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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.

scarf-hanger

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

tie-holder

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

motorized-revolving-tie-rack

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.

nonslip-hanger-strips

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

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

cedar-lavendar-sachet

or their selection of cedar and lavendar blocks

cedar-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

shoe-box

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

boot-box

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

tie-rack

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.

13 Comments

  • 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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