Get your shoes off the floor
Shoes are practically impossible to identify when they’re heaped on top of one another on the wardrobe floor. Plus, it’s dusty down there and not well lit, and it’s all too easy for shoes to get scratched. Add cubbies as convenient places to stick everyday athletic sneakers and other frequently worn shoes. Store pairs that you don’t wear as often in clear, stackable, drop-front boxes, which allow you to reach the pair you want without unstacking the boxes; they make life easier and keep your wardrobe so much neater. Save even more space by storing shoes like the experts – heel to toe, instead of side by side.
Use the back of the wardrobe door
Take advantage of all the usable storage space you have – including the spot behind the door. Adding a behind-the-door organiser gives you a convenient place to stick clutches, scarves, hats and other accessories. If your door doesn’t have the clearance to hang the organiser from hooks over the door, hang the organiser from peel-and-stick hooks directly on the door.
Get clothes you no longer want out of the wardrobe
Remove the items that don’t belong in your wardrobe. Clothes and shoes that need to go somewhere else – like to the dry cleaner, back to the store, or to a donation location – belong in your car. Organise these items in a set of foldable, reusable bags, dedicating one for each category. Fill the bags, get them to the car, and when you’re done, simply roll the bags into a tiny pouch.