Closet Organization Ideas & Tips: Organizing Your Closet

Closet Organization Ideas & Tips: Organizing Your Closet

Hi, everyone. It’s Alejandra. And I am sitting
inside of my very organized closet and I am so excited to be giving you guys a closet
tour today because I have spent maybe a little over six months trying to set up my closet,
trying to get it right, trying to just organize it in a way that it’s going to work for my
needs and my habits and stuff. So I just want to show you everything that
I’ve done here. So I am standing on one side of the closet. There is another side behind
me or in front of me that I’m going to show you in just a second. But this side, this
is where I have all of my drawers and shelves with baskets, and then all of my handbags
up there. And then the other side has all of the hanging space and the shoes and the
necklaces and stuff. So let me just start with the drawer and show
you everything. So first off, this system here is my by IKEA. It’s called the PAX System
and it comes in multiple colors. This is the black-brown. Everything is customizable. Meaning
that it has these little pegs on the side of the closet so you can always take a shelf
out, add a drawer or you could add a rod to hang stuff or you can move this higher or
lower depending upon what you’re storing. So everything is just – it’s in the right
spot right now and I really like the way it’s set up. So OK, so the drawer. So up here is where
I have all of my jewelry and accessories. So I went ahead and I found all of these nice
jewelry organizers from Michaels. Now, I loved the color. I love hot pink. I love zebra print
and leopard print and stuff so there are – I don’t know. It’s just fun. It matched my personality.
So I got them. They were actually on a clearance at Michaels. I think they were maybe $3 or
$4. I don’t remember. But they have little sections so I have accessories
like sunglasses, jewelry boxes, bracelets, scarves, belts, and then over here I have
rings, bracelets, some necklaces, and earrings and stuff. And then at the very front, I have
all of my accessories that I use more often than some of my other accessories. So I have
like my small handbag like this. I have this in black and beige. I always use these when
I’m just – I don’t want to carry big purse. I just want to carry something small. So I
keep those right here. And then I have all of my hats. So I don’t
wear hats too often but when I go to the gym, sometimes I wear hat or just running errands
and stuff. So I have all of my everyday hats right here. And then – so that’s the jewelry
and accessories drawer. And then the next one down is where I have
pajamas, leggings, and sweat pants. So I am a big legging’s person. In the winter, I wear
leggings like every single day. So leggings has its own section here. And then sweat pants,
I’m always wearing sweat pants also so sweat pants are here. And then pajamas, pajamas
are folded nicely over here. And what I did here is I used these dividers.
These are spring loaded dividers that they go inside drawers and they are spring loaded
so they fit multiple-size drawers. So they just keep the sections separated. And then
at the bottom of the drawer, you can kind of see down here is where I have the shelf
liner that actually, it smells. It smells like I think cucumber or lime so it just gives
the drawer a nice scent. And you just line the drawer and then all I did was used double-sided
tape to kind of keep it down so it doesn’t slide everywhere. Now, something else you can do and what I’ve
done here is every time I go to the mall, which I don’t really goo too often, but every
time I go to the mall and I’m looking for perfume samples or something, I bring home
the perfume sample and I just stick it inside of my drawer. So if I didn’t have that liner
down there then I would still have a nice scent inside of the drawer. So here’s the
sample one that I got from Macy’s and I’m just going to stick it at the bottom of the
drawer. So now, my drawer has a nice smell. OK. So that’s the pajama drawer. Down here
is where I have all of my undergarments. So I’ve shown this on camera before and I thought
it was kind of weird but whatever. Underwear, socks, bras, and I have the same spring loaded
dividers right here so it kind of divides up the categories of stuff. And then I have
the same liner at the very bottom of the drawer that it stays in place with the double-sided
tape And then all the socks are kind of – they’re color-coded like everything else in this drawer
but they’re kind of categorized in a way where like gym socks here, fancy socks here or like
dressy socks here and then pajama socks like these fuzzy socks are all the way in the back. OK. So something else you could do if you
want to have like a nice scent inside your drawer is get this little scented sachets,
I think they’re called. I think this is from Target or something. They’re really inexpensive
and you just put them in inside your drawer and so the whole drawer will smell nice and
fresh. Yeah. And then down here, exercise. There’s really
nothing special about that drawer. And then tanks and tees. OK. So down here is where
I have all of my tank tops and t-shirts. And what I do is I roll them so I can immediately
see exactly what I’m looking for right when I open the drawer. So if I open the drawer
and I’m like, “OK. I’m looking for my yellow tube top.” Then I just look in the yellow
section and I see it right away. So it’s easy to see and find exactly what you’re looking
for. Now, if you’re going to roll your tank tops
and t-shirts, the goal is not to roll them perfectly like they might look perfectly rolled
there but the goal is just to get them in its place and have everything visible. So
if something is – if you get a shirt out of the laundry and you just quickly roll it like
this, maybe that’s not perfect but it’s visible, it’s still going to keep it from being wrinkled
when you wear it, and it’s somewhat in a rolled form. So that’s OK too. It’s not about making
things perfect. OK. The bottom drawer, the bottom drawer is
where I have all of my jeans, my legging-jeans, whatever they’re called, and then my skirts
like long, short skirts, and then I have some shorts there. Really, there’s nothing special
about this drawer. I have a spring loaded divider in place to keep everything separated.
I roll my jeans. I fold all my legging-jeans because they don’t really roll that nicely,
and then I just fold all my skirts and stuff. So I don’t really use – I don’t really wear
skirts that often and those are kind of longer skirts so yeah, that’s why they’re not hanging.
They’re just folded instead. So that is everything inside that drawer.
And then at the top of the closet here, I have all of these – they’re like sweater containers,
sweater baskets, sweater bins, that’s what they’re called. And I like the design because
I feel like it kind of – it’s pretty and then I added a pop-up color with this label. All
I did was take scrapbook paper. I just cut it into a square that fits this window. Put
it inside and then I labeled the section with what’s inside, so sweaters. And if you have these bins, these are from
The Container Store. If you have them, all of the handles, they come wrinkled which is
kind of bizarre but when I was shopping for them, I was kind of looking for handles that
weren’t wrinkled but that does not exist. So all I did was take my flat iron. I put
it in on a really low setting and I just ironed the handles out so now all the wrinkles are
out and now it just hangs really nicely and there are no wrinkles. OK. So sweaters, purses, beach wear, and then
travel. So everything is just kind of tossed inside. Nothing is really – like the sweaters
are folded. Travel, that’s just like travel bags, cosmetic bags and stuff that’s just
tossed in there, purses, they’re just kind of tossed in there, and then beach wear that’s
just tossed in there also. And then I have – this is my little ring holder
that I just keep on the shelf. It’s a poodle. You guys know that I love poodles. We have
a toy poodle so that’s just cute. And then every day after – before I go to sleep, I
always just hang my ring there. OK. So up here is where I have handbags. So,
all my handbags are nestled inside of each other. Now, I do have some purses down here
inside of this sweater bin that I just showed you guys. These are more like medium size
handbags as opposed to these up here. The larger ones are more like duffel bags or weekend
bags and they’re all nestled inside of each other. And then I use these dividers. They’re
shelf dividers. They clip on to the shelf and then they just hold – they keep the bag
upright. So if the bag is going to fall over, it’s not really going to fall over because
there is a shelf divider there. And then I keep all my wigs up there, which is kind of
weird but I don’t know why I have a wig. That’s just kind of fun to wear on occasion. And then my step stool is over here. So if
I wanted to grab a bag up there, I won’t have to call Ed inside my closet because he’s so
tall and he could easily reach that. I just grab my step stool and get the bag up there. So that is everything on this side of the
closet. Let me show you the other side of my closet. This is the other side of my closet.
So this is where I have all of my hanging clothes and I have all my shoes at the very
top. So I’ll just start up here. OK. So all my every day shoes like my flip flops, my
tennis shoes, I guess that’s everything. I wear flip flops and tennis shoes. Those are
all in door pockets on the door like the closet door because it’s very easy to access. It’s
within reach and it’s just super accessible. So all the shoes that I don’t really wear
that often like heels and shoes for special occasions and stuff, those go in shoe boxes
at the very top of my closet, and what I really want to do was I really wanted to do the picture
of the shoe in front of the shoe box. But if you’ve ever done that before, you know
it takes so much time. And I was trying to think of what else can I do that doesn’t take
up that much time that you can still tell which shoe is which. So I just took my label
maker and I took my pink label tape and I just labeled everything with whatever I thought
made sense. So like orange Ashley heels. Like I know those are my orange heels that Ashley
gave me. So it just makes sense inside my head. OK. And so down here is where I have all of
my – there are some long skirts, there are some sundresses, and that’s really about it
over here in this section. And then over here, I have all of my fancier shirts like short-sleeve
blouses and then I have like my favorite t-shirts that I wear like on a weekly basis. Those
are all hanging here. And then all my sleeveless tops are all in the front here. So everything is categorized by what category
it is. And then after I categorize it, I put everything in color-coded order because it
just makes sense in my head because when I come inside my closet, if I know I’m looking
for my orange t-shirt, like my orange nicer t-shirt, I’m just going to go to the t-shirt
section and then just go to the orange section and I immediately find what I’m looking for. OK. And then up here is where I have all of
my long-sleeve tops like long-sleeve t-shirts, and long-sleeve blouses and stuff. And I do
the same thing. I put them in color-coded order because it’s just easier to find and
retrieve exactly what you’re looking for when you walk inside the closet. I switched my hangers. So before, I was using
the wooden. They were kind of thick hangers from IKEA. I think it was like ten to a pack
or something. But I swamped them for these felt-line hangers from Costco. I think were
a pack of 36 for $9.99. It was a super incredible deal. And at first, I didn’t really like these
hangers because I felt like the clothes just clings to them too much and then it’s hard
to just take things off when you’re kind of in a rush getting dressed. But I tried them
and I really like them and there were super affordable and they’re space-saving because
they’re so thin so you can just fit a lot in the closet. So I think I did that switch
maybe last year. I don’t really remember when. So something else I do inside my closet is
I make sure that each garment that’s hanging on a rod has enough breathing space. So for
example, if – like you can kind of see that it’s pretty easy to take out one of the hangers
and put it back in because nothing is like jammed pack like that. When it’s too jammed
pack, it’s too hard to pull something out or even put something back. And when something
is too hard to put away or too hard to access then that means it’s not probably getting
used as much as it could be if it was just set up a little bit easier. So you want to
make sure that everything has enough breathing space. OK. So over here, I have a necklace organizer
that just pulls out from a side of the closet. And it’s actually made for all kind of accessories.
You don’t have to just put necklaces. You can put scarves or you can put bracelets or
belts or ties. I just have a lot of necklaces so it just works really well. OK. So on this side of the closet I have another
accessory organizer that I put all my other necklaces. So each necklace gets its own little
hook. Some of them are doubled up or some of them are tripled. It depends on the weight
of the necklace. But I like how it just slides out and then slides right back in. OK. So something else I do is I used these
little dividers in each of the sections. So for all my tube dresses, I have this little
divider that just hangs on the rod that keeps the sections separated so I know what’s going
to go on this side and what’s going to go on this side. So this just goes in front of
the dress section. OK. And then over here on the closet door,
on the inside of the door, I have door pockets that again, they just hang on the top of the
door. Nothing is drilled into the door or anything, it just kind of sits on top of hooks
for all of my every day shoes. So these are shoes that I wear like all week long or every
day like flip fops, tennis shoes, slippers. I’m really like such a casual dresser so yeah.
So I just have all my casual shoes right here, easy to access, easy to put away, and super
convenient. And then down here is where I have all of
my scarves. So with the scarves, all I did was just roll them kind of like this and then
just put them inside of the door pockets just like that. So it’s really easy to see and
find exactly which scarf you’re looking for because you can just – you see everything
in one shot. It’s not like you’re shuffling through scarves trying to find the right one.
You see just see everything. And that’s what I wanted and that’s what I like. So again, this is on the inside of the door
so when the closet door is shut, you’re not going to see like any of this busy stuff.
The back of the door is just plain and it’s nice and clean. So that is everything that I wanted to share
with you guys about my closet. I hope these tips were helpful. If you want more tips on
how to organize your space or your closet, you can visit my website at Alejandra.TV.
I’ll see you guys soon. Bye! 5

Comments (100)

  1. She's so adorable,I love her videos and ideas

  2. what do you do if you want a new wardrobe? get the label maker out?…

  3. we all were un derwear who cares

  4. Where did ur get ur closet dresser??

  5. Very impressive…

  6. I miss you. please come back

  7. Not trying to be mean but your videos are titled how to when you are just like telling us what your doing in your home

  8. i just remembered that my bed is in the corner of my room that has a giabt spider. now my ears a itchy

  9. Too complicated,, not good to organize a regular closet, not everyone has one like yours.

  10. is this considered high functioning OCD?

  11. Ed's nickname is lucky! Lucky to have you as his wife haha. Ive joined SIMPLESSITY im excited to have you as my teacher

  12. how much was the draw organizer I really want an awnser

  13. Can u link necklace organizer

  14. This would be like porn for Monica 😀

  15. I wish my closet looked like this lol 😂 great job!

  16. OMG! can you come over and organize my entire life?

  17. you're so organized I love it! 👌

  18. you are so smart

  19. I bet she only wears

    label clothes.


  20. She utilized every inch of that closet

  21. did anyone realize how long her nose was in the mirror

  22. she should do a tutorial on how to properly put dirty laundry away

  23. Thank you again for this video! I saved it years ago in a folder for my closet and glad I did. I LOVE THIS! Everything about it is PERFECT!! Thank u for sharing! Where did you get your spring loaded dividers? <3

  24. thx for the tips it helped

  25. Watched you vide and wanted to know where you got the Jewelry bar on the inside of your closet. Love your videos..lots of great ideas

  26. good quality video

  27. Anybody else got distracted by the reflection in the mirror

  28. this.. is.. so..SO…cringey… sorry lady 🙁

  29. Tea bags and scented home aid soaps

  30. I organize by color, weather, collar type and sleeve length guess I am her male counterpart! Nothing wrong with showing off your investments like displaying a great book because its cover is so sweet!

  31. oh my gosh! I do enjoy your videos. They help me so much because im a cosplayer

  32. Thanks for your video , you explain everythings so well,,
    Love all the ideàs

  33. Why are the closets always a walk in type instead of the basic closet lay out

  34. Can you do a wardrobe organising help for English people? Cuz I have wordrobes with one pole and 3 shelves below not a whole walk in wardrobe! 😂😂😂 if not do you know anyone who organises for English sized stuff

  35. I love your organizational skills!!! Where can I keep my jackets and winter coats? If your closet is large enough would you put them there or somewhere else, say the coat closet?? ❤️

  36. She keeps everything organized I love it!

  37. I live in UK so I have a wardrobe which is a cupord with two draws underneath then a chest of drawers which has my makeup on top

  38. Alejandra: "So let me show you the other side of the closet."
    Me: "I do not give you permission to show me the other side of the closet."
    Alejandra: "So this is the other side of the closet…"

  39. What about normal closets. The ones most people have. Like either drawers or just the simple rod and sometime top shelf

  40. I lovee these videos

  41. Love the Ikea furniture! You are so awesome. I was wondering if the sweater containers you purchased at the container store came with the plastic label slot? Have you ever had a container that you added a plastic slot like that? Do you have any tips on where to buy something like that to add to containers? I use a labelor but thought it would be fun to add the cardstock with the label and that slot is perfect! Plus the label may not stick well to containers made of canvas etc. Thanks for any info you may have. 😉

  42. Where did you get the jewelry organizer that slides in and out of your closet

  43. You said hi every one and then you say (I am sitting )but you are still standing. Lool

  44. Like everything except the shoes….. what a hassle it must be to pick and choose which shoes go with which dress

  45. hi everyone ,if anyone else trying to find out organizing tips your home try Skyarza Declutter Expert Star (just google it ) ? Ive heard some interesting things about it and my mate got great results with it.

  46. how many closets do you have , or how many times do you completely change the storage in your closets ??

  47. The broke version of the divider is cardboard sticked to the bottom perpendiculary

  48. Everyone that disliked secretly want to be her. XD

  49. Where do you store your coats because I have ALOT of them but no space????

  50. Oh come on! this is so boring.

  51. Hi Alejandra! where can u buy the hanger thingy for necklesses????? please & thanx

  52. This is the definition of OCD

  53. If wrinkled handles is the problem here I think OVD is considerable

  54. She ironed the handles because they bugged her! I love you, Alejandra! Stuff like that bothers me to death too!

  55. My sisters middle name is alajandra

  56. Not by colors by catorgy

  57. There called jegings I think that's how you spell it🤔😁

  58. sweetie we all know whats in the exercise drawer, allso hun the wigs jsdnbvhyer7ud WE ALL KNOW HOW U GOT SHORT HAIR

  59. loved your jewlery hanging in closet.
    how to made this in home with less money.

  60. I didn't know I needed scented dresser drawers until this video

  61. how do people own so many clothes

  62. I've seen your channel a while ago, but I've just come back because you were recommended by Clutterbug as a great example of the 'Bee' type organiser, which I am also (and this was the video that was in the recommended list from her page). The vast majority of this video was, to me, like a breath of fresh air, simple, easy, everything's easy to get to… until you said you nested your handbags inside of each other. That part kinda made me break out in hives, lol. I expect it would be an awful faff trying to get to the one you want!! So I'd have found a way to get the sweaters into the drawers below and then used that whole open space in the bottom layer of bins to organise all of the bags. Off the top of my head (budget, etc, not being a consideration), something that pulls out that has hooks for them all in columns going back. Maybe in two halves, so it's easier to get to the ones in the middle.

  63. I miss your videos! <3
    I got hooked about 5 years ago.

  64. ur ideal mix with mines… and see what i came up with,that works for me.

  65. This really help my OCD

  66. what if you king size blankets in your closit

  67. can I get subs over here

  68. I always love your videos!!

  69. I got that exact ring holder!!!!

  70. 6 months for organising? When I organised my book shelf, it took me five minutes

  71. Awesome ,great tips. Thanks i look forward to seeing all your videos 🙂

  72. Being organized at her level costs some money. It helps to have a fabulous house and the beautiful closets spaces she has. I wonder if she and her husband built this house and she designed all the closets and cupboards. Her videos are very valuable because if we take one or two ideas from her to make our lives easier it's very helpful. You don't have to have a beautiful mansion to have a neat and organized house, apartment or dorm room. When you are organized your life becomes easier. You don't have to look for things, you end up creating more space and your space it's nice to look at. Think, when you are organized, you'll know if someone has been in your stuff. This young lady has taken this to another level. Great for her. I'm very organized at home and at the office. What you are at home will transfer at your work or at your business. Being a slob doesn't pay.

  73. I have OCD and I can't make decisions, clean, organize, etc… I just spent the whole evening trying to put clothes away and do chores and I just gave up. I spent like an hour trying to find a place to store my winter gloves. Put them in a coat and changed my mind because I have several coats, put them in a drawer then changed my mind, in car, put them in a closet changed my mind. I can't decide where the right place is especially when there are multiple places. I do this with everything. Putting away laundry is the worst. Put them away by color? Rotate colors? Type? Most frequently used? Do I have too many? Not enough? It's so exhausting and time consuming and I never feel like it is right…

  74. I’m surprised you haven’t color-coordinated your clothes that are hanging up. I saw that some were, your whites but not the rest but I tend to put my clothes black whites grays reds blues greens browns together in each section

  75. Thank you so much!!!. Gives me ideas and great motivation as well. I love your look. Purple looks awesome on you! You are beautiful and a totally sweet person. Thank you so much for sharing!!! Don’t listen to the critics. There are always people who will find fault. They are just jealous bc their house doesn’t look like yours.


  77. Love this video and Style.

  78. Hi Alejandra, thank you for all the great videos. Would you mind sharing the height of these drawers? I'm particularly interested in the height of the one where your rolled tank tops are, as well as the jewelry and accessory drawer. Thank you!

  79. You have many clothes

  80. Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!!! My mom is a hoarder, of her 5 girls, 1 is OCD, 1 tries, and 3 of us collect things that we don't need, I did the bathroom drawers yesterday and today you helped me do the pantry, you are heaven sent!!! Thank you so much, the excitement when my hottie got home and showing him where the noodles, rice, popcorn, snacks lol yay me and Thank You!!!

  81. I love the fact that you don’t expect perfection.

  82. Thx to u I redid my closet and believe me it took around 1 1/2. I went by hanger color. At the same time I declutter. It felt so good. It's done. All o have to do is keep it the way it is.

  83. Do you iron your clothes?

  84. Haha I feel you need to expand on the wigs ! You quickly skimmed over that Alejandra haha !

  85. She makes hot pink classy

  86. I love your ideas man

  87. She’s is awesome I am thankful for us to be clean nice organized

  88. 2019 anyone… no one just me ok 😑

  89. Yea me wanna clean

  90. I have like 3 pairs of shoes

  91. If you wear a cap; your hair must not be an asset to you. To me: don't touch the hair is my saying. I love my hair. I have no use for caps. Hats, yes, they are a fashion asset.

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