Steal This Look: Tools for an Organized Closet
Above: Photograph by Matthew Williams for Remodelista: The Organized Home.
My closet doesn’t look like this—not even close—but there are resourceful ideas in this well-ordered walk-in that anyone, with any kind of closet, can replicate. Best part—none of it costs too much. The key is to have the proper accessories: bins, baskets, and dividers to assist you in keeping your closet neat and functional. And don’t stick to just the wardrobe storage section of stores: Look at products designed for the kitchen, bathroom, and home office as well.
Wire Gym Baskets Above: One of our perennial favorites, The Container Store’s Stackable Wire Storage Baskets with Handles are sturdy, attractive, and available in a range of sizes ($9.99 to $21.99). What’s great about them is that you can see what’s stored inside, so there’s no need to rummage around for that favorite tee.Standup Sorters
Above: You likely have a file organizer lying around that you no longer need now that we’re fully in the digital age; repurpose it in your closet to hold your clutches and purses. The Container Store’s Silver Mesh Super Sorter ($16.99) is a good option. Above: Here’s another storage option for your clutches and wallets, this one stolen from the kitchen department: Ikea’s Variera Pot Lid Organizer ($7.99).
Canvas Nesting Bins Above: The Serax Canvas Nesting Bins (€81.80), by Marie Michielssen, are so handsome, it’s almost a shame to keep them behind a closed door. But they’re designed to be used (and to be useful), making them a great organizing tool for the closet.White Storage Boxes Above: On the top shelf of the closet are a collection of white IKEA Tjena Storage Boxes with Lids ($1.99-$9.99) for storing seasonal items.See-Through Drawers Above: Here’s an alternative to custom shelves with drop-down glass cabinet doors: Container Store’s Linen Drop-Front Shoe Box—for sweaters, shirts, and shoes—make it easy to find what you need ($14.99 to $29.99).A Stylish Stool Above: The Nicolle Stool comes in white and black, and counter and bar heights; from $238 at Rejuvenation. (See Design Sleuth: Industrial Kitchen Stools from Nicolle in France.)
N.B.: This post is an update; it was first published on The Organized Home on January 30, 2018.
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