20 Ways to Organize a Small Closet for Less Than $50

Control closet chaos with these effective, budget-friendly organization buys.

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January 22, 2024

Most of us aren't blessed with the luxury of having a celebrity-sized closet. You know, closets with shelves just for shoes, glass display cases for accessories and a beautiful revolving carousel for clothes. In fact, most of us don’t even have a walk-in closet to store all of our stuff. Reach-in closets are typically plenty of space if you know how to keep everything properly organized. Whether it's out-of-season clothes or belts and scarves, there's an easy and affordable way to keep it all within reach while staying in control of closet chaos and clutter.

Small Closet Organizers for Clothes

$33.16 $23.45

If your tiny closet is busting at the seams, then a garment rack may be exactly what you need. This adjustable garment rack fits perfectly in any space and can be adjusted up to 51.5 inches wide. Plus, rolling casters make it easy to move around the room.

$12.97 $11.97

This hanging organizer is a great way to keep sweaters, shirts and other accessories neatly stored and easily accessible. It comes with five large shelves to create valuable storage space where there isn't any.

$19.99 $16.87

Need to increase your closet capacity without a complete overhaul? Try this adjustable hanging rod. Simply hang this sturdy bar from your existing closet bar for extra hanging space. The rod can expand up to 35 inches wide and up to 30 inches long.

$9.99 (Set of 2)

Establish order on your closet shelves with heavy-duty shelf dividers. Each divider easily locks over any solid shelf to keep things nice and tidy. This is perfect for keeping sweaters, purses and linens organized.

$36.99 (Set of 20)

Take the hassle out of folding and storing clothes with this T-shirt organizing system. With a folding template included, you can get a perfect T-shirt fold every time. Dividers rest on top of each other and interlock in the back so you can pull a shirt out of the middle without messing up the rest. What a dream!

$15.75 (Set of 2)

Whether you need to store out-of-season clothes at the bottom of your closet or under your bed, these garment storage bags will keep everything neat and dust-free. Each bag features a full-access zipper and a clear top so you can see exactly what's inside when you need it.

$26.83 (Set of 50)

Hangers may not seem like an organizing necessity, but they so are. These sleek, velvet hangers offer space-saving functionality with a slimline design and handy accessory bar for holding belts, scarves and ties. The velvet covering and flocked top keep clothes securely in place — no slipping! You can literally organize an entire outfit with just one hanger.

Small Closet Organizers for Shoes

$49.99

This four-tier shoe rack has 4.7 stars with more than 1,000 positive reviews, and it’s easy to see why. It takes up little floor space and holds up to 15 pairs of shoes.

$24.97 $22.47

Shut the door on clutter and disorder with an over-the-door shoe rack that transforms your space. This 12-tier metal rack holds up to 36 pairs of shoes and boasts a mesh-lined backing to prevent shoes from scuffing up your closet door.

$33.99 (Set of 20)

When you have to maximize every precious inch in your closet, these shoe space savers can save the day. Sold as a package of 20, each holds one pair of shoes in the amount of space of just a single shoe — a great storage solution for dorm rooms or small closets.

$20.10

This easy-to-assemble shoe rack features a natural wood and metal construction, creating a timeless look that seamlessly pairs with the rest of your home. Each of the three tiers is made from two expandable bars, so you can adjust the size to suit your space.

$10

Use the hanging space in your closet to store more than just clothes. With this 10-compartment hanging shoe organizer, you can organize footwear using just six inches of closet rod space. Convenient hooks at the top attach to any closet rod for instant organization.

The remarkable simplicity of this shoe box design allows you to stack the boxes for efficiency, yet access your shoes with ease. Each box holds one pair of shoes to ensure each pair stays safely protected.

$36.97

Bring storage and style into your space with this expandable and adjustable shoe rack coated in a contemporary gold hue. The three-tier design accommodates up to 12 pairs of shoes and can be stacked with another rack to create a six-tier display if desired.

Small Closet Organizers for Accessories

$23.99

This 16-hook over-the-door organizer makes it easy to keep scarves, belts and more neatly contained in one place. No door? No problem! The rack can be wall-mounted, too.

$16.99 $11.99

That pile of ties will be a thing of the past once you start using this hanging organizer. The narrow design takes up little closet space, while the chrome hooks keep ties from slipping off. You can hold and organize up to 24 ties on this little hanger.

$12.99 $8.77

Save precious closet space and protect delicate scarves with a scarf hanger. The smooth metal surface keeps silk fabrics in place, prevents snagging and can hold up to 18 scarves with ease.

$29.90 (Set of 3)

If you're short on space, your closet can be the perfect place to house your jewelry collection. These wooden trays are stackable and can organize your bracelets, rings, necklaces, watches and more.

$20.21 $18.98

If you have a little vertical space to spare, try adding a hook rail. These heavy-duty double hooks can be used to hang coats, hats, bags and anything else that needs to be hung off the floor but kept close at hand.

$24.99 (Set of 4)

And for anything and everything else that needs an organized spot in your closet, go with baskets. These plastic, wicker-style baskets come in four sizes and are attractive enough to display or hide on a closet shelf. Use baskets to store socks, swimsuits, hats, purses and other miscellaneous accessories that may not have a clear home.

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