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Closet Organization on a Budget (Part 4 of 4 Dollar Store Organizing)

Closet Organization on a Budget (Part 4 of 4 Dollar Store Organizing)


Hi everyone. I’m Alejandra from Alejandra.tv
and in this video, I’m going to show you how to organize your closets with a tiny budget
in mind. But first if you are looking to start getting
organized for the very first time, you can check out my free video series on my website
Alejandra.tv. There’s a link below. OK. So it’s important to have an organized
closet because it makes getting dressed in the morning a lot easier when you can find
what you’re looking for and then everything has a home to be put away in the evening when
you’re putting your clothes away. If you have an organizing system, you can
maximize your space if you have a small closet and your stuff is – your clothes are not
going to be wrinkled if they’re just – if they’re hanging or folded properly. So I’m
going to show you exactly how I’ve organized my entire closet with a small budget in mind. So let’s start up here. So at the very top
of the closet, I wanted to find bigger organizing bins for all of my sweaters and my purses.
But I couldn’t find that. I mean you can find them but I was looking for all of my
organizing products at the dollar stores. I couldn’t find them. So I just used all
the duffel bags I had. So inside this duffel bag, I have all my sweaters.
Inside this one, I have all my purses. When I need to use a duffel bag, I will just take
everything out and then just put it back when it’s done. So the one thing I didn’t like about this
is that it’s not clear, so you can’t see what’s inside. So I added a 19-cent shelf
label just like this that says “sweaters,” “purses,” and that’s obviously my travel
cosmetics. Then down here, this is where I have all of my travel bags, just like smaller
bags and stuff. So just reused and worked with what I had. Over here, I have nine shoeboxes that I got
from the dollar store and some of them have two pairs of shoes per box. Some of them are
one pair. But you can add like a picture of a shoe on the front if you want or you can
label them if it’s kind of dark and you can’t see what is what. I feel like I can
see what’s what. So that works for now. All right. In all of the drawers here, I’m
excited to share what I did here. So this one has – I found all of these drawer organizers.
They were a dollar each from the dollar store and there are seven here. I feel like they’re
just like made for this drawer. So this is what one of them looks like. It’s made out
of a canvass and I feel like they’re just like the perfect type of the drawer and they
don’t slide because they fit the drawer so nicely. They come in three sizes. There’s
like a small one, medium, large, and I think there’s the really wide one. But anyway, I have my heavy sweatpants, my
lighter sweatpants, my nightgowns, long sleeves, T-shirts, leggings and leggings here. I feel
like these bins, like they kind of act as dividers in the drawer to create little compartments.
I feel like it’s easier to put your stuff away and find what you’re looking for when
every drawer, especially big ones like this, have different compartments. OK. So that is that one and then I just label
the outside with what is inside the drawer. OK. So down here, I have all of my accessories,
so belts, scarves. Here are clutches and bags. Here are hats. Here are bracelets, stuff for
maintaining clothes. This is where I put all like the little button bags, just right here. Then in this one here, we just have – this
is kind of like more – this is like a scented spray for making your drawers smell nice.
Anyway, these things right here, these little organizers, they’re actually desk organizers
and they come two to a dollar and I thought they were great for accessories. So just because
it’s made for a desk doesn’t mean you have to only use it in a desk. Then same thing with these, these are dish
pants that go in the kitchen. Just because it goes in the kitchen doesn’t mean it can’t
go in your drawers in your closet. In the very bottom of the drawer, there’s
a shelf liner. So I have the shelf liner but you can get shelf liner at the dollar store
for a dollar. All right. So that is that drawer. All right. This is my bras and underwear and
socks drawer. So here I just found these letter trays. They were in the – I think they were
in the office with the school supplies section and they’re made for like file folders but
just because they’re for the office doesn’t mean they can’t be used here. They do have the ventilation here. So if you
put like a T-shirt down, you might get the imprint of these squares in your T-shirt.
But I felt like it was fine to use for socks and underwear and bras and stuff. So yeah, three categories here and then I
used these ice cube trays for all of my smaller jewelry, like charms, bracelets, small necklaces
and stuff. The ice cube trays are two for a dollar at the dollar store. OK. So then the next drawer is all of my exercise
stuff. Same thing, I have these green organizers because they just fit perfectly inside here.
I feel like these organizers, like they don’t look – they look better when they’re – when
you only see the tops of them as opposed to seeing like the sides of them. So inside of
a drawer when you only see the top, it’s nice. OK. Yeah. So there are yoga pants. There are
tank tops, sports bras, T-shirts. These are all accessories for working out and then these
are shorts. OK. So this drawer here has all my tank tops
and shorts just like this. Again, there are seven different organizers here, shorts, shorts,
skirts, all the tank tops. What I did here, so you can see that all the tank tops are
filed, meaning they’re like filed like this. I can just pull one up like that. If you notice, all the other drawers, like
the exercise drawer and the pajamas one above, everything is piled instead. It’s because
when I exercise or when I put on my pajamas, I don’t really – like normally I just
grab whatever is on top. I don’t normally care when I go to the gym as opposed to a
tank top. I always look for a certain tank top when I’m getting dressed. So when you file them, you can instantly see
everything you have right here. As opposed to piling, you normally only see what’s
on top. So – and it’s harder to file. That’s why like if it was easier to file,
I would file everything. But it’s just so much easier to pile. So that’s why these
are piled and these are filed. OK. So yeah, this is the tank top drawer and
then down here I have all of my pants and jeans and they’re just folded over once
just like this and then just stack on top of each other just like that. So let me show you the other side of my closet.
OK. So on this side of the closet is where I have all of my hanging clothes. So I organize
all my hanging clothes by type and then by color. So all the long sleeves together, all
the dresses together, all the short sleeves, sleeveless together and then once it’s organized
by type, then I do it by color in rainbow order. I found these hangers at the dollar store.
They were six for a dollar. There are actually two types of hangers and I didn’t realize
until I got home. But there’s this one right here and then there’s this one. The only
difference is really this little hook right here. So there’s this kind and there’s
this kind. I like this kind better because when you’re hanging strappy shirts, like
with the straps inside, you feel like they would stay better on this one as opposed to
this one. So if I was going to do this all over again,
I would make sure to get the hangers with this little hook, if I was buying hangers
at the dollar store. And as you can see here, all of my clothes, like nothing is too like
overstuffed in the closet. Like it’s not like so tight like that which
means you have to really struggle to pull something out or put something back. Everything
has enough breathing space which means it’s just – it’s easier to find exactly what
you’re looking for. So now let me show you how I’m storing all
my necklaces. OK. So I found these hooks at the dollar store also. They’re a dollar
each and they’re in the closet section. So I was thinking, “Oh, these are perfect
for hanging necklaces or for hanging other things around the house.” But for this closet, I would totally hang
them on the sides right here of the closet where I have that pull-out necklace holder.
I’ve shown that before. It’s from IKEA. It’s not a dollar but if I didn’t have
those, I would hang these there. I didn’t hang them because we’re about to move. I
didn’t want to put holes in the walls. But yeah, this is just an easy way to find
exactly what you’re looking for. Necklaces are out of the way and they’re a dollar.
So now let me show you how I’ve organized all of my scarves and maximized my vertical
space on the door. When I was organizing my closet, I tried finding
vacuum bags and I found this one at the dollar store. It’s a dollar per bag and I tried
it for all of my off-season – like my beach gear, like bathing suits and wraps and stuff. When I used the vacuum to suck the air out,
all the air came out and it really collapsed to like a smaller size. But then when I went
to put the top on, all the air came back in. So I don’t know if this is defective or
not. But one way you can save space, maximize space in your closet is to use vacuum bags
for all of your off-season clothes. So now, I’m just going to put this at the very top
of my closet or you can put this in a different closet if you – if there’s no room in
your current closet. But I just wanted to show another option of what you can do, yeah,
inside your closet. OK. So over here is where I have all of my
scarves. So I put them on the door to maximize my vertical space here and I just found these
over the door hooks from the dollar store. They’re a dollar each. They have two hooks
each. So it can store eight scarves here plus more room. But these are the best hooks from
the dollar store. There are three different types of hooks. I’ve tried them all. This
is the best fit. They just fit the tightest over the door. But yeah, they look great there
and they’re out of the way. So the total cost of organizing my closet
on a small budget was $59. So the entire space was under $60 and that includes $16 worth
of hangers. So if you don’t need hangers, you can take $59 minus $16 to get the cost
of organizing the closet. But anyway, I hope this video has inspired
you to organize your closet with whatever budget you have. Get creative. Shop around
and you can organize the space with any budget that you have. If this is your first time watching any of
my videos, you can subscribe to my channel for more tips or visit my website Alejandra.tv.
Thanks for watching and I will see you soon. Bye.

Comments (100)

  1. You are obsessed. I love you!

  2. I want to organize know 😂

  3. Oh my gosh thank you! this is the one area in my house that I always overlook

  4. boy you have lots of clothes!!!
    I have
    8 t shirts
    6 pair of jeans
    1 yoga pants
    6 pair socks
    1 bra
    1 sports bra
    6 panties
    2 pair of shoes
    4 necklaces
    3 rings
    5 bracelets
    1 smartwatch
    3 sweaters
    2 jackets
    1 ski pants
    1 winter boots
    1 taekwondo uniform
    🙂

  5. I wish u cd b like u…heaven for me 🙂

  6. i love your channel your so orgnize

  7. so i could learn to be orgnize and clean

  8. I don't understand the whole $1 store thing. How are they made so cheap. Cheap labour. It's much better to spend more on less using responsable manufacturing companies that pay people a descent wage and safe working environments.

  9. i want to know where she got her drawers????

  10. Love her but I wish she would pick a synonym for maximize, stop smacking her spit, making her S's sound like a snake and breathing heavy. Anyone else?

  11. wow I like the icecube boxes. I am gonna try it!

  12. I've have been wanting to get ride of my Wooden (old) dresser . The drawers don't side in & out very easily ,plus they drop down when you open them Grrrr . Definitely  going to look for that bin sliding draw organizer …

  13. stop thinking that you're the best organizer

  14. Love your channel and your eyes are soo pretty

  15. OMG I love your videos

  16. which dollar store u go to? where i live i get 30 hangers for a dollar.

  17. I wish my closet looked like that. Everything is so much easier to find. I feel like I want to do that too.

  18. Your organizing tips have helped me so much! Thank you!

  19. My grandmother used ice cube trays for her earrings, too! You're such a sweet person, refreshing to see on YT! Thank you for all your great ideas!

  20. Really cute and clever ideas! I'm definitely going to have to implement some of these. However, the issue with the baskets in the drawers is, it appears most of your pants (both sweat/pajama and jeans) are not very thick. I could fill up an entire basket with just 1 folded pair and I have several. 🙁 BUT! Nevertheless, the rest I can work with! 🙂

  21. has she done a house tour

  22. did your closet come with the drawers or did you add them in? if you added them, where did you get them from?

  23. I think everything is beautifull in your closet, the way you organize things is lovely. But for my closet i'd preferre to file everything in the draws. I also preferre to hang my purses. I'm thinking that I should buy boxes with lid like yours to store my shoes – I must measure my shoes first in order to buy appropriate size of boxes. thank you for the video, it was very nice

  24. When it comes to organizing things.. you are my top insipring lady on youtube..
    Thanx for sharing your tips and ideas

  25. I loooove your job 100 like

  26. do you have any tips on organizing hats?

  27. I organize my shirts by type and then in rainbow order too.

  28. It was hilarious that she was so uncomfortable saying the word bras

  29. I worked in a very large office for 23 years and I grabbed alot of envelope boxes and made them work for drawer dividers. Much cheaper and looks just as nice. That life is over for me, but I still use cardboard boxes, cut to size.

  30. Alejandra, how did you decide what to hang?

  31. Dear Alejandra, you are such an inspiration. I also start organize my home and it gives me such a good feeling. Thank you. x
    About your vacuumbag… After you sucked the air out and you put the lit on it, you need to screw/twist the the top too.
    Sorry, English is not my native language so I hope you understand what I am trying to tell you.

  32. Another great idea Alejandra!

  33. Why did she start talking really quietly when she started explaining the second draw

  34. You need to find kon mari

  35. Any small closet organization?????

  36. The only person who puts shoes in shoe boxes.

  37. desperdicio de espacio

  38. I love your videos! You have very good organization skills!!

  39. 😊 Thank you so much this helps me a lot 😊

  40. Could you organize a small closet that's not walk in? Like if you agree

  41. I have the same vacuum bag they work like that

  42. Can u make a video on how you fold your clothes ❤️❤️❤️

  43. she has thought me a lot
    🙋🙋🙋🙋🙋

  44. The ice cube tray for ur jewelry is such a good idea!!!

  45. You don't have to be so nervous hun;)

  46. the fact that a generous percent of you have all these comments and opinions about her mannerisms is pathetic and annoying. if you were offended that she doesn't live on welfare and works for her success , you are obviously a busted peasant. This video has the sole purpose of showing cheap organization ideas, not to cater to those with a lack of self esteem or a moral high ground. why the fuck are you even watching this if she doesn't fit your criteria for insecure, section 8 housing, and overweight persona of what a "creative/authentic" professional organizer should be? Maybe the imbeciles that have irrelevant opinions on this woman and her professional opinion should make ideas for themselves, ideally how to organize a thought process or declutter your complete brain activity. I almost believed that the COMMENTS would be relevant to the subject matter(fyi it says comments, not opinions) and shit maybe a helpful resource or two. This an example for why there is violence against another human, maybe if people shut the fuck up and keep their ignorant, insignificant feelings to themselves less people would end up a reason for a violent crime. other people would also get to see comments/useful ideas that serve the purpose of the whole fuckin concept of the comments section.

  47. @alejandra you're soo good at organizing. I swear if you saw my room and huge closet, You'll have a heart attack. It is literally impossible to organize it.

  48. You have too much stuff in your house. You don't need that much. Throw away something that is outdated. Too much stuff make people headache

  49. creative and thinking outside the box

  50. Love you, Alejandra! Thank you for giving me some fresh and affordable ideas!

  51. I live in a trailer any tips for how to organize the stuff

  52. Stop lip smaking it's annoying but the video is great

  53. Thx for sharing. Please. Subscribe to me as well

  54. I'm sorry, but organizing your clothes according to the colors in the rainbow is just to OCD. It can not be a time saver. "Filing" tank tops is also something that sounds… eccentric. Putting labels on every drawer is something I might do for smaller children. Not for an adult. Other than that i love your ideas.

  55. Nice! Please subscribe to my page too

  56. Oh god I love your videos but sorry to say that noise after each second you make it's so annoying. May be you never notice

  57. I feel like an old woman – 90% of my clothes are black or grey

  58. Who treats their shoes like that? You need to display those girl!

  59. I hate the voice

  60. I like your system. But this systems is just a waste of space. It is much space efficient to gave scarves on a hanger. And jewelry too. And bags could be hang one above other on a heavy hanger.

  61. Love the ice cube tray idea!

  62. She clicks her toung a whole lot

  63. Love this! So many great ideas, thank you!

  64. Hahahaha I hope I'm not the only one who watched this again in 2018 and i dare you guys to count how many you know that she said

  65. Lmfao "on a budget" but the products are over $20

  66. This isn't from the dollar store, but if you can't afford built in drawers like that you can put a dresser in the closet or even a bookshelf, cubbies, or milk crates facing forward. You can also buy a double hang rod accessory if you only have a single closet rod. These things have helped me a ton living in rentals and not wanting to pay big $$ for closet organization.

  67. I found a flaw in your perfect system

  68. she is AWESOME!!!!

  69. love your videos ! can't wait to go to the dollar store today. I honestly never would go to that store. I will now. I wanted to know what label make do you use ?

  70. How did you do the white labeling in the drawers?

  71. does she not realize not everybody has a fancy ass closet like that or have money to buy/make one? Can she please make a video for a basic closet pleaseeeeee

  72. I feel like this woman would have a panic attack if she walked into my room. FLOORDROBE.

  73. 😭Alejandra!!! Please come back to YouTube!! ♥️ you’re almost at 1MILLION SUBS

  74. you're videos are informing, I love the ultimately helpful ideas ….i've seen three … but it is distracting that your hands dominate the screen. Is it possible you focus on your face and your theme, and keep your hands down ..or your hands only touching a thing you are demonstrating? Your hands spin too much, twirl too fast, and are in constant movement. i can't focus on your great lesson you're demonstrating because your hands are all over the camera. Please take this as constructive criticism. Your videos are the best! Just keep your hands away from the screen. Thanks …keep up the good work, its admirable. 10/07/2018

  75. Thanks!! Great ideas!

  76. Ice cube trays… Girl, you are genius! Love it

  77. Where do you store left over hangers?

  78. Hi there! I just organized my master closet..Thanks to you! I almost paid someone to do a custom closet by design which was $4,800.00. But instead I did it myself! How can I send you photos?

  79. Yea!! Another VB lover!! I have the same bag in the middle. The pattern is called Heather. It's gorgeous!!

  80. U are very good person. I wish if u muslim. 💕

  81. Woohoo! I love so much organize ideas! very useful!

  82. good organization makes everything easier to find!

  83. How do you organize shoes?

  84. In one of the video she says wooden hangres and now in this plastic. Same with the scarfs… Hmmm

  85. I hate all the smacking you do when u talk sorry

  86. This is better than " Iyanla fix my life" ..WoW..so organised..

  87. Hi Alejandra!!! You are great!!!! How to organize a closet that has slinging doors, a deep area on the side of it that you can barely reach , it has no shelves and I had to put a dresser inside of it ?

  88. Who is watching this in 2019 who who oh okay u guess im the only one okay im okay

  89. Awesome tips! Thank you for sharing 👍🏻

  90. I will make a closet organization on a budget for my room and look good

  91. "in rainbow order" hahaha I love you ! That's just made me laugh !

  92. I love how you Americans say a 'bathing suit' . . . that's always made me chuckle ! Like its this smart suit that you put on hahaa ! You would probably think our Uk way of saying it, is equally as funny ! We call it a cozzie ! Your swimming cozzie ! Its kind of a slang word for 'costume'.

  93. That comment about "I bet you've labelled your label maker" hahaaa ! I bet you've got a really good sense of humour and prob sit and roll with laughter over our comments ! I will disappointed now, if you don't label your label maker ! Please tell us that you do !

  94. I love all of this! Thanks for sharing!

  95. That's just way out of line of labeling. It's kinda irritating. You probably label your husband, "husband" cause he's easy to find .

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