Organize Accessories with These 28 Clever Ideas!

Ready for more great organizing tips to help simplify your busy life? It’s been a while since I shared tips for organizing your closet.  I thought it was about time I featured some more ideas to help take the chaos out of getting ready in the morning! The subject today is all about how to organize accessories. Getting dressed can be frustrating when you can’t find the right scarf or pair of shoes to match that fabulous outfit. Here are 28 clever ideas for organizing everything from shoes to purses and socks to scarves.

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Ideas to Organize Accessories

SHOES & BOOTS

1 Use clear containers to store your shoes below your clothes. Keep the shoes you wear the most often front and center.

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Better Homes and Gardens

2 Storing your shoes in the same size boxes makes it easier to stack them. If you can’t see what’s inside, tape a picture of the contents to the outside of the box.

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El Mueble

3 Inserting pool noodles into boots is a great way to help them keep their shape when stored. I love this idea of covering the noodles with decorative fabric. Instead of looking at lots of neon colored foam, you can color coordinate them for your closet. It’s a no-sew project that is super simple to do and looks so cute. Follow the link below the picture for the easy-peasy tutorial.

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A Spotted Pony

4 This idea has been all over Pinterest, but I wasn’t able to find the original source. Would love to know who it is! Use a plate rack to organize your flip-flops.

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Pinterest

PURSES

5 Place shower curtain hooks on your closet rod and use them to hang purses.

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Real Simple

6 If you have wall space in your closet, hang a towel bar and use S-hooks for your purses. These particular budget-friendly items are from Ikea Bygel Rail and Bygel S-Hooks.

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Design Build Love

7 A vintage style wine rack turns purse storage into an artful display. Check out the fun jewelry storage, too.

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Salvaged Life

8 I love The Container Store! It’s organizing heaven! They have special boxes for organizing your purses. You could also cut up and cover ordinary boxes with fabric to create your own.

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The Container Store

BELTS

9 A pull-out belt rack is a convenient way to keep your belts organized. Pull it out when you need it and tuck it away when you’re done.

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Better Homes and Gardens

10 There are myriad options for hanging belt racks. This one hangs from the closet rod. Hanging bins also make excellent use of vertical space for storing all kinds of different accessories.

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Good Housekeeping
Photographer: Andrew McCaul

11 Create your own belt storage by pre-drilling holes into a wooden pant hanger, then screwing in cup hooks.

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Martha Stewart

12 A belt ring keeps all your belts in one spot. Slide the belt you want around to the rubber tips and slip it off. You can find one like this at Walmart.

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Forever Amber

SCARVES

13 Pull out drawers are wonderful for storing scarfs, belts and other accessories.

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Better Homes and Gardens

14 Here’s another great use for tension rods. They’re an excellent way to store scarves.

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Salon Thesis

15 Curtain tie-backs are the perfect size for corralling lots of scarves.

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Thrifty Decor Chick

16 Use ventilated shelving to keep your scarves organized and neat.

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Grace O’Malley Designs

HATS

17 Hanging your hats on the wall makes a colorful display and keeps them at the ready.

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House to Home

18 Here’s a neat little organizer that hangs from your door. It’s perfect for storing hats. So far I haven’t been able to find this item for sale anywhere. If you know where it can be purchased, please let me know! 🙂

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Better Homes and Gardens

19 It doesn’t get any easier than this DIY hat organizer. Slip shower curtain rings onto a hanger and you’re ready to go!

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House Dressing Style

20 Vintage looking coat hangers are a fun way to organize and store your hats.

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Red Online

SOCKS

21 I love drawer organizers! The small compartments in keep socks and belts where you can see them and within easy reach. Labels help you to remember what goes where.

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Better Homes and Gardens

22 If you’re short on space, get creative with your storage containers. Here, clear acrylic trays have been placed inside a metal lunch box to keep socks organized.

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Better Homes and Gardens

23 Plastic expandable grids keep socks organized in drawers.

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Better Homes and Gardens

24 Clear hanging shoe bags are fabulous for storing just about anything. Here they’re used to organize socks and hosiery.

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Better Homes and Gardens

JEWELRY

25 Don’t toss out those jewelry boxes! Clip them together and use them in drawers to keep your jewelry organized.

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Real Simple
Photographer: Antonis Achilleos

26 Repurpose an accordion style coat hat for jewelry storage and display.

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The Storage Geek

27 A wall-mounted coat rack will keep your necklaces from getting tangled and help you to see what you have at a glance.

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Real Simple
Photographer: Frances Janisch

28 Use small craft trays to store your jewelry. For a budget-friendly solution, use egg cartons to store the small items.

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Better Homes and Gardens

The busier your life gets, the more important it is for you to be organized. These tips will help you to organize accessories in your closet, saving you time and eliminating some stress when you get ready to go out. Plus, by being able to see what you have it will be easier to see what you need. This will help you to save money when you go shopping.

Be sure to check out my tips on organizing your storage!

Peggy
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    Liz A. says

    Hi Peggy! I have been working on organizing my closet and almost done with this project. I love tips #14 and #16 for scarves and looking forward to trying them out. I also love tip #6; I have extra towel bars, tension rods, S-hooks, and cup hooks. But instead of using them for purses, I will use them for my necklaces. I could go on and on how each tip has inspired me, but this will end up being a very long comment 🙂 Thank You Peggy! I Love your website!!!

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      Peggy Pardo says

      So happy that you’ve found these tips so helpful, Liz. Sounds like you’re doing a great job organizing your closet. Thank you so much for the compliment, too; glad you’re enjoying the site! 😀