How Jocelyn Organizes Her Closet

This week’s guest participating in the ‘How I Organize’ series is graphic designer Jocelyn of The Stylish Type, who makes and sells pretty decor prints on Etsy and frequently shares her uber stylish outfits on her blog. She gives us a peek inside her home and shares with us her beautifully organized closet:

My closet is small and far from the walk-in-closet I would one day like to own. For this reason, I have to be creative with how I organized it and take advantage of every square foot of space I’ve got. That’s where closet storage solutions come in handy. I’m all about using extra hanging rods, shelves, bins, special hangers, and anything else you can get your hands on to make your closet functional. One of my biggest pet peeves is having a huge mess and not being able to see what I own. Accessibility is also important so I organize by type and then color.

My new Real Simple solutions hangers that I purchased at Bed Bath and Beyond are the best for maximizing hanging space. They are ultra-slim and have a built in hook feature that can be used to stack clothing or hang accessories like scarves and belts. Utilizing these babies to their full potential could ultimately give me double the closet space. A belt loop hanger is also a good investment to keep belts organized and visible.

I own a lot of coats for those chilly San Francisco days so I used an extra closet rod to take advantage of the lost space under my tops and skirts. I purchased some stackable shelves to double my shoe storage and used clear bins to store hats, scarves, and clutches. For those narrow spaces where traditional shelves won’t fit, I used an ordinary locker shelf to gain a little extra space. A basket on the floor is also a good place to store extra blankets or miscellaneous belongings.

Extra Tips:

*Use command hooks on the walls to hang hats or necklaces. They are easily to use and don’t require hammering into the wall.

*If you have a door that opens towards you, use the back and hang a shoe organizer. It’s the perfect place to store flats and flip-flops.

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  • Keren Veisblatt

    I cannot for the life of me keep my closet organized. I keep adding rods and hooks and in the end, everything is just on the floor! Oy Vey!

    http://thewalkup.wordpress.com/

  • Anonymous

    My closet looks pretty much similar when it comes to organization!! Jocelyn made fantastic job, and has so many great ideas!!
    xoxo
    Jelena

  • http://www.facebook.com/shauna.oberg Shauna Oberg

    I organize my closet almost the same. Seeing all those fresh pops of color makes me want to go shopping and add a little freshness to my black, grey and white wardrobe.

  • designstiles

    How did you find her blog? I just checked her out and love every bit of it. Girl’s got talent and style.

    • http://ariannabelle.com/blog Arianna Belle

      I know huh?! Just stumbled upon it through an image that I clicked through. So glad I did! :)

  • Anonymous

    Thanks everyone for the wonderful feedback on my closet and my blog. So humbled and greatly appreciated. And thank you Arianna for using your talents to create such a great post!