The Best Products At Target To Help You Organize Your Closet

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We often never realize just how many things we own until it's time to reorganize and refresh. Cleaning your closet is no small feat, but having a well-organized space can make you feel more capable in other areas of your life, according to Huff Post. When you're in the throes and woes of too many clothes, take a break, grab a latte, and make a quick trip to Target.  

Target's trendy home décor section is unrivaled, but their home organization and storage aisles have a lot to offer too. When most people picture home storage, they envision cheap plastic containers and functional shelving units that offer little in the way of style. Target combats boring, cheap storage with durable and stylish pieces you'll want to show off. The clothes in our closets say a lot about our personality, so let your storage solutions speak for you too! These are our picks for the most practical and picture-perfect closet storage solutions from Target. 

Flocked velvet hangers

Matching hangers are the first step to an organized and fuss-free closet. Even if you have neat hanging habits, owning a variety of colored plastic, wood, and wire hangers can still make your clothes look messy and disorganized. Wire hangers tend to bend and sag while plastic hangers slip and break. To solve your closet hanging woes and make the space feel more luxurious, invest in a matching set of brushed velvet hangers.

Blogger Mattie Marie loves velvet hangers for another reason too: they prevent those annoying shoulder "nipples" on sweaters and knit tops. Although they can be more pricey upfront, velvet hangers will help your clothes last longer, and they'll make you feel like shopping your closet more often, helping you save money in the long run. These Flocked Velvet Suit Hangers by Brightroom come in three neutral colors, so you can easily match the vibe of your closet space. They have a thin frame that will help everything lay straight on the rack, and the brushed velvet texture will keep your low-cut and one-shoulder items from slipping to the floor. Plus, the thin profile means you can fit more clothes, so you can reward yourself with a few new items after all your hard work!

Hanging closet organizer

One of the things that make closet organization so tricky is that not everything hangs neatly. Purses, hats, scarves, and accessories can be some of the most frustrating items to keep organized, but the process is much easier if you have built-in shelves or a hanging organizer. This hanging Storage Organizer by mDesign comes in nearly a dozen colors and patterns and latches right onto your closet rod. The organizer features seven shelf spaces and three drawers — plenty of room to fold, stack, and tuck away awkward items. 

Outside of your own closet, hanging organizers are essential for capturing kids' and babies' clutter too. Emily Counts, mom and founder of Small Stuff Counts, understands the importance of vertical space in the nursery closet; she recommends measuring your closet to fit as many shelves as you can. If you can't build your own wood shelves or you want the closet to be adaptable later, a hanging organizer is the perfect pivotable solution. The little shelves are great for storing diapers, wipes, socks, hats, and onesies.

Brass shoe rack

The average woman owns 19 pairs of shoes, even though she only wears about four or five pairs regularly (via The Mostly Simple Life). Men aren't exempt from collecting excessive footwear either, with the average guy owning about a dozen pairs of shoes (via Shoe Factor). Shoes have the ability to transform a whole outfit, and they can be a pricey investment, so avoid tossing them into a dusty corner of your closet. Instead, look for a high-quality shoe rack that will display them in an organized and accessible way. 

Shoe racks don't have to look cheap and boring; add a touch of color and luxury to your closet with this four-tiered Brass and Walnut Shoe Rack by Brightroom. Each shelf has ample vertical space for booties, heels, high-tops, and more — no more folding, shoving, or ankle creases. This shoe rack looks great on its own, but can also be paired with one or two more racks to create a long shelf to optimize your walk-in closet space. 

Cube storage dividers

Drawers can offer precious space for items you probably don't want on display, including pajamas, lingerie, socks, gym clothes, and more, but they also come with the temptation to over-stuff wads of clothing. Make the most of your drawer space and keep your items organized with soft drawer dividers. This four-piece Cube Storage Box Set by Sorbus includes two organizers with small compartments perfect for socks, underwear, jewelry, sunglasses, and other accessories. The bins with larger slots are ideal for bras, leggings, t-shirts, and other small clothing articles. 

If you have more shelves than drawers in your closet, you can also use these organizers like bins to keep your visible spaces looking neat. Order multiple sets to stack or keep them straight on your closet shelf; drawer divider cubes are some of the most versatile and functional pieces you can add to your closet. Clean Mama recommends completely emptying and wiping out your drawers, tossing out or donating old clothing, then organizing everything into a compartment. Sorting and folding your socks and underwear may seem nit-picky to some, but it makes getting dressed in the morning incredibly easy — once you form the habit, you'll never want to go back.

Freestanding closet rack

Even if you have a spacious closet, sometimes the built-in closet shelving just isn't enough. Horizontal space is prime real estate in most of our closets, responsible for holding all of our folded items and accessories. If you have a walk-in closet or space in your bedroom, consider adding more storage with a standalone clothing rack. This Freestanding Closet by Room Essentials features two hanging racks, four spacious shelves, and a wired base for storing your shoes off the floor.  

Open shelves and clothing racks are a home décor trend that is both practical and aesthetically pleasing. A freestanding rack gives you the opportunity to display your favorite wardrobe pieces instead of hiding them away. Stylecaster recommends making your clothing rack look like intentional décor by creating whole outfits with accessories, keeping it minimalist, and opting for clothes with matching colors. Adding a few books, plants, or seasonal décor items can transform your clothing rack into a home statement piece. Because they aren't built into the wall, these racks are also a great storage solution for renters who will need to dismantle everything when they move.