atop the washer and dryer, make sure you install the right kind of shelving system. Use floating shelves so your space looks a bit more stylish and then use baskets to keep like items together and in order.
The Craft Closet
If you’re lucky enough to have a craft room, but unlucky enough to have a small closet for storage, don’t worry! All you need is a peg board to start off your organization. Install this on the backside of the door or on the wall of closet for all your quick-grabbing essentials. This is such a funky, easy DIY to accomplish that you may want to use it elsewhere in the room too!
The Bedroom Closet
When it comes to your bedroom closet, the quickest and easiest way to organize is to pair like items together. Don’t mix your jeans and sweaters together or your skirts and blouses, not only is it too hard to find what you need, it looks messy! Then, if you’re feeling really adventurous, color coordinate! This again makes it easy to find what you’re looking for in the smaller space.
The Linen Closet
The linen closet can hold everything from the family’s extra sheets and blankets to the emergency kits and cleaning supplies. So, it’s imperative that you can get what you need fast and make use of the small closet. Again, keep like items together. But, use boxes or baskets to categorize the items. Install shelves to help separate and, Voila!, easy way to jump start your organizational need.