Top 10 Best Small Bedroom Closet Organization Ideas

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If you have a small bedroom, then I’m guessing that you most likely have a very small closet space as well.

Small closets are not fun. You can purge out-of-season clothes and you can be ultra organized, but if the closet is small enough, it still might look a little jam packed.

But that’s ok, because that’s what closet doors are for. As long as it’s organized and you can find everything, then don’t worry too much about having a magazine worthy inside of your tiny closet.

There are lots of ways to maximize the space in your small closet. You can go for an expensive new closet system or pay a professional closet organizer (in which case, why would you even be reading this?).

But, if you’re looking for something a little more budget friendly, then I have some ideas for you.

Small Bedroom Closet Organization Ideas

Add drawer space to your closet

The typical small closet looks something like this picture (Is that a hall closet?). You’ve got hanging space, a shelf at the top, and a small space at the bottom (where this person has built in drawers). Not a lot of closet storage space!

small messy closet, needs small bedroom closet organization ideas

We all need extra drawer space. But you don’t have to build built-in drawers like in the image. You could add something similar to the bottom of your closet and just use storage bins.

That little drawer unit from Amazon gives you tons of extra drawer space, plus you have another horizontal surface to store things on!

Organize All Your Shoes

I wrote about this before, but both of my kids are asking for shoe organizers for Christmas. Not because they are trying to organize tiny bedroom closets, they want to display their Nike Air Jordans. Oh jeez!

However, if the floor space of your small closet is a mess and full of shoes, this would definitely be a great organization tool. And no need to find the nearest The Container Store, a good place to buy it is on Amazon.

Double Your Hanging Space

If you’re more into getting additional hanging space in the closet, then you can try something like this double closet rod contraption from Amazon.

Personally I like to keep the closet for hanging storage, so I would go with this option, but it’s a personal decision, really. You can do either the drawers or double tension rods to ensure you’re getting use out of all of that closet real estate (or lack of).

Velvet Hangers

I give velvet hangers a 10/10 rating for closet organization ideas. This is one thing I actually implemented about 5 years with my small walk-in closet. And I’ll never go back to regular hangers. Their claim to fame is that not only do your clothes not fall off the hanger, but they actually give you more space to hang lots of clothes!! They are magic. They are always a good idea.

Top Shelf Storage

Next, take advantage of that super awkward shelf at the tippity top of the closet.

How To Reach Top Shelf Storage in Bedroom Closet

First step, get yourself a step stool (pun intended). I always have to use a stool to get to that shelf.

And don’t go dragging a chair over to stand on, ok? It’s not safe and every time you use your step stool you’re going to feel like you really have your life together.

You and your step stool. So prepared.

It doesn’t need to be fancy, but it does need to fold up, like this one (Obviously! We’ve only been preaching tidy bedroom ideas).

Purse Organization

Ok, now that you can reach it, what are you putting up there on that shelf? Maybe all your gorge handbags? Yassssss!

Use these shelf dividers for handbag storage in a smaller space:

Items You Need…Just Not At The Moment

Or the best way to utilize that space on that high shelf, in my opinion, is a great set of boxes like these. They work for off-season clothes and seldom used stuff. Like your fur coat or your sun hat. If you have those things.

Here’s why I love these storage containers so much.

  1. They look great. Nice and neat and tidy.
  2. They have a window. So you know what’s in there! Brilliant.

Over The Door Hanging Storage

Ok, so that covers the “inside” of the closet. But, there’s one more place for you to add some storage. If you have closet doors that open out into the room, then you can take advantage of the vertical wall space on the inside of your closet door with something like this:

It’s easy to forget about the space on the door, but it’s a great place to store all of the smaller items that seem to collect in the bedroom.

You could put scarves, socks, leggings, shoes, lotion, umm, whatever else you can think of really! The important thing is that you have more SPACE in your small bedroom than you realize.

Use An App For Small Bedroom Organization

an ipad hanging outside of a closet, used to pick outfits

Yes, there’s an app for that! I’ve seen people stick an iPad outside their closet and use the Stylebook App to help organize.

The best thing: You get to feel like one of those super rich people you see in the movies that use cool tech to help pick their outfit for the day! I always wanted to do that!!

Want to Organize The Rest of Your Bedroom?

Is your entire bedroom small too? There is never enough space! So you probably need to check out this article on how to organize a small bedroom with tight spaces. It’s a great way to help you not feel like you live in a dorm room!

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