They say size doesn’t matter but when it comes to closets I think that I can argue differently. Many of us are not blessed with giant closets in our homes and so we have to make our limited storage space the most functional and efficient it can be.
Do you have small closets in your house? Even if you are lucky enough to have a small walk-in in your master bedroom, do the closets in the other rooms leave something to be desired? Or perhaps they are an okay size but totally non-functional?
Often the closets in kid’s rooms can be a waste of space since they don’t generally have a large amount of clothing that requires hanging. In fact, we even turned out boys’ shared closet into a desk area instead of a closet area since they had so few things to hang.
But now that we’ve moved them into their own bedrooms, I’d like to take back their closets and turn them into the most functional and organized area of their bedrooms. I’d really like their bedrooms to be fun, organized, and cheerful little spaces that represent them but that aren’t overcrowded so they have lots of space for things like reading, playing lego, doing puzzles, tech-decking, and playing mini soccer or basketball. Putting their closet to work and using their bedroom space for life. Sounds about right, doesn’t it?
So as we work on figuring out the best solution for organizing our boys (small reach-in) closets, I’ve gathered together some great ideas for closet organization system that include drawers, shelving, bins, baskets, and DIY elements…
Small Closet Organization
My youngest son’s closet is quite narrow at only about 45″ wide, and is room is on the smaller side as well so I definitely want to fit as much storage as I can in his closet so he needs less bulky furniture in his bedroom. I’d love to incorporate some kind of built-in drawer system in his closet so that we can minimize the number of storage dressers he needs in his bedroom space.
Built in Small Closet Systems with Drawers…
This built in looking closet organization system with drawers looks, Via Real Simple, just about perfect for a very small reach-in closet…
I’m totally swooning over the entire closet makeover Via Organizing Home Life . The double towers of drawers? And all that shelving and hanging space. Plus, those bins, for out of season or waiting to grow into clothes? Brilliant!
How crisp and organized does this beautiful Closetmaid closet Via Just a Girl look? Super functional!
What a great DIY Custom Kid’s closet with drawers featured at Ana White
Organizing Small Closets with Shelving & Bins…
Even adults can fit their belongings in a small closet with the proper level of organization – take a tour of how Caroline organized her whole wardrobe in a small space closet and dresser Via Unfancy
Kid’s closet makeover featuring an ikea tower with double rods and labelled bins Via BHG
The wire bin system used in this tween closet makeover Via The Organised Housewife would be relatively inexpensive to implement, and I like the added option of drawers in the closet
How to build an easy clothes closet from a $50 kit Via Funky Junk Interiors
A great tutorial for using an Ikea Billy Bookcase to make your own super affordable closet organization system Via House of Hepworths.
Small closet shelf dividers to keep upper shelves organized with folded clothes Via The Organizing Junkie
Or use the back of the door on any small closet for extra bins and storage Via The Avid Appetite
Put a dresser in the closet…
Hang your rod up high so a dresser (and even jewelry or accessory storage) can fit below it Via Urban Acreage
Or mix a dresser with shelving and a rod like this colourful but organized closet Via BHG
Great organizing Tips for Small Closets…
If you are looking for a step-by-step for fitting everything into your small closet (with a good purge, first, or course), check out my friend Abby’s tips for how to organize a small closet Via Just a Girl and Her Blog
Organizing kid’s closets – double rod and shelving Via a Bowl Full of Lemons
And if you are trying to actually fit your wardrobe in a tiny closet, then this post is worth the read Via Who What Wear
If you are interested in small walk-in closets, then I shared all the details on how we completely organized our own master bedroom walk-in closet using and Ikea PAX system…
And as I was searching for ideas and organizational solutions before we tackled the renovation of our own small walk-in, I gathered together all kinds of inspiring and incredible small walk-in closet ideas and makeovers…
I hope you found some inspiration to tackle your own small closet organization project!