I’ve always loved organizing. I geek out when things are in an easy-to-access spot, and even more so when you can find them without digging, unfolding, refolding, unpacking, or moving an entire drawer around. Over the years, I’ve walked into many a closet and discovered a handful of organizing hacks that work for everyone, no matter the closet shape or size. In celebration of The Style Shop Denver's newest in-person service, Closet Organizing (soon to hit the website, but you can book the service now!), I thought I’d share a few of my favorite ways to organize accessories. Read on for 7 space saving accessory organizing how-to’s!
1. Desk Organizer
After remodeling my closet this spring, I came up with the idea to store my neck scarves in a desk organizer (see picture above)! A desk organizer also works well for tights that are rolled up. Don’t forget to think outside the box and utilize organizers from other areas of your house inside your closet!
2. Accessory Tree or Rotating Belt Hanger
This belt, bra, and cami organizer was given to me for my birthday, but I’ve found a similar organizer on Amazon that works just as well! The trick here is accessing each individual accessory without having to slide them all off to get to one in the back or on the bottom. As you’ll find with my old scarf holder pictured below, I’ve been guilty of buying organizers that don’t provide a space for each individual accessory. You won’t find that problem here!
3. Velvet Hangers
Velvet hangers are my absolute favorite way to utilize space inside a closet, and many velvet hanger styles come with a hook on the front to hang a belt, cami, necklace, or neck scarf. If you like to see outfit options hung together inside your closet, utilize a velvet hanger hook to hang your accessories with their coordinating outfits! (You'll find a velvet hanger with a hook here).
4. Scarf Organizer
I’ve run across lots of ways to organize scarves in my day, but the style that’s easiest to use is (again) a style that allows you to access each scarf individually without moving around a pile of options. I’ve also seen clients organize scarves by tying them in a pretty knot and wrapping them around a rack. Though this style looks nice, tying the scarf in a pretty knot after wearing it is actually a deterrent for many people. Pick up an organizer similar to this style and your scarves will hang pretty with little effort! (You can find a similar scarf organizer here).
5. Clear Shoe Container
I can’t tell you how many clients forget about the shoes they own because they’re hidden inside shoe boxes. If you have space for shoe boxes but want to get more wear out of the styles you own, I highly recommend picking up these clear shoe containers! You can easily see what styles you own while utilizing the space inside your closet.
6. Bra Drawer
This is my absolute favorite way to organize bras. It’s very difficult to clutter a bra drawer when the bras sit so effortlessly inside the drawer! Plus, the bras won’t get dusty or lose their shape inside a bra drawer.
7. Draw Divider
Tights are another troublesome accessory that can easily be stuffed inside a drawer or stacked in a pile. I highly recommend rolling tights and using a desk organizer or draw divider to keep each style in plain view!
If I could summarize this blog post in just three points, they would be:
- DON’T stack accessories in a pile
- DON’T hide things in a box or drawer if you want to wear them
- DON’T do anything too fancy with your accessories or you won’t wear them
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