5 Smart Tips On How Organizing Your Closet

“A place for everything and everything in its place.” This proverb sums up what we all wish for in our closets. Achieving this takes a bit more than wishful thinking, but it doesn’t have to cost much, if anything.

 

When it comes to creating glamorous high-end closets, there is one name in the business that insiders keep hush-hush. For the past 15 years, Melanie Charlton, owner of the New York–based closet design company Clos-ette, has been designing dazzling places to suit her equally dazzling clients. With a refined roster of clients such as Beyoncé and Jay-Z, Liv Tyler, Michael Jordan, and Sting, Charlton knows her way around an extensive wardrobe and the best way to keep it organized and clutter-free.

 

For many of us, the idea of a clutter-free closet—without piles of shoes and wayward wire hangers taking up valuable space—might seem impossible, but with Charlton’s easy, no-stress tips, a luxurious closet, no matter what the size, is completely within reach. Here are 5 easy closet organizing steps you can take to get your closet in tip-top shape.

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Shoes
“First, use shoe rails or shoe shelves with adjustable, flat-slanted shoe shelfs to get them off the floor,” she says. “I also like to use the shallow space underneath the hanging clothes to line them up.” Instead of pairing shoes side by side, the designer likes to place them heel to toe, so more pairs are visible in the front row.

 

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Sweaters
“There is no need to buy those bulky silk-lined hangers for sweaters,” says Charlton. A simple way to hang sweaters without stretching out the shoulders is to use hangers with shoulder molds. “Only hang thicker-gauge sweaters, instead of fine-gauge ones that might stretch.”

 

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Handbags
“For handbags, there are many different options, and it truly depends on the bag,” says Charlton. “For clutches, I like to use shallow cubbies or drawer inserts. To protect high-end bags or skinned bags, I’ll use glass doors, plus great lighting to show them off.” If space is lacking, she adds, storing bags in an armoire or in shallow reach on the top of a closet shelf is also a great option.

 

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Jewelry
Adding inserts is a cost-effective way to keep drawers organized. “We usually do a insert program for all the jewelry drawers. This will also include inserts for sunglasses, intimates, scarves, tech, watches, cuff links, and undergarments,” says Charlton. “Sometimes my clients have a hard time adjusting to a high level of organization, and the inserts help them to see that everything has a place.”

 

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Sweaters
“There is no need to buy those bulky silk-lined hangers for sweaters,” says Charlton. A simple way to hang sweaters without stretching out the shoulders is to use hangers with shoulder molds. “Only hang thicker-gauge sweaters, instead of fine-gauge ones that might stretch.”

 

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Without delving into any psychobabble here, it’s safe to say that a messy closet doesn’t contribute to anyone’s happiness. Conversely, an organized closet can bring forth euphoric joy — or, at the very least, a sense of relief at finally finding that long-lost sweater or pillowcase. Now it’s easy to keep it clean!

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