Closet Organization Accessories: Ideas and Options

Your closet doesn't have to be a cluttered source of frustration. Get the most from your space with these suggestions for helpful closet accessories.



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When it comes to finding the right closet accessories for the place your clothing and shoes call home, it's best to remember that small changes can make a big impact.

Specialty Features for Your Closet

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Cellarets — or built-in drawer insets — keep socks, ties, and other delicate items organized and clearly visible. Photo courtesy of Studio Becker

Laundry Cabinet

Incorporating laundry storage in your closet lets you keep dirty clothes out of sight yet readily accessible. Add a removable liner so you can easily transport the clothes to the laundry room. Photo courtesy of California Closets

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Pull-Out Pant Rack

A pull-out pant rack keeps pants looking freshly pressed and makes it easy to find your favorite pair. Photo courtesy of Studio Becker

Valet Pole

If you want a spot to hang dry cleaning or plan outfits, a valet pole is a handy addition to your closet. These pull-out poles usually install into a vertical panel in your closet system and come in a variety of colors and finishes. Photo courtesy of California Closets

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Jewelry Organizer

Often made of felt, velvet or suede, jewelry inserts for drawers offer multiple compartments for small items like rings, bracelets, watches and glasses. Some come with locks to keep valuables safe. Photo courtesy of Studio Becker


Hutches or hutch-style dressers are popular because they combine open and closed storage. Available with different drawer and shelf combinations, a tall hutch can also act as a space divider for cohabitation closets. Photo courtesy of California Closets

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Pull-Out Table

Handy for folding clothes or packing for trips, a pull-out table saves space since it can be stowed away when not in use. Photo courtesy of Studio Becker

Simple additions, like baskets or plastic containers, are ideal for storing scarves, belts, headbands and even jewelry. Clear plastic storage containers are also easy to stack on the floor when shelf space is limited, and items stay visible, making them easy to locate.

Other budget-friendly accessories include a closet clothing rod that can be easily adjusted to fit between two walls and a shoe rack to help keep your favorite footwear from ending up on the floor.

Of course, there are also several closet accessories that are a worthy investment for those who are looking to make larger renovations. New closet systems help to utilize as much vertical wall space as possible with customizable storage solutions, like adjustable shelves, jewelry compartments, pull-down clothing rods and corner shelving units.

No matter the closet accessories you choose, giving everything a home of its own is the key to optimal closet organization, leaving it the clutter-free space it was made to be.

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