The 15 best closet organizers shoppers love that make room for everything

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Closet organizer hangers in different colors, holding purses and caps on rail inside closet
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If you're also working with a small closet and a lot of clothes, keep calm: we're in the exact same boat and we've solved it. Whether it's an empty closet in your tiny apartment or something you can actually step into (we're jealous!), there's always space for improvement when it comes to organizing your closet. And no, we're not talking about hiring a pro organizer to come over to your home — if only the budget allowed — instead we're telling you to buy a closet organizer.

Your closet is probably stuffed with clothes, purses, shoes, hats, and out-of-season outfits. Essentially, this hidden space holds some of your most prized possessions. Whether you're a little stretched for space or you're just fed up with it looking like a hot mess (it's not very motivational on a Monday morning, is it?) then stay with us.

The 15 closet organizers featured below aren't just approved by team Real Homes, but we've only included closet organizers that shoppers rate highly. And the ones that reviewers say have made their lives easier. While we haven't tested these closet organizers just yet, you can relax knowing the verdict is already in, and they are fab. We've listed everything from specially designed buys to keep your shoes in order, to closet organizers to add more shelving to your home (without drilling any holes into your walls. Genius! Renters, small-space dwellers, and anyone on a budget, let's jump in.

The best closet organizers to declutter your space

Closet organizers with drawers

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If your chest of drawers is small, or maybe you've not got enough space to have one? Then buying some drawers to sit inside your closet would be a smart idea. This way, your pyjamas, socks, underwear and more all has a space to live. And you don't have to hang every single clothing item.

Closet organizer shelves

You might already have a shelf or two built into your wardrobe, but you might need some more. We get it, and we also understand that you might not want to (or be able to) drill holes into your walls. So, these closet organizer shelves are so handy for adding extra storage to hold your purses, shoes, and extra stacks of clothes.

Closet organizers for clothes

If you're searching for a genius way to store your clothes in your closet, that's not just hanging them on fancy hangers and pushing them in tight, then these solutions below will be sure to wow. And they'll probably mean you don't need to throw any clothes away as they should maximize space and make use of corners of your closet you haven't been using until now.

Avoid these clothes storage mistakes while you're at it, too.

Closet organizers for purses

Obsessed with buying new purses? We totally get it, and with every new purse comes a need to find somewhere safe for it to live until it's time to take it out and show it off. Here are some dedicated purse organizers, whether you've got vertical closet space to use, some space on your rail or even some empty shelves.

Closet organizers for shoes

Last but definitely not least, you need to keep your shoes organized or your closet is going to look messy AF. And stacking them side by side on your closet floor won't cut it, BTW. Instead, these dedicated closet organizers for shoes will help you keep your prized sneakers and stilettos away where you can easily find them, and looking hella cute.

Which closet organizers do I really need?

We spoke with Mimi Bogelund (the brains behind The Organised Home & Life and The Spark Joy Collective) who explained "each closet is different, so aim for a layout that makes sense to you."

When it comes to organizing she says to "be prepared to adjust and make a few changes, it’s hard to get it right the first time." So, before you start buying, look inside your closet and see what items you have the most of — maybe it's purses or you have so many pairs of pants? 

She also notes that you should "take inspiration from dreamy Instagram closets and just steal techniques and ideas" but the most important thing she says is to enjoy it. 

What is the best way to organize a closet?

We've been chatting with organization experts to get an answer to how you
should organize your closet — especially if it's small. Hester Van Hien from Tidylicious (who is also part of The Spark Joy Collective) told us to "divide your items into categories, and keep categories separate by using storage boxes and/or dividers." This is a great place to start once you've done some decluttering and sent some items to your local thrift store. "So if you store socks and underwear in the same drawer, keep the socks separate from the underwear" she adds. "If categories mix, a drawer can start to look messy. And mess usually attracts mess, making your drawer look cluttered" she finishes saying. So, keeping everything separated it is! Bearing in mind there are so many closet organizers out there, this should be easy peasy. And, you might want to grab your label maker out.

How we chose these closet organizers

These closet organizers have been chosen based on their top-notch customer reviews and ratings. We've only featured products that reviewers truly love. We also chose closet organizers that are sturdy as well as pretty and practical

Where to buy storage organizers?

Find your perfect organizers to freshen up your closet by visiting some of our favorite retailers, as listed below.

Annie Collyer
Head Ecommerce Editor

Hi! I'm Annie, and I'm the Head Ecommerce Editor at Real Homes. I've been part of the Real Homes team since 2018, when I joined as Deals Editor. Along with covering major sales events — from Black Friday to Amazon Prime Day — I review home must-haves so that you can buy with peace of mind. Mostly focusing on home fragrance and sleep, as well as a few vacuum cleaners, I've tested pretty much every item you can think of that you need in your home. I live on the outskirts of the city in a two-bed apartment with my husband and my pug, Doug. So I am always searching for compact alternatives and ways to save floor space. What about when I am not typing away? Well, you'll find me enjoying an iced coffee (no matter the season) and trying out the latest brunch spots the city has to offer, or booking my next holiday. Where else can you find my words? Livingetc, Homes & Gardens, Ideal Home, Gardeningetc, and Woman & Home.

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