Organizing a closet on a budget may not sound as much fun as getting one of those fancy schmancy closet organizers, but with just a few quick tricks you can make your closet shine!
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Closet Organization on a Budget
I don’t know about you, but when my closet was disorganized mornings were stressful. Figuring out what to wear – heck, figuring out where everything was to begin with – was a major feat.
With three kids, I needed my morning to run smoothly to help set my day up on a positive note.
And my closet? It was seriously stressing me out!
Since we were on a budget, I knew some DIY closet organization ideas were going to be in my future. Those expensive closet organizers were just not in the cards.
Here are some of the tips and tricks I used to get the same (or almost the same!) closet organization results on our budget.
DIY Closet Organization Ideas on a Budget
The key closet organization on a budget is creativity and using the resources you already have available to you.
Many items can be repurposed and used in new ways that make it easier to organize your closet.
Budget Closet Organization Tip 1: Use Hooks
Hang hooks on the back of your closet door or any other vertical surface. You can hang purses, belts, hats, bathrobes, scarves, and more.
I liked hanging this pocket organizer on the inside of my closet door from one of the hooks because it made it easy to store shoes.
Budget Closet Organization Tip 2: Don’t Forget About the Floor Space
Plastic storage drawers have been a closet organization lifesaver for me. They are relatively inexpensive and available at most big box and hardware stores.
Use them at the bottom of your closet as storage for small things or ones that you don’t fit in your dresser drawers.
I keep pajamas and socks and stockings in these drawers.
Budget Closet Organization Tip 3: Stack Those Shelves
In our old closet, we had one shelf above the clothes rack. It was tough organizing everything because the sweaters and sweatshirts that I wanted to store there invariably would topple over.
Enter DIY closet shelves! If you’re handy and can install new brackets and a shelf above your existing closet shelf, that’s a more permanent solution.
Brackets and shelf pieces can be found at home improvement stores and are super inexpensive – think $10 total. Just be sure you screw the brackets into studs in the wall or your shelf will come crashing down (been there, done that, had the closet mess to prove it!).
If you can’t add a permanent shelf to your closet, go for a folding wire option that sits on top of your existing shelf to give you an additional layer of storage. Make sure the shelves are sturdy so they won’t collapse.
Budget Closet Organization Tip 4: Repurpose Boxes and Bins
We had a lot of empty shoe boxes when my kids were younger so we would turn them into DIY organizers.
I would cover them with contact paper or wrap them in wrapping paper and put a quick label on the front. The repurposed shoe boxes were great for storing small items and even seasonal things that didn’t have to be out year-round.
The key was to make sure they were labeled though. Grab your own set of free organizing labels in our resource library to make things easier!
An Organized Closet
Organizing a closet on a budget is super simple and super fun. There’s nothing better than being able to find everything you’re looking for in one glance!