Is decluttering and organization your new watchword? Are you keen to hop on the Marie Kondo bandwagon and have a closet that only sparks joy? Then we have just the inspiration you’re looking for. Your closet says a lot about you, and everything is better with a little celebrity glamour! Here’s the organizational tricks of the trade that every celebrity knows- and you should too.
1. Style Matters in Storage Too
It doesn’t help to just be organized- the organization needs to make sense for you. If you cringe at the idea of neatly folding everything in color matched piles, know that some of the hottest celebs do too. That’s why their chosen closet organization always matches their personal styles. No need for fiddly, overblown systems here! For some, that’s rows of neat matching storage boxes. For others, it’s the space to walk in and see it all.
If sorting by type (shirt, dresses, shoes) doesn’t work for you, use color instead. If folding everything neatly on shelves sounds blah, consider a drawer for each need. It’s all about matching your style to the space. Making a working system you’ll stick to is the first step in organizing your closet like a celeb.
2. Celebrity Closet Motto: If You’ve Got it, Flaunt it!
Want a little extra motivation to keep it neat? Then don’t be afraid to show off what you love. We’ve all seen marvelous pull-down shoe racks, shoe turntables, or rows of neatly hooked bags hanging free in the wardrobes of stars like Beyonce and Brooke Shields. Time to harness that same motivating power for yourself.
If your shoes are suffering from being squashed in a narrow, deep cupboard shelf, consider a low turntable. Not only does this make better use of the space, but you can see everything you own with a simple twirl. Shopping your closet just became a whole lot easier! Not for you? Add a few inset shelves to make better use of the space. Also, make smart use of ‘over the door’ racks to set everything out. Door space can easily be repurposed for accessories or scarves, keeping them neatly out of the way. And hanging bags keeps them in better shape and easier to see- what’s not to love?
3. Get Seasonal
Closet too cramped? Then take a cue from the star’s stylists. Why waste half your hanging space on clothes you won’t wear for months? Invest in some cute totes, and pack away your seasonal gear. More space for what you’re actually wearing now, and your more seasonal clothes won’t get dusty and damaged off-season.
4. Celebrity Closet Shines Bright – Light it up!
Sure, it’s easier to ignore the clutter if you can’t see it… but it’s dull and depressing. Most ‘normal people’ closets and wardrobes are dank, dark holes. If you’ve ever spent a late Monday morning scrabbling around trying to find your shirt, you know exactly what we are talking about! You may not have the space to add a lounging room to the deal, but brightening things up will help your mood and organization.
We’re not suggesting you go full Kardashian and make your closet a movie set! But some strip lighting on the shelves- or even just a paste-on battery light bulb- can make seeing what you’re doing 100 times easier. Feel free to amp up the glitz if that’s your style, though! You probably won’t fit a chandelier in there, but a few creative touches make grabbing clothes a proper experience.
5. A Celebrity Closet Must! Use all the Gadgets
Part of what makes celebrity closets a dream is smart use of helping gadgets. Shoe trees, boot stuffers, drawer organizers, and purse pillows don’t sound ultra-glam, but believe us they are. They also help preserve your expensive purchases in ways that will keep them looking fabulous forever. Using a shoe tree (or even stuffing your shoes with some balled up newspaper) helps preserve the shape and prevent creases and damage in storage. Purse pillows keep the bag sitting right, preventing mis-shaping (and they look cute too). Drawer organizers and organized shelving boxes are a must for any celebrity closet- and you need them too.
While we can’t promise you a full luxe walk-in wardrobe, harnessing these celebrity closet organization tricks for your own space will help keep you decluttered and looking great.