Posted by Dan O'Malley in Home Design

What was in style last year has now become outdated, but these clothes still live in the depths of our closets rent-free, making it harder to find the items we love.

If a piece of clothing falls off the shelf every time you search for something to wear, it may be time for a closet overhaul.

With our top 6 bedroom closet deign ideas and organization tips, you can purge your unwanted clothes and transform your closet into a stylish and clutter-free space:

  1. Declutter clothes by category
  2. Give your closet a deep clean
  3. Redesign your closet layout
  4. Store your favorite clothing items at the front
  5. Find a space for out-of-season clothes
  6. Keep your closet clutter-free
Closet ShelvingBlue Walk-In Closet

Declutter Clothes By Category

Instead of taking all your clothes out of your closet at once and sifting through a mountain on your bed, try separating your clothes by category.

Remove all of your pants from your closet first, and then determine which ones you want to keep or donate. Repeat this process for tops, sweaters, dresses, and even shoes!

Women Trying on Clothes

Only keep the pieces you frequently wear and love. If you haven’t worn something in 2 years and it still has the price tag on it, but the thought “I might need this someday” crosses your mind—toss it in the donation pile. Any garment that makes you hesitate is an automatic donation!

Give Your Closet a Deep Clean

Once you’ve emptied your closet of all your clothes and accessories, put on your cleaning gloves and get to work.

Throw away any pins or price tags, wipe down shelves and rails, scrub away the dirt, and vacuum the carpet.

This helps create a fresh space for your closet reboot!

Clean Closet With Island

Redesign Your Closet Layout

Whether you have a walk-in closet with shelves and drawers or a reach-in closet with a single rail, every closet has dream potential with a little creativity.

See which closet style you have!

Organized Closet With White Shelves

Take advantage of all the closet space you have. For a cost-friendly approach, you can maximize your vertical space with a hanging shoe organizer or plastic bins for storing t-shirts and loungewear. This allows more hanging space for work attire and formal wear.

To completely transform your closet with shelves, drawers, and additional hanging space, check out Closets by Design.

Store Your Favorite Clothing Items at the Front

Place your most frequently worn items at the front of your closet. This gives you quick and easy access to your favorite pieces, so you won’t have to dig through your entire closet to find that one sweater you want to wear.

This is also convenient for when you are running late to work!

Bedroom Closet Organization Ideas

  • Organize by color scale
  • Categorize work clothes, comfortable go-to items, and staple pieces apart from one another
  • Plan and pull out your outfits for the week(hello, Instagram photo-op!)
  • Separate by type of item: jeans, formal wear, sweaters, etc.
  • Group together by prints, solids, materials, or collections
Outfits on Rack

Find a Space for Out-of-Season Clothes

Create additional space in your closet by storing out-of-season clothes in large bins under your bed or in your home's storage area. Put those sweaters, vests, and jackets out of sight when that warmer weather arrives.

And because cozy sweaters and puffer coats are clunky, here’s an extra hack: space saving bags!

Storage Boxes in Closet

Keep Your Closet Clutter-Free

To keep your newly organized closet filled with only the things that bring you happiness and not the things that haven’t seen the light of day for years, try donating something every time you buy something new.

With this closet organization tip, you are less likely to lose control of your closet to an overwhelming amount of outdated and unloved clothes at the end of each season.

Organized Closet

With these helpful closet organization methods, you’ll have quick and easy accessibility to the clothes you love! If redesigning your closet has intensified your desire for organization, check out our other tips and tricks on how to declutter the rest of your beautiful home!


Dan O'Malley
Dan O'Malley


Dan O’Malley is the Vice President of Product Development for M/I Homes.With over 30 years of expertise in residential architecture and design, Dan has been overseeing the product needs of the company's 16 divisions located throughout the Midwest, Southeast, Nashville and Texas for the past 12 years. Before joining M/I Homes, he was a partner in the Chicago office of BSB Design, a national residential architectural firm, for 14 years. Dan is an expert in all aspects of single-family and multifamily design and has received several awards for his successful projects. He is also a popular speaker at various industry events, including the International Builder’s Show, Midwest Builder’s Show, and Multi-Housing World.

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