This IKEA Storage System Is A Game Changer For Cluttered Closets

Organizing your closet can feel like a mammoth task, especially if you allow the mess to accumulate over time, whether it's simply in your nature or due to a lack of suitable storage space. However, one hack by TikTok user @saraochkevin shows how you can revolutionize your cluttered closet using one simple IKEA storage system: the BOAXEL. Rather than dealing with a mountain of garments and other closet-related items, this system will instead help you declutter and reorganize your closet, making it much easier to find things. What more could you ask for? Even better, it shouldn't be too costly, making it perfect if you're searching for solutions on a budget.

If this sounds like you or you struggle to organize your wardrobe space, then utilizing this hack may be just what you need to get the job done. It's also a great option if you have a lot of miscellaneous items that you want to store away that aren't clothing-related, such as jewelry, books, or knick-knacks. Whatever you decide, there should be plenty of room for it.

Build your IKEA storage system

Okay, so you've decided you want to try out this hack for yourself — but what items do you need? As it turns out, all you'll need is an IKEA BOAZEL wardrobe combination. Just like when you build any DIY project, you should always measure the area beforehand to see if it will fit, so you can maximize its potential. The BOAZEL comes in a few different sizes, including a 49 ⅛-inch-wide one that can be 79 inches tall for $202 or 39 ⅝ inches tall for $114. Or, you can grab one for a much smaller space at 79 inches tall with a width of around 32 inches for $92 or about 25 inches wide for $98. 

Once you've chosen the proper size and are ready to go, simply clear out your closet and construct your new storage system. It would also be a good idea to have an electric drill on hand, so you can fit all the components together easily. If your system comes with baskets, add those to their dedicated places. Now, all that's left to do is simply take all your clothing items and slot them into place, whether that be hanging them up or slipping them into the drawers, which will help to prevent any mess from building up. Once you have a dedicated place for each item, you should find it much easier to keep track of things and reduce any clutter.

Customize your storage system for your needs

The best thing about this hack is how flexible it can be to suit your needs. For example, you can add more shelves and baskets or even implement some LED lights to give it an extra flair, which may even help you see better at night. You can grab some extra baskets for $10 each from IKEA, with shelves also setting you back $10. If you want to take your organization to the next level, you can even sort your clutter into sections and label your baskets so you know exactly where everything is without having to comb through each container. It will also help others in your home to find things if they aren't familiar with your closet.

The reason why this hack works so well all boils down to its customizable design, which helps to maximize the amount of storage space that's available. You could also use this organization system in any other nooks around your home where you want to store things, like in a pantry, hallway, basement, or a packed coat wardrobe. It can work pretty much anywhere around your home and can help you to reorganize clutter on a large scale.