What Are The Best Wardrobe Organisers?
It doesn’t matter how large your wardrobe is, for some reason it still never feels big enough. Whether you collect shoes, buy all of your favourite sports team’s kits, or just love to dress up for no reason, we’re sure your closet is overflowing - you wouldn’t be here otherwise!
Keeping your wardrobe neat and organised can help to maximise your space, both inside the wardrobe itself and your bedroom as a whole. Giving everything its place should help to prevent all those stacks of shoes and clothes from piling up on your bedroom floor, leaving you with plenty more room to enjoy other activities. Not to mention, with everything properly organised and easily accessible, it’ll save you loads of time getting your outfits ready in the morning - it’s a win-win! Check out our guide to the best space-saving hacks and storage solutions for your wardrobe and feel inspired to get tidying.
Step 1: Start with the rails
The hanging items in your wardrobe are almost always the most frustrating thing to keep tidy. If they’re not hanging wonky, then they’ve slipped off entirely and are crumpled on the floor. Not to mention they can make your closet look chaotic due to all of the different sized items hung together. If you’re tired of your clothes and accessories ending up in a heap at the bottom of your wardrobe or you’re simply looking to improve your storage systemisation, get your hands on these nifty hangers and discover for yourself just how easy it can be to get the most out of your space:
Pros: Helps to stop silky or strappy items from sliding off, stylish velvet design
Cons: Not ideal for heavy knitted items, bulkier than wire hangers
Our first tip is to try swapping out your slippery, plastic hangers for a set of sumptuous velvet hangers for a sure-fire way to stop your clothes from ending up wrinkled beyond hope on the floor. These non-slip, flocked hangers ensure your clothes stay put and even take up less space than wooden or some plastic hangers due to their slimline design.
Pros: Maximises hanging space and bag storage, easy to see your favourites
Cons: Might get a bit dusty over time, not suitable for very large bags
The rails in your wardrobe don’t need to be used exclusively for clothing either. If you’re sorely lacking space to keep your bags, bag hangers are an ideal way to keep your collection organised. This bag hanger hooks onto the rail in your wardrobe and features six different pockets for storing your bags in. The front of each pocket, which can be accessed from both sides, is made from clear PVC so you can easily see which bag you’re grabbing and, between uses, the soft unit can be laid flat under your bed or in a box.
Pros: Suitable for bags of all sizes, sturdy metal hooks won't bend under pressure
Cons: Doesn't offer additional protection from dust, can take up considerable room if your bags are bulky
If you have a lot of different sized bags, opt for the iDesign Handbag Organiser. This sturdy, metal storage solution is perfect for use in a smaller wardrobe and can offer storage space for bags of all different shapes and sizes. Simply hook the bag’s handle or strap over one of the hooks and you’re ready to go! The curved design of each hook hugs the contours of the bag’s handle, making sure it doesn’t get bent out of shape or damaged.
Pros: Ideal if your wardrobe lacks shelves or drawers, lightweight and portable
Cons: Uses up a large amount of rail space, may not be suitable if you have lots of clothes that require hanging
If your closet is lacking in shelving space, why not use one of these handy hanging shelves to store your shoes, jumpers and folded items in compact cubbies? Designed to maximise both the hanging area and floor space inside your wardrobe, these sturdy hangers provide a practical way to hang your smaller items, while maintaining the spacious area at the bottom of your wardrobe - ideal if you’re wanting to tuck away additional storage boxes out of sight.
Top Tip: A great hack to help your wardrobe look more spacious and feel more accessible is to coordinate light-coloured hangers and storage boxes. This trick creates the illusion of more space and allows you to hide away small bits and bobs such as scarves and other accessories, reducing the amount of clutter.
Step 2: How low can you go?
Keeping the floor of your closet clutter-free is an essential part of helping your wardrobe feel more spacious. More often than not, the bottom of our wardrobes become a treasure trove of assorted junk, particularly as you can keep all the clutter concealed behind closed doors. Most of us keep our shoes there, which tend to get thrown in hap-hazardly, making finding the right pair a total pain. Instead of rooting through an enormous pile of footwear, keep every pair tidy and off the floor with some of these nifty storage solutions.
Pros: Adjustable modular design, ideal for every space
Cons: Available in only one colour and design, requires home-assembly
The HOMCOM modular storage system is a must-have for every homeowner, boasting a customisable design that can be moulded to suit the shape and size of your space. Not just for shoes, this unit can be used for anything - from jumpers to bags, bedsheets, and more! With a sturdy design and a generous maximum weight capacity of 30kg, you can store everything from your lightweight pumps to your cumbersome combat boots with confidence.
Pros: Can be stacked however you like, suitable for any sized space
Cons: Not suitable for boots or tall shoes that need to stay upright, simple design
For storing items such as ballet flats, art supplies and all manner of bits and bobs, you may prefer a set of foldable plastic shoe storage boxes. This fabulous set of 24 stackable drawers offer loads of space to store your shoes, while offering the flexibility to be stacked in any way you please. From L-shaped designs that fit flush to sloping ceilings to 6x4 units or even high tallboy structures, the possibilities are endless with this ultra-handy set.
Step 3: Declutter your drawers!
Drawers are valuable real estate when it comes to storing clothes but can get untidy very quickly, especially if you’re not particularly adept at folding things neatly. If folding isn’t your forte, why not try out a manual clothes folder or invest in some good drawer organisers to keep them tidy? There are literally hundreds of different options when it comes to drawer organisers, from basket-shaped boxes which can be pulled out and removed to ready-made trays which slot into drawers and even adjustable dividers which mould to suit your space, so there’s truly something for everyone out there.
Pros: Customisable design, suitable for both large and small drawers
Cons: Pieces can flex over time if overfilled, not suitable for a lot of items at once
Customisable organisers such as these adjustable drawer dividers are perfect for using with items that are a variety of sizes. The pieces simply slot together to create smaller compartments inside your drawer, which is perfect for keeping your undergarments, socks, and other intimates in order. You can even cut them down to size if the pieces are too long!
Pros: Various sizes to suit all spaces, offers easy access to your clothes
Cons: Box design can be bulky, takes up a large amount of space in your drawer
Foldable underwear storage boxes are great if you have larger drawers that items tend to get lost in. This handy set of drawer dividers come in three different sizes, spanning six to 24 cells to neatly house all your undies and sundries! You can pull out the unit individually and each compartment will help to keep all of your items nicely organised. These also made wonderful under-bed storage compartments and can even be collapsed into a compact fold when not in use - perfect if you’re looking for something on the more flexible side.
Step 4: Out with the old, in with the new
Swapping out your out-of-season clothes is a great way to keep your wardrobe feeling fresh and clutter-free. You’re not going to be wearing those jumpers during the summer so why not pack them away until autumn to maximise your space? By keeping your spring/summer and autumn/winter wardrobes separate, you’ll not only save valuable space, but you’ll get to rediscover your favourite pieces when it comes to swapping them out! Whether you favour boxes or bags for storing your clothes away, you’ll find the perfect solution right here.
Pros: Protects delicate fabrics and precious items from damage, sumptuous maroon design, clear cover for visibility
Cons: Designed for only one item per bag, not suitable for bulkier items of clothing
Keep your delicate clothing safe with a pack of Mamz Sari Clothing Bags. Designed to protect your most precious fabrics, these bags offer a safe storage solution to house your most treasured items of clothing, keeping them in pristine condition for when you wear them next. With a clear plastic cover, you can see the contents of the bag easily, which is perfect if you’re looking to grab that finishing touch to your outfit without having to root through your entire collection of clothes to find it.
Pros: Perfect for storing bulky items, compact design
Cons: Air can leak out over time which can lead to the bag expanding, may need to be paired with a box to keep compact'
If you are looking for a practical solution to store lots of items away at once, pick up a set of vacuum bags. Ideal for all kinds of clothing, bedding, and other soft, bulky items, all you need to do is fill the bag, seal it, and use your hoover to suck the air out. The bag will shrink down to a fraction of the size, making it perfect for storing under your bed or on a shelf somewhere out of the way. What’s more, thanks to vacuum-sealed technology, the contents of the bag will even be protected from pests such as moths and dust mites. If that wasn’t enough, the actual process of sucking the air out of the bags is extremely satisfying, too!
There are thousands more handy storage solutions out there to choose from, so if none of these suggestions quite grab your fancy, be sure to check out our storage and organisation category for a bit more inspiration. Alternatively, check out our Best Wardrobe Organisation Hacks blog to see what all the organisation gurus of social media are recommending to keep your wardrobe tidy.
If all this talk of wardrobes has tempted you to invest in a brand new unit, be sure to take a look at our sliding wardrobes guide to ensure you pick up the best one for you.
Please note: The information in this buyer’s guide is correct at the time of publishing but may be subject to change.