I’ve always dreamed of having large spacious closets in my home. The thought of having walk in closets with tons of space where you can even have an ottoman in the middle would be amazing! But, unfortunately my reality is much different. Instead I have the exact opposite, small, VERY small closets. Storage is probably my number one issue in my home, so to fix that problem I’m sharing how to Organize a Small Closet. My DIY remedy is an easy & affordable Closet Organization remedy anyone can do!
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The closet I’m updating is my Nursery closet and at the moment its been used more as a storage closet full of my daughters old clothes. But, my son is getting bigger and that means he’s going to start needing to use the closet space. So here’s how I organize my small closet.
Easy & Affordable DIY Closet Organization!
To get started I removed the closet doors and cleared out most of my closet. I already had simple storage shelf’s in the lower half so I kept those. If you want to build something similar then apply 1″ x 2″ strips along the wall (both sides & the back) then cut white mdf boards to size and apply to the top of the strips. These shelf’s were already installed in my closet before I bought the home.
I then made a cheap and affordable purchase with IKEA’s Kallax unit. This will help separate the closet.
I placed it in the center of the closet and fastened it to the wall with the brackets that came with the unit. Next, I cut my existing wood dowel closet rod to fit to size. I placed 2 rods on each side of the unit and fastened the closet pole socket directly to the Kallax unit.
I also used one of my t-shirts to determine how much to space the rods apart. I repeated the steps and installed the closet rods on the other side as well. That’s it!
I added everything back with plenty of room to spare. I also added additional totes and boxes on the lower half. It might seem like a little change, but having the extra storage in the middle and being able to separate the hanging clothes into 4 sections will help make things more organized and tidy.
Here’s the after!
My DIY remedy was an easy & affordable closet organization update that anyone can do. I think between the Kallax unit, the wood dowel rod, and extra socket parts I spent under $100.
It also makes a great way to help follow the “KonMari Method.” I’m sure you’ve heard about it, but I have more space to fold clothes. I also can easily color coordinate my hanging items from dark to light with the 4 sections.
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