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3 Tidy Tips That Will Maximize Your Small Closet Space

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Small Closet Makeover Reveal//

Happy New Year! January always gets me so excited for home improvement projects.

There is something so satisfying to me about purging and organizing my home at the start of the new year.

Starting the new year off fresh with a clean house and clean closets bring me so much joy.

This week I started my New Year cleaning spree in my daughter's room.

Her room had gotten so messy over the last few weeks with adding Christmas gifts to the pile. She was running out of space in her room quickly.

It was time for a mini closet makeover!

I knew my daughter's room needed a simple storage solution that would help maximize her closet space.

Small closet makeover tour, before picture.
Small Closet Makeover, Before Picture

My daughter's closet was not functional at all! It lacked storage space, only having one wire shelf and clothing rod.

She had minimum closet space to hang her wardrobe and nowhere to store away her belongings.

So, I made her a DIY boutique-style closet that completely transformed her room -see below!

Before I began the mini closet makeover

Before I began the closet makeover, I briefly looked around my daughter's room to identify her storage problem areas.

I saw handfuls of bath and bodywork lotions, beauty supplies, hair accessories, and toys all cluttered on her dresser and desk.

kids room makeover with white desk and furniture.
Kids room makeover, before picture

Then, I sketched out her closet on paper and designed a quick storage plan that would work best for storing these types of items.

A simple sketch for a small closet storage design
Simple Closet Storage Design

Below are the 3 tidy closet tips that I used to maximize my daughter's small wardrobe space.

1. Floating Shelves

As I mentioned above, my daughter's closet only had one wire rack with a clothing rod. I knew right away that the first thing we needed to do to gain more functional storage space was to add more shelving.

I was not a fan of her wire shelf as it was not practical for storing smaller items without them falling through the cracks.

So, I went to my local Lowe's Home Improvement store and bought standard white laminate boards and shelving brackets to create a shelf gallery wall on both sides of her closet walls.

My hubby did help me cut the boards down as the closet sidewalls wing out on an angle. We did not want the shelving boards to be in the way of her wardrobe space.

Installing white laminate closet shelves.
Installing closet shelves

2. Tier Trays, Cake Stands, Clear Canisters

My main goal for my daughter's boutique-style closet makeover was to create a place where she could organize her beauty supplies and belongings without cluttering her dresser and desk.

Adding the shelf gallery wall to her closet was a game-changer for maximizing her closet space! Now she has a place to group and organize her belongings.

decorative tray to store lotions, beauty supplies and desk accessories.
Decorative tray from Hobby Lobby

Tier trays, cake stands, clear canisters, and lazy susans are all decorative and useful ways to establish a home for smaller objects. Grouping small individual items on shelves using pretty trays like this one that I bought from Hobby Lobby (pictured above) makes the closet space more aesthetically pleasing and organized.

shelf styling idea for tiny closets. Small closet makeover tour.
Closet Shelf Styling Idea

Shop The Boutique Closet. Click On Images Below.

3. Door Rack

I can't recommend this small closet storage hack enough. My daughter only had a certain amount of space in her closet to place shelving and clothing, so adding a door rack was a bonus for maximizing her wardrobe space.

I would suggest buying a clear plastic shoe rack so you can see the items you place inside the pockets.

Plastic shoe racks with see-through pockets are perfect for storing shoes, small toys, craft supplies, Lego pieces, beauty supplies, socks, underwear, etc.

For my daughter's room, we just added a simple over the door rack to hang her bookbag and jackets, which freed up her wardrobe space and decluttered her closet floor instantly!

Shop Small Closet Storage Finds. Click On Image Below.


A small closet makeover does not have to be overwhelming. You do not need to hire a contractor or buy any fancy kits to create a boutique-style closet like this one.

Using simple storage solutions like floating shelves, decorative trays, and over the door storage racks can drastically maximize any small closet space!

Comment below your favorite space-saving hack?

sharing tidy closet ideas that will maximize your tiny closet space
Tidy Closet Tips That Will Maximize Your Small Wardrobe Space

Shop my daughter's wardrobe with Old Navy.
Old Navy Wardrobe

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