5 Tips to an Organized Hall Closet

Written by Laurie Palau. Posted in BLOG: A Life More Organized, Closet Organizing, Entryway/Mudroom Storage, Getting Organized, Organized Home, Simplify

If you live in the Northeast (as I do), your hall closet sees a lot of traffic this time of year. Between hats, gloves, scarves, and coats it may just be one of the hardest working rooms in the house.

A hall closet doesn’t have to be large to be efficient. As long as you maximize it properly you can have a space that’s welcoming and free from clutter.

Below are 5 tips on how to make the most of your hall closet:

hall closet1. Zone like items together. Utilize decorative bins to sort and store hats, gloves, and scarves.

2. Reduce the volume of goods you keep in your closet. You may love scarves, but it doesn’t mean you need to display your entire collection. I recommend keeping out your top 3 favorites and rotate as necessary.

3. Light it up!  Poor lighting makes it challenging to see what you have, especially in a pinch. Adding overhead lighting not only brightens up the space, but makes it more functional.

4. Uniform your hangers.  Investing in hangers of the same size, shape and color creates a sense of cohesiveness and is a quick way to reduce visual clutter.

5. Free up space. Avoid having a jam-packed closet.  A good rule of thumb is to keep about 10% of your closet space empty for guests.


Happy Organizing!

Laurie Palau

Laurie Palau is the founder of simply B organized, author of the book HOT MESS: A PRACTICAL GUIDE TO GETTING ORGANIZED, and host of the weekly podcast, This ORGANIZED Life. She is a go-to Organizing Expert whose advice has been featured in The New York Times Parenting Section, Family Circle, and Home + Table Magazine. Laurie can also be seen sharing tips on 6ABC,CBS Philadelphia’s Morning Show & WFMZ. She lives in Bucks County, PA with her husband, 2 daughters, and 2 dogs.

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