The Useful Organization Method That'll Free Up Storage Space In Your Closet

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There are a myriad of ways we can organize our closets, wardrobes, cabinets, or drawers to make order out of chaos. But, for those of us who aren't professional organizers, sometimes we need a little boost. We love getting a handle on tidying up our tinier clothing items, too, such as socks, undergarments, bathing suits, or small accessories like belts and scarves. Luckily, we came across an organizational method that involves separating items and placing each one into a small, zippered, transparent bag before storing them upright in a bin or basket in your closet.

Labeled bins are one of the best products for closet organizing, and they can directly help you with this hack by serving as the containers for your see-through bags. Find what works best for your space, though, and the specific dimensions of your closet or drawers. One of the advantages of using see-through bags — you'll never lose sock mates again, and you can use more than one bin to further organize by style. For example, one container could hold dressy bras, and another your everyday support items.

How to organize your small clothing items

First, gather your supplies. You'll need clear bags and some kind of bin to stack them upright. Professional organizer and TikToker, Caitlin Jaymes, is one source who offers Bikini Organizing Bags Deluxe (10 pack). As an alternative, these 16.7x12.4 inch Mesh Zipper Pouch bags are a little larger, and though they're slightly less transparent, you can label them. Alternatively, you could photograph and print out pictures of each item, pop the photo into a clear plastic ID holder, and place the picture into the appropriate bag. 

Whether you have an instant visual cue or not, you should only place one item per bag (or one pair, if it's socks). Instead of laying them on top of each other, place the bags upright so you can look through them as if flipping through a vinyl record collection. Before you jump in to purchase these see-through bags, or the larger containers to store them, consider first assessing whether you need to create more closet storage space. You want this hack to create less clutter, not more.