When it comes to closet accessories, the options and different combinations are endless. While obviously you won’t likely be able to use all 15 of these suggestions and tips for accessories to use in your closet space, there’s sure to be at least one or two things that can help you maximize space and make the best use out of the room you have.
- 1 Must-Have Accessories
- 1.1 1. Tie Rack
- 1.2 2. Over the Door Hanging Shoe Organizer
- 1.3 3. Closet Freshener
- 1.4 4. Double Clothing Hanging Rod
- 1.5 5. Garment Bags
- 1.6 6. Storage Boxes
- 1.7 7. Stacking Drawers
- 1.8 8. Hanging Sweater Shelf
- 1.9 9. Space Bags
- 1.10 10. Purse Holder
- 1.11 11. Cascading Hangers
- 1.12 12. Size Label Dividers
- 1.13 13. Hanging Storage Shelf
- 1.14 14. Cube Organizer
- 1.15 15. Closet Lights
- 2 How to Buy The Best Wooden Coat and Garment Hangers
1. Tie Rack
A Tie Rack is a great thing to have for storing neckties, scarves, belts, and more. They come in a variety of finishes, from stainless steel to wooden varieties. Some are rotating, while others are simply an extension of a standard clothes hanger. There are even motorized tie racks for the gadget lover. Our favorite is the extremely affordable Twirl-a-Tie below:
2. Over the Door Hanging Shoe Organizer
A hanging shoe rack can take advantage of otherwise unused vertical space on your closet doors. While they’re great for hanging shoes, we’ve found they are also useful for organizing other items such as jewelry, craft items, and other small items you may not be sure what to do with.
3. Closet Freshener
Closets tend to be a source for dampness or becoming musty over time since they are usually not exposed to fresh air often. To help keep your clothes and items smelling fresh and clean, a closet freshener is a must. There are the decorative charcoal fresheners as shown below, or you can check out all of the closet fresheners available in wood and other varieties.
4. Double Clothing Hanging Rod
If you want to maximize your hanging space, but don’t want the hassle of installing an additional hanging bar, a double hanging clothing rod as pictured below might be just what you need for getting organized. Like what you see below? Learn More.
5. Garment Bags
If you travel frequently, or just have items you want to keep protected, a garment bag is a very useful thing to have. They help keep dust and dirt from collecting on the item, so you can be sure it will be ready for use the next time you’re ready to wear it. There are plenty of styles and designs to choose from. See all available bags.
6. Storage Boxes
Storage boxes make organizing and finding things very easy, especially if you label them. They are great for holding items that are easy to misplace or might otherwise get lost in drawers or cabinets. The best part? They’re available in a wide variety of sizes, styles, and designs to match with any personality. See more styles and designs.
7. Stacking Drawers
Stacking drawers can help take advantage of closet floor space and are great for storing seasonal clothing or accessories. There are many different styles and designs available, ranging from the one shown below to inexpensive plastic alternatives as well. See All.
8. Hanging Sweater Shelf
A hanging sweater shelf is an excellent closet accessory that can help you maximize vertical space and store items. Available in a wide variety of styles.
9. Space Bags
Chances are you may have seen the tv commercial for these space bags that basically vacuum pack your items into a handy bag for safe storage. They do work, but you’ll have to be careful in using them – one of the number one complaints is that the seams will rip if you over stuff the bags. See All.
10. Purse Holder
Do you have a large collection of purses and handbags? This over the door purse holder can help with storing them in an easy to reach and find place. See All Styles
11. Cascading Hangers
Cascading hangers can be great for items you don’t use everyday or for taking advantage of more space. They are available in plastic for lightweight items and metal for heavier items such as pants, jackets, and more. They’re one of those “you either love it or you don’t” type of items and can really help save space. See All.
12. Size Label Dividers
Organizing kids clothes by size can be very difficult to do, especially when they constantly grow out of things and receive new clothes. These labels make it very easy to keep little one’s clothes organized and neat. Who knows? You can always change the labels and use them in your own closet as well. Learn More.
13. Hanging Storage Shelf
This hanging storage shelf is a great space saver for those who like shelves but still need some space for hanging clothing and other items. Learn More
14. Cube Organizer
A cube organizer like the one pictured below is a great system for organizing shoes or other small items. Learn More
15. Closet Lights
Lighting in a closet will help you find everything you need easily, as well as can add a nice decorative touch as well. No need to worry about wiring or hiring an electrician – these are battery operated and easy to mount. See This and Other Styles
These are just a few examples of the many products available to help you become more organized. While we do not endorse any specific product, hopefully these will give you an idea and some inspiration for choosing your own system that will help you be able to have a clean and organized closet that helps making finding things easy.
Sometimes all it takes is just one or two closet accessories to see a huge difference in the amount of available space you have.
How to Buy The Best Wooden Coat and Garment Hangers
Nothing is quite as sophisticated or as practical as wooden coat hangers. They are very sturdy, and so can hold heavy clothes easily. They also look fantastic in just about any type of closet. They come in a number of styles and shapes for any type of clothing, whether winter coats, light jackets, pants, dresses, and a number of other things. If you want to look organized and luxurious without doing much work, wooden hangers are the answer!
Not only do they add a lot of elegance to your closet or coat rack, but they also do very well for durability. They do not rust onto clothes. They do not bend from too much weight. They don’t have sharp edges like metal hangers do. (No, they won’t give you splinters either!)
Tips for Buying Wooden Hangers
When you are buying wooden hangers, it is important that you take into consideration these things:
Price: If you can afford more expensive brands that are more durable and sturdy, then of course. But, if you are like most people who just want to add the touch of class and to protect their clothing, finding ones that are just as good as any others for an affordable price is the way to go. You don’t have to spend a lot of money to have the benefits of natural wood!
Quantity: The average small bedroom closet holds at least 30-50 hangers – a walk-in closet will have generally at least 100-200. It makes us laugh when we see only 5-6 wooden hangers in a package for sale. While you may only need them for a few small items, we’ve found that using durable heavy hangers seems to provide a bigger incentive for hanging up clothes and keeping the closet organized and tidy.
Use: We generally do not recommend hangers where you can fold pants over one half and hang a shirt on top. Not only does this increase the likelihood of clothes getting wrinkled in the closet, but it also often causes items to be lost or forgotten about, or you end up tearing the closet apart to get to the clothing item below. Also, when hanging up bottom items, clips are very important because they help reduce the possibility of the clothing sliding off.