Even in larger homes, storage space can be hard to come by. This goes double when it comes to closets, especially in the bedroom. After all, there is often only a “his” and a “hers” space, and we ask a lot of them. The average bedroom closet is supposed to store all of our work clothes, shoes and other fashion accessories. It is no wonder that the space is often an unruly mess. In this article we will discuss a few of the most popular closet organizers.

Americans are an acquisitive people. We buy lots of stuff we don’t need and then stubbornly refuse to unload it when we run out of space. It is no wonder why millions of Americans are forced to rent additional storage space. When it comes to the bedroom closet, however, we often try to make it work. We want everything we need for the day to be there, in one place. The only problem is that most of us simply have too much stuff.

Cleaning out a bedroom closet is a necessary, albeit ruthless, process. The best way to start is to get rid of anything you haven’t worn in a year. Those “skinny” clothes you’re always trying to squeeze into can go, as can the old dress shirts with sweat and coffee stains. When in good shape but hopelessly out of date, clothes can be donated to charity. Paring down your wardrobe does not have to be painful. Jettisoning old clothes and replacing them with new ones can actually be refreshing. Unfortunately, it rarely creates much useful closet space.

Shoe Organizers

The biggest difference between a man’s bedroom closet and a woman’s can be found on the floor. It might seem stereotypical, but gals often own more shoes than guys, and it isn’t even close. The average American woman has 19 pairs of shoes in her closet, more than twice as many pairs as the average American man. And women are also more protective of their shoes. Rather than throwing them willy-nilly on the closet floor, most girls safely store their precious pairs in their original boxes. As you might imagine, storing nineteen shoeboxes takes up a lot of space. What is the alternative?

Clear shoeboxes are an improvement over the cardboard originals, but they won’t save you much space. We like them because their translucent lids let you see in, so you won’t have to go opening boxes to find the right pair. But if space is an issue, it is best to buy only a few clear shoeboxes to protect your most expensive or delicate pairs. The rest can be kept in a shoe cubby or a shoe rack. Both space-saving devices offer protection and organization.

Specialty Hangers

Delicate fabrics should always be hung on padded hangers. Dress shirts and blouses can be stored on plastic hangers. All wire hangers should be removed as soon as possible. According to the experts, wire hangers do not properly support most clothes, and may even ruin them in time. Popular accessories like scarves, camisoles, bras and belts can be hung on a standard belt hanger. Last but not least, wooden hangers were designed for sport coats, as they help them maintain their original shape. Sweaters and other knitted fabrics should never be hung, but rather folded. Clothes should not be stored in dry-cleaner bags because they do not let fabrics breath. Organizing your wardrobe by hanger material can help you find what you need in a hurry.

Folded Clothing Organizers

If you have access to a commodious bedroom closet, it might be possible to store your folded clothing there. Rather than stuffing finely-knitted sweaters into cramped cabinets or drawers, place them on a closet shelf. Sweater dividers can help you store your sweaters in nice, even stacks. If, however, you do not have a shelf in your closet, you can still store your sweaters there. A sweater storage bag can be filled to the brim and placed in the back of your bedroom closet.

Tie Racks

The average American man owns eight neckties. Whether he wears them to work or not, the necktie remains one of the most popular fashion accessories for men. Guys receive them on birthdays, at Christmas, and definitely on Father’s Day. The only problem is that ties are often delicate, which makes them difficult to store in crowded closets. When hung on hangers, ties often get twisted and tied up or fall to the floor. The motorized tie rack is a simple and affordable organizer that every man should own. Not only does it store dozens of cravats and belts, but it also puts them in proper order.

No matter how cluttered your bedroom closet, organizers can help you put everything in

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