If you live in the Northeast (as I do), your hall closet sees a lot of traffic this time of year. Between hats, gloves, scarves, and coats it may just be one of the hardest working rooms in the house.

A hall closet doesn’t have to be large to be efficient. As long as you maximize it properly you can have a space that’s welcoming and free from clutter.

Below are 5 tips on how to make the most of your hall closet:

hall closet1. Zone like items together. Utilize decorative bins to sort and store hats, gloves, and scarves.

2. Reduce the volume of goods you keep in your closet. You may love scarves, but it doesn’t mean you need to display your entire collection. I recommend keeping out your top 3 favorites and rotate as necessary.

3. Light it up!  Poor lighting makes it challenging to see what you have, especially in a pinch. Adding overhead lighting not only brightens up the space, but makes it more functional.

4. Uniform your hangers.  Investing in hangers of the same size, shape and color creates a sense of cohesiveness and is a quick way to reduce visual clutter.

5. Free up space. Avoid having a jam-packed closet.  A good rule of thumb is to keep about 10% of your closet space empty for guests.

 

Happy Organizing!