8 Simple Items to Declutter Your Closet

Closet space is at a premium. Unless you are one of the lucky few to have a giant walk-in closet that could double as a bedroom, your closet is likely full of clutter with little spare room.

In our new book, 10-Minute Declutter, Barrie Davenport and I (Steve Scott) provide a detailed strategy to clean and declutter your home.

This page features seven simple tools to help you find more room in your closet.  Read below to get started.

8 Simple Items to Declutter Your Closet

Wooden Clamp Hangers

Organize your pants and slacks neatly in your closets by using matching hangers. If you prefer to hang your pants full length, you can use wooden clamp hangers.

The Whitmor 6026-342 Natural Wood Collection Slack Hanger comes in sets of five. It’s made of solid hardwood and has full-width gripping grooves and plastic clamp-lock.


If your closet is small, you can hang two pairs of jeans and other clothes in one durable hanger.

The Ipow ABS Light-Weight hangers Non-Slip Durable Clothes Hanging Organizer Hook comes in various colors, making organization easier.  The hangers are ergonomically designed for perfect adaption to human curve and keep clothes wrinkle free.

Notched Hangers

erhaps you don’t want to wrinkle delicate pieces of clothing with thin straps.  So another option is to use notched hangers.

The Notched Hangers Set includes 36 white hangers and are perfect for items with thin straps like lingerie or spaghetti strap dresses.

Bulletin Board

Use a bulletin board on the wall of your closet to hang earrings, necklaces and other jewelry for easy access.

The Board Dudes 18 x 22 Inches Black Framed Cork Board is made of fine grain cork that hides pin holes after use.

Stackable Shoe Boxes

Clear, stackable shoe boxes makes it easy to see your shoes and keep them dust free. You can also use them for other accessories such as caps and handbags.

The IRIS Drop Front 6-Piece Set Shoe Box can store and organize women’s shoes up to size 13 and men’s shoes up to size 11. It has ventilation holes to keep air circulating.

Handbag Organizer

If you want to easily access your handbags, put a handbag organizer on a closet shelf your keep your purses on quick display.

The Whitmor White Crystal Collection Handbag File has a see through file design and eight clear vinyl pockets that will help you save shelf space. It easily hangs on standard closet rod.

Tie Rack

The best way to store men’s ties is to unknot them and drape them over a prong on a tie rack immediately after wearing it.

The Compact Necktie Hanger Cross is space saving rack that holds up to 20 ties. Each tie has a clip to keep it in place and with its unique 360 degree rotation, you will find it so easy to select your tie.

Linen Closet Shelf Diver

You can easily store towels and sheets with a shelf divider to keep your linen closet from being a jumbled mess.

These heavy-duty Lynk 142042 Shelf Dividers for Wood lock over any solid shelf to organize sweaters, towels, purses, linens, and even the heaviest books.

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