The new year is the perfect time to purge and organize. January’s cold weather and COVID restrictions provide time to take those untidy spaces and work on getting organized.
The hanging closet organizer is one of my favorite tools for getting organized. For years I only saw it for use with shoes. The truth is that it can be a multi-use organizer and space saver for almost anything.
Over the door hanging closet organizers are generally inexpensive and come in a variety of sizes and materials. Here are some “outside the box” tips on how to use them to organize any cluttered space.
1. Cleaning Supplies
Let’s be honest. We all have a cabinet that is stuffed with cleaning products of various shapes and sizes. Cleaning cloths, gloves and other tools are found there as well.
Using cabinet space for storing cleaning supplies makes your products hard to see and hard to reach. By simply placing the cleaners and tools in a plastic closet organizer, you can see every product and easily access what you need.
In addition, greater visibility will prevent you from buying “extras” when you don’t need them.
2. Paper Products
We all want to have plenty of paper towels and toilet paper. The packaging of these products makes them hard to store on shelves or in closets.
A great solution is to use a long narrow style of hanging closet organizer. The storage spaces are the perfect size for holding paper towels and toilet paper rolls. This removes them from the floor or shelves and again let’s you see what you have available.
Most women have a drawer or two full of bras, panties, socks and other undergarments. These items are hard to fold and maintain in a drawer in any kind of sensible manner.
Using a hanging closet organizer with plenty of clear pockets will keep these items together and organized. No more looking through dark drawers for matching socks or that strapless bras. Your items will be out sight to guests but easily accessible to you!
One of the hardest areas to organize is the toy/game category. A hanging closet organizer is the perfect solution for storing games and small toy pieces. Using one with square pockets will make it easy to stack game boxes so that you or your children can easily find what they want to play. Clean up is a breeze also!
5. Office/Craft Supplies
Small items are the most difficult to keep up with in a drawer or cabinet. Paper clips, pens, scissors, tape, special markers, envelopes, and note cards all seem to find their way to the back of the drawer because they move around so easily.
Place these items in a plastic hanging closet organizer and you will have all of your supplies at your fingertips. Everything is visible and your desk/workspace is clean. This is one of my favorite ideas. No one wants to waste time looking for the stapler that slid to the back of the desk drawer!
Whatever your organizing need may be, think outside the box and try hanging closet organizers as a solution!