STOCK YOUR CLOSETS ON A BUDGET

Organizing your closet can be quite a challenge if you don't have much of a budget to work with. We receive cheap organization tips from people all the time, so we'd just like to share some of our favorite inexpensive closet organization ideas with you.

 

Stretch Your Dollars with these Economical Closet Organization Tips

1. Keep your shoes in their original boxes so that you can create an organized shoe stack in the front corner of your closet. It's easy to determine which shoes are which because the box tells you! This gets your shoes out of the mountain that you've probably created at the bottom of the closet and protects them from being scuffed, crushed, lost or forgotten.

2. Plastic hooks are great for getting things organized. Hang purses, belts, totes, backpacks, and more on the walls of your closet.

3. Use cloth or linen breathable garment bags to store suits and formal wear in another room. Put them in the back of a storage closet or hang them on a garment rack to get them out of the closet, making room for the clothes that you wear more often. They will be safe from moisture and dust in the garment bag and you can easily get to them when you do need them.

4. Use your suitcases and duffel bags to store out of season clothing and shoes underneath your bed. It not only gets the storage items out of your closet, but also those bulky suit cases that take up way more room than you can afford to spare!

5. Use shiny white or black cardboard cut from cardboard boxes to create dividers on your closet shelves. You can cover them in decorative fabrics or spray paint them to match your closet decor. Slide them in between the shelves and you can keep things divided, prevent taller stacks from falling over, and make it easier to put up clothes after you do laundry.

6. Hanging baskets are great for organizing socks, underwear, tank tops, gloves, scarves, and more. These simple wire baskets are available anywhere that closet organization products are sold, and they cost under $5 each. They have slotted arms so that you can simply slide them over an existing shelf and they hang down about 4" below the shelf, creating a "drawer" for you to store things in.

7. Wire hangers can snag clothes, rust, or bend, causing your clothing to become misshapen. Plus they tangle up and cross over on the bar, which makes them difficult to work with. Plastic tubular hangers may seem like a better option, but they break so easily and they actually take up a lot of space. We carry unbreakable plastic hangers that are sturdy enough to hold even your heaviest of coats and their available in bulk at wholesale prices.

About the Author:Jo Granville is on the staff of Only Hangers, a leading online resource for wood hangers, plastic hangers and all types of clothes hangers. Only Hangers is recognized for the excellent quality and value of its wood clothes hangers.