Your closet needs a huge overhaul, but your organization budget is tiny. Some people don’t have the cash flow to install a custom designed closet. Never fear, closet organization on a budget is a doable feat. With these tips you’ll go from mess to organized bliss in no time!
Purging is Free
Here’s some good news and some bad news. The bad news is that one of the biggest steps to organizing your closet is to purge. We’ve shared steps to cull your closet before. This step is the most time consuming, and likely the least fun, but it’s essential to the organization process. The good news is that this process won’t cost you a cent. It may cost you a few hours of your precious time, but the sweat equity will be worth every penny (saved).
Did you know that your hangers may be causing some of your organizational issues? All You shares why.
Hangers ensure that clothes stay wrinkle-free but they’re often poorly designed and can take up too much space. There are ingenious space-savers that keep your clothes crisp without all the hang-ups.
Once you have your items purged you will know how many hangers you need. This is a great item to invest some of your hard earned cash into. Find some slim hangers that will consolidate the space you need to hang your clothes. It’s an added bonus if your hangers have a way to daisy chain them. This will allow you to utilize some of the vertical space as well.
When organizing on a budget it helps to think outside the box. There’s no need to shop closet supply specialty items. There are ways to repurpose less expensive items to create simple storage solutions. Life Storage suggests creating your own PVC pipe organization system.
I rarely gave thought to the existence of PVC piping before I began scouring the web in search of new and cheap methods of organizing. Now I know how relevant these plastic tubes really are. They can be used pretty much anywhere for storage, because they come in so many sizes. As far as the closet goes, I wish I’d thought of PVC earlier! Stacking some larger diameter pieces makes for a simple—and really attractive—shoe organizer. Plus, you can add on as your shoe collection grows. Set side by side in a drawer, they make easy dividers for your small pieces, from ties and scarves to socks and underwear.
Tension rods or bathroom towel rods are another inexpensive way to get organized. Check out these ideas from Life Storage.
Tension rods are a lifesaver when it comes to organizing any room in the house. You can organize your entire closet with them! High heeled shoes can hang from a single rod, while flats and tennis shoes can rest atop two tension rods side by side. It’s easy to organize your scarves in an unused nook. And using s-hooks and a tension rod makes it easy to keep your purses or jewelry in order. Is your closet a reach-in with space on either side of the door that’s annoyingly empty, yet unusable? A couple of tension rods can make that space useful in an instant.
Consider other household items that could be repurposed to fit your closet storage needs. Gather up things like baskets, bins, tubs, or shoe boxes to begin organizing your closet. You might just find that you already have the items you need to create a beautifully organized masterpiece.
It’s Not As Expensive As You Think
You may think that a custom closet is out of reach for your budget. It might surprise you to know the true cost of your dream closet. It never hurts to schedule a free consultation. Perhaps you’ll find that closet is in your budget after all!