11 Quick & Easy Budget Closet Organisation Hacks

No matter how big your wardrobe is, you need to make sure it’s organised. It keeps your items in their best condition, helps keep you stylish, and makes getting ready a lot easier.

There’s plenty of wardrobe Organisation products that can be bought at storage shops or online, but they can sometimes be a bit pricey.

Being organised shouldn’t be expensive.

That’s why I have decided to share my own closet organisation tips or hacks that I have implemented and find very useful!

1. Colour Code

Organising your closet by colour is one great way to organise your wardrobe. It might sound ridiculous, but it actually works!

I started colour coding my dresses in my early teen and now I’ve done it for all hanging items. It helps me quickly find what I need in a wardrobe of lots of items.

My favourite cardigans and sweaters/jumpers are also in colour order, and my shoe wall has shoes in colour order.

2. Use baskets or boxes

For items that you find difficult to fold, you can keep them stored in baskets or boxes. You can find a variety of different baskets and boxes at discount stores that will suit the style of your space.

Items that go great in boxes or baskets are chunky knits, belts, scarves, clutches or flats.

Most of my fabric cube boxes are from Kmart with a few cane baskets from the dollar store.

3. Use hooks

For bags, scarves or jewellery – whatever works for your space. I recommend using the removabel hooks that do not leave marks on the walls. That way, if it no longer suits your organisation needs, you can easily remove the hook and there is no damage to be seen – perfect for those who are in rental properties!

I swear by the Command hooks as the best removable hooks.

4. Use storage as displays

Things like jewellery stands or scarf hangers can be a great way to organise your accessories but can also be a fun way to brighten up your wardrobe. I love using crystal or glass trays to organise items while keeping them on display.

I also use lots of jewellery storage units as displays in my room. I bought some velvet bangle holders on Amazon and found they work quite well.

5. Bookshelves as additional storage

Shelves are a great way to display items but you can also use them for storage. If you are renting or moving and don’t want to damage the walls, bookcases are a great alternative.

If you don’t have enough room in your closet, this is an inexpensive and easy way to organise your wardrobe. I use a tall bookshelf to organise and display my shoes.

I love the cubed bookcases from Ikea, but I also bought a budget one from Kmart.

6. Alternate the direction of shoes

Whether you have you shoes on the floor, on a rack or on a shelf, if you alternate the direction of the heel/toe then you’ll save more space.

What this means is have one toe facing out towards you and the heel facing towards the wall, then the other shoe has a heel facing you and the toe towards the wall.

7. Fold sweaters/cardigans/jumpers

This is important as it keeps them in good condition and looks pretty when they are folded up and on display. It also helps you find items in your closet. I bought mine online here.

You can buy a garment folder which will make organising and storing your clothes a lot easier! But if you don’t, fold the sleeves inwards and then the garment in half.


8. Use Shopping Bags as Stuffing

Many storage shops sell inflatable stuffers for bags or shoes. A great (budget) way to do this is to recycle old plastic shopping bags and use them as stuffing in your boots or bags.

The reasons for stuffing your shoes and bags is because it helps keep them in good condition and makes it easier to store.

9. Hang scarves behind the door

I picked up a cheap over the door hanger from the dollar store. This could be used for coats and hats, but I used it for all of my scarves.

I also found that by having them in sight, I was able to quickly put them on before leaving the house.

10. Use a Closet Organisation App

Many people know that I love using my Stylebook App. It helps keep me organised and know just how much value I’m getting out of my wardrobe.

Click here for my full review and guide on Stylebook App.

11. Store Travel Items in Luggage

Keep all travel related items together by storing them inside your suitcases. I have a large suitcase with another suitcase inside it, then inside that I have my travel pillow, packing cubes, toiletries bags, travel wallets, and other random items I generally only use for travel (like my eye mask and selfie stick!)

Not only will this keep your least used items out of your way, but when you need them, you’ll know exactly where everything is.

Have you implemented any of the above tips or hacks in your wardrobe? What are you tips or hacks for organising your closet? Let me know in the comments section!

Bye for now

All opinions in this post are my own. Unless otherwise stated, this post has not been sponsored and I have not been paid for this post

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