Accessory Hangers – There are many options for tie, belt, and scarf organizers. Whatever you choose make sure it accommodates the amount of the accessory your are trying to organize, i.e. there are enough hooks for each of your belts or ties. For scarves, I prefer storing them folded or rolled in a drawer vs hanging them. Typical scarf holders often don’t hold larger, bulkier scarves or they make your scarves difficult to access because everything is clumped together.
Shoe Solutions – You have a many options for storing your shoes. I’m not a fan of under the bed solutions as most people will not hunt their shoes down, they need to be seen. Better options include:
- Racks – Depending on your space you can choose a floor based or door rack solution.
- Cubbies – If you can sacrifice hanging space in your closet, go with a closet rod solution. Otherwise a floor based cubbie system may work for you.
- Boxes – These work well for people who want to keep their shoes and boots dust free or like the visual of uniform boxes. You can use the boxes your shoes came in or go with a clear version to really see each pair.
Arrangement – Grouping your clothes by like items can really help with the decision, “What do I want to wear?” You can arrange your clothing by type (short sleeve, long sleeve, pants, skirts, dresses, etc.) and/or by color (dark to light and prints together). Hung clothing arranged by type and/or color not only makes your closet aesthetically pleasing but will likely lead you to appreciate the clothes you have, versus buying more. When it comes to your folded clothing, rather than stacking horizontally, think about folding it in a way that allows it to stand on end (photo below). It allows you to see all your folded items versus rummaging around your drawer trying to find the article you want to wear.