As a chronic clothing shopper, hesitant to part with almost everything for "sentimental" reasons, I'm well aware of the importance of proper clothing storage. Whether it's sliding drawers for easy access to everyday pieces or a more secure solution to safeguard those reserved for special occasions, most of us need to employ various storage strategies to meet our wardrobe needs.
This is especially true for those dealing with limited space. Having relocated to New York City a few years ago, a place notorious for its itty-bitty (or literally nonexistent) closets, I've learned that clothing storage requires a level of creativity (and perhaps even a Hail Mary). Fortunately, out of necessity, I've become quite the clothing storage expert. I've decided to share my closet organization ideas by curating a list of the best clothing storage solutions money can buy. Regardless of the space you're working with, maximize your clothing capacity with these 15 clothing storage solutions.
Stylish Clothing Storage Ideas
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'Sometimes a barrier to putting clothes away is that the system that a person uses is too time-consuming for daily use,' says professional organizer Melissa Gugni .
So with that in mind, I've curated a few ideas which will help you save on time as well as space - a double win all round. And they don't have to be expensive.
'If the space allows, I love using hooks for things like this,' says Melissa. 'You can get wall-mounted hooks or removable Command Hooks and put them on the back of a closet door, on a wall, or inside a closet and designate it just for things like this.'
Best Clothing Storage Drawers
The notion of a collapsible storage drawer may seem like bedroom storage to avoid, but there's a definite beauty in these ones from Amazon. Designed with wheels for easy mobility and cleaning, you have the freedom to stack them any way you desire.
A top-seller at The Container Store, this low-set drawer solution offers ample storage while freeing up hanging space in your closet.
Make a stylish entrance to your clothing stash with this storage drawer featuring elegant double doors. Its stackable and foldable design adds versatility, and the generous capacity is perfect for storing bulkier items like sweaters or jeans.
Best Underbed Clothing Storage
For underbed storage, this basket variety from Crate & Barrel is among the best. Its design allows for easy sliding from underneath beds, enhancing accessibility, while the handwoven rattan and buri fiber construction exude a luxe feel.
Maximize underbed storage with these large organizers. Priced at just $40 for a pack of two, consider purchasing multiple sets to store seasonal pieces during their off-seasons.
Best Clothing Storage Bins
With an impressive 4.9-star average rating, these large felt storage bins are a clear fan-favorite. The cozy material adds a touch of softness to your interior, making them ideal for stacking on visible closet shelves.
Despite their fabric construction, these practical storage bins with clear windows and three-way opening options are reinforced with a sturdy internal steel frame to prevent deformation over time.
Best Hanging Clothing Storage
Maximize vertical space with this multi-pocket hanging organizer, ideal for sweater storage or light items like t-shirts.
Bid adieu to unsightly hangers with these chic and innovative space-saving hangers. With five tiers on each of the two hangers, they provide twice the organizational power for pants or scarves.
Best Clothing Storage Baskets
This leather basket is so good. It adds an elevated touch to clothing storage, making it suitable for various areas, not just limited to the closet.
Built to last, these storage baskets can handle up to 30 pounds of weight. The solid construction and natural fiber handles make them easy to move around, perfect for holding even the heaviest winter gear.
A Jane Birkin girl at heart, I have a strong affinity for a wicker basket — so much so that it’s actually my preferred method of clothing storage. I own several of these ones from Amazon to store my growing clothing collection and can attest to their outstanding quality.
What's the most efficient way to store clothes?
The most efficient way to store clothes isn't always to hang them up and put them away neatly the moment you've taken them off. Instead, if they are not exactly clean but also not yet needing to be laundered, hooks on the back of doors are a realyl good system to keep them in check.
'My solution to this problem is quite simple,' says home and lifestyle organizer, Di Ter Avest. 'For those "not-so-dirty" clothes, try over the door hooks, or a decorative hamper,' she says. A hamper will keep the clothes organized in one place, and hidden from sight.
And for clothes that come fresh out of the laundry and need to go away, the most efficient system is sweaters and tees folded on shelves, dresses and pants hung up on rails. Max style points go to anyone who color codes this approach, so as to make it easier to find what you're looking for later.
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Formerly covering fashion at L’Officiel USA, style maven Julia Demer brings her love of design to Livingetc’s world of interiors. As the title’s Style Editor, Julia's work reflects a sharp eye for detail and an innate passion for aesthetics. Her journey began with a strong foundation in design, honing her craft at renowned establishments like The Row and even establishing her own eponymous fashion brand. Julia’s design background is evident in the way she thoughtfully curates shopping edits, always maintaining a focus on emerging trends while preserving timeless sensibilities. For Julia, fashion and interiors go hand in hand, reflecting her lifelong commitment to perfecting the art of style.
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