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25 Ways to Maximize Storage in Your Walk-In Closet

It doesn't take much for closets to turn into cluttered chaos. Keep your clothes, shoes and accessories in check with our best organizing ideas for walk-in closets.

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Photo: Lisa Adams. From: Lisa Adams.

Walk-In Closet Organization Ideas

If you’re upgrading from a small reach-in closet to a roomier walk-in closet, you may feel like your storage woes are over. But without a good closet organization system, you may find that your walk-in quickly becomes a mess of misplaced clothing, shoes and accessories. Make the most of your storage with our smart, space-saving walk-in closet organization ideas. We’ll show you how to maximize every square inch with pull-down rods, floor-to-ceiling shelves, shoe racks, drawer inserts and more.

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Photo: Robert Peterson, Rustic White Photography. From: Brian Patrick Flynn.

Splurge on a Closet System

Imagine walking into your closet and seeing all of your shoes, clothes and accessories laid out neatly before you. Everything has its place, making it easier to find what you need and put it away later. That is the beauty of a closet system, a pre-fabricated unit of shelves, clothing rods and drawers that you can easily install and use to organize your wardrobe. By adding a closet system to the walk-in above, designer Brian Patrick Flynn gave each of his clients their own side and an easy way to stay organized.

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Photo: Jeff Mindell Photography

Add Hooks for Your OOTD

Here's an idea that we love for an empty stretch of wall: Use hooks to lay out your outfit of the day, the night before. This way, you can grab what you need and go in the morning, without having to step all the way into your walk-in. (And put outfits together without actually having to try them on over and over again.)

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Equip Your Drawers With Cellarets

If you thought shoes caused closet chaos, imagine a heap of tangled ties and belts. Luckily, there's an easy solution: cellarets, or built-in drawer inserts. You can add these to your dresser at any time and use them to keep socks, ties and other delicate items organized. Photo courtesy of Studio Becker.

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