22 Closet Organization Ideas You'll Want To Steal Immediately

More room = more shoes.

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A clean, organized closet is the best: Not only does it streamline your morning routine, but you also have more room to buy new clothes and shoes. Which we all obviously need. If you want to make the most of your space, try some of these ideas.

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1 Hang Strategically
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The easiest way to end up with a disorganized closet is by hanging up clothes without even thinking about it. To keep things sectioned off, hang blouses, tops, and skirts above built-in shelves, and long dresses and pants when nothing is underneath.

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Pax Wardrobe, $835, IKEA

2 Install Bypass Doors
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Never again will you have to walk from end to end in search of what you need. These bypass doors will save your life, and are easy to DIY.

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3 Use An Entire Room
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No closet space? No problem. Turn your office into your closet. That way, you'll have an entire room to stash your stuff.

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4 Try Wicker Baskets
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Storage baskets keep your junk out of sight, and they look chic on open-shelves. Bonus: You can get them on the cheap.

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Woven Storage Baskets, $24.99, amazon.com

5 Use Wasted Wall Space
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The Chronicles of Home

Instead of hanging scarves, belts, and other accessories on hangers and taking up valuable rod space, try this trick. Attach a towel bar to unused wall space to create a personalized display for your collection.

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Towel Bar, $11.99, amazon.com

6 Use Built-Ins
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You may have room to store all your clothes + shoes, but what about your accessories? Built-in drawers are perfect for storing sunglasses, jewelry, and scarves.

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7 Try A Boot Organizer
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Boot Butler

Boots can be a pain to store in a closet — they seem to topple over at the slightest touch. Instead, a special boot organizer can safely house five pairs in the "footprint" of one.

Boot Rack, $70, amazon.com

8 Hang Your Rod Higher
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Urban Acreage

It might look silly, but when you , you can fit more below your clothes (genius). Then, you can squeeze a dresser or shoe rack underneath your hung-up garments.

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Mid-Century Modern Dresser, $139, amazon.com

9 Add A Dresser + Mirror
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If you're lucky enough to have a walk-in closet, consider moving your dresser inside — and propping an oversized mirror on top. It'll turn the closet into a full-blown station to get ready each morning, with everything within arm's reach, and open up your bedroom space.

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Wood Dresser, $247, wayfair.com

10 Use Special Hangers
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LavoHome

Slim and open, these hangers easily file away pants in your closet. The design also makes clothing easier to grab off the rack as you dash to get ready in the morning.

Slacks Hangers, $19, amazon.com

11 Add A Bar
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Organize It All

Doubling up your closet space is as easy as hanging up another bar. Choose a system that also includes hooks for maximum versatility.

Closet Doubler, $18, amazon.com

12 Put Shoes On The Door
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The best thing about high heels is that they're basically designed for this genius storage hack. Hang rails on the inside of your door to squeeze extra storage out of your closet.

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Towel Bar, $27, amazon.com

13 Gain Space With Brackets
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IKEA

Instead of using these tools to hold up a shelf, flip them over and use the rails to add even more hanger space in your closet. In this idea from , pants are organized by category (jeans, shorts and patterns).

Curtain Clips, $7, amazon.com

14 Keep Your Top Shelf In Shape
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I'm an Organizing Junkie

You're about to fall in love with shelf dividers. These handy organizers have the ability to keep different items separate, while also over, so you can stack sweaters way higher.

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Shelf Dividers, $35, amazon.com

15 Get Creative With Bulky Clothes
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Ask Anna

Even though shoe organizers are handy for your sneakers, they can also be used for bulky items like sweaters that you don't want to accidentally stretch out on a hanger (bye, saggy shoulders). Roll the sweaters before stowing them away.

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Shoe Organizer, $15, amazon.com

16 Hang Purses on Hooks
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Shower hooks are perfect for hanging purses in your closet on the hanger rod. Even better? This method will ensure handles don't get misshapen.

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Shower Curtain Hooks, $8, amazon.com

17 Purge With Purpose
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Before you start cleaning your closet, decide who will get the castoffs. Knowing that your clothes are going to a favorite charity, a homeless shelter or the local do-gooder thrift shop is a goal that you can feel good about.

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18 Organize Thoughtfully
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Simon Watson

The best way to organize your closet is to set it up into zones based on the way you think about your wardrobe. For example: When you are getting dressed, do you think first in terms of occasion, by garment type, or by season? Arrange your clothes with this in mind.

19 Splurge On Matching Hangers
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Your clothes deserve the best treatment off and on your body. When you stock up on wooden or padded hangers your clothes will be able to shine, since their backdrop all looks the same.

Wood Hangers, $20, amazon.com

20 Stagger Shoes
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Redefining Domestics

You can fit more on your closet shelves if you store shoes with the right and left ones facing opposite directions. To do this, face one shoe toe to the front and the other heel to the front.

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Horizontal Shoe Organizer, $17, amazon.com

21 Use Office Organizers
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Perpetually Chic

Get creative with on-shelf storage. It turns out magazine files are the ideal shape for storing clutches and wristlets.

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File Organizer, $23, amazon.com

22 Style Your Space
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Miescisko

Adding a mirror, a piece of art, fun colors, or hanging wallpaper are all easy ways to add character to your closet. Stay away from flowers, books, and stuffed animals, which all collect dust that will make your clothes feel less fresh.

Pink Fabric Boxes, $22, amazon.com

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