Get your closet clutter under control with these DIY closet organizer ideas! Create custom storage solutions for every closet in the house!
Every New Year's Eve, I vow to get our home more organized. Some years, it's my workshop that needs attention, and other times it's our disaster of a kitchen. In 2021, I'm determined to give our closets a makeover, so we can fit more stuff into these small spaces without things falling out!
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Why you should make your own closet organizer
Before I learned how to build stuff, I spent a FORTUNE on store-bought storage solutions from places like The Container Store. It helped get our closets organized, but at a ridiculously high cost. It's so much cheaper to make one yourself out of a few sheets of plywood, and you can customize it exactly the way you want it!
When we moved my son's bedroom up to the playroom, the closet was a complete disaster overflowing with toys! He doesn't use hangers for his clothes, so he really needed drawers and shelves. But a store-bought closet organizer would cost hundreds of dollars, and wouldn't work in this awkward, angled ceiling space.
Instead of building out an entire closet (that would also prevent access to our attic crawlspace), I built a system of shelves and sliding bins mounted on French cleats that can be easily changed or removed. The bin system works so much better for my son, because he can just pull them all out to sort his clean clothes!
Ready to get your own closet organized? Here are 20 DIY closet organizer ideas to get you started!
These custom shelves can be easily removed when it's time to change the layout because they aren't attached to the wall. Each shelf stacks on top of the other, so you can adjust the heights to suit your needs.
These shoe trays are awesome! The pegboard bottoms allow dirt to fall to the ground, where it can easily be vacuumed up. And the pull out trays mean you don't have to dig through the closet to find a matching pair.
Do you have a ton of craft paint jars, and nowhere to store them? This amazing craft closet is for you! It features an entire wall of paint supplies in a compact space that allows you to see what you have at a glance.