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Cool Closet Accessories

So last night, determined to clear up some free space, I found myself creating an insane disaster in an attempt to reorganize my closet. I’m sad to report that I have not nearly as much clothes as I need and though my shoe stock is just fine, I probably wouldn’t have made the insane disaster if I had one of those wonderful custom walk-in closets.

But in the meantime, there are some accessories out there that would make my life a little easier. I do use a scarf/belt hanger I picked up at Ikea, but found this one online that looks lovely too.


For the gents, I’d definitely pick up a tie holder like this one


or the motorized one, just so I could watch it spin around in my closet, hehe.


What else is on my list? Well, for just a few bucks, I’m not sure why I haven’t ordered these nonslip hanger strips yet. Actually, to be honest, I had never seen them before but they are definitely on my want list now! It’s so insanely irritating the battle I have with strappy tanks and dresses that just don’t want to stay on the hanger and seem to enjoy congregating on the floor together. Nice to know there’s a solution to that.


A fresh scent would be nice too, like this cedar closet liner


I’m positive I could never do a project like that myself,  so sachets might be a great alternative too. I like this cedar and lavender sachet from The Container Store


or their selection of cedar and lavendar blocks


When possible, I keep all my shoes in their original shoe boxes and yes, I can generally remember which pair came from which box. For the rest, I use clear shoe boxes like these


And they have boot boxes too which I thought was pretty cool.


I don’t store my jewelry in my closet, but I do like to use a tie rack like this one to hang my necklaces on


Just a neat alternative to your typical jewlery boxes and this way, they don’t get tangled.

Stay tuned and I’ll post some more accessories and tips for getting organized later this week.


  • Joy says:

    Marlene, I love the idea about using the tie rack for your necklaces. Thanks!

  • Lisa says:

    Love the tie rack idea for necklaces.

  • Elyse Tobey says:

    so funny, on CNN this mroning they were advertising something like this and i almost wanted to buy it. one of those TV offers, it was only $9.99, “but wait, there’e more” – you get a closet light too!!

  • Kimber says:

    Every New Year one of my resolutions is to reorganize my every messy closet, a daunting task that yes, Marlene, takes more than the allotted time needed. Did I mention it is a task I MUST do alone. My boyfriend will not assist in the cleanup effort for fear of me yelling and my friend’s think my closet become a free-for-all. I am a gal obsessed with shoes and purses maybe that helps to understand the mayhem that is my closet. Your organizing tips are excellent and ones that I will use in an attempt in giving my closet a fresh start to ’09.

  • Michelle says:

    It’s a great idea to get organized after the New Year, thanks for the useful tips!

  • Bev says:

    I have to get the no-slip hanger grips. I wish I had thought of that.

  • Marli says:

    Thanks for the great tips!! organizing my closet is like a week long process!!! I think some of these things will help me STAY organized!

  • Marli says:

    Elyse-haha i saw that commercial too!! but wait theres more…!!!

  • Jimbo Slice says:

    The motorized tie rack looks like a car wash lol, believe me. Anyway, my wife and I were thinking about reorganizing our closet. This is sound advice. No need having to ask salesmen a bunch of questions. I’ll just print this out and hi-lite!

  • Lilly Pulitzer says:

    Awesome ideas!!!

  • Debbie says:

    My closet is the size of a port-a-potty.

  • Iza says:

    I’m sold on the scarf hanger!

  • C. Fraser says:

    Thank you for reminding us there exists boot boxes. I’m a big fan of clear shoe boxes!

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