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5 Household Items that You Can Use to Organize Your Closet

These common items can serve different purposes at home


A cluttered closet is unavoidable—especially if you've been having a hard time finding your things and you've been rummaging through it for a week! While having enough storage space can help you achieve a neat and organized closet, you may also use common household items as organizers. You don't have to buy new items as you can recycle and repurpose old pieces that are readily available at home.

Check out this list of items that you can work with.

Main photos: Vincent Coscolluela and Beauty Blitz.

Serving tray

Repurpose an old serving tray at home by using it to hold catchalls inside your closet. Group your accessories accordingly and place them in small bowls and baskets. Doing this will make it easier for you to find an earring or bracelet.

Photo by Vincent Coscolluela.

Plastic Containers

If you own tons of scarves and belts, you may want to keep them inside plastic containers that you can neatly stack inside your cabinets. This trick also applies to the pieces that you rarely use. Segregate them according to use and color so you can easily locate the items that you need.

Photo by Miguel Nacianceno.

Straw dispenser

You may not necessarily have this at home but if you spot one during a sale, make sure you purchase one for your space! You can use a straw dispenser to keep your makeup brushes, lipsticks, and other cosmetics organized and free from dust. 

Photo from Beauty Blitz.

Mason jars

These are versatile pieces that can serve multiple purposes at home. Aside from using it to store pantry supplies or as a planter, you may also use it to keep bracelets and other accessories in place.

Photo from Etsy.

Ice cube trays

How many times have you lost an earring or ring? Small accessories get misplaced easily so it would be perfect if you can have an organizer that can keep small pieces organized. Ice cube trays are considered as kitchen essentials but it's perfect for your jewelries too! Keep one inside your closet and use it as catchall.

Photo from Yesterday on Tuesday.

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