Closet Organization Ideas to Save And/Or Earn You Money

Tami McQueen

Tami McQueen

Fall is approaching fast! And with the change in season, comes a change in wardrobes, bed linens and maybe even the spices we add to our dishes – making this the perfect time to clean out the closets and get organized. Check out these 3 closet organization ideas to help save and maybe even earn you money:

Closet Organization - Organized and neat closet with both men's and women's clothing.

Closet Organization Idea # 1:

Purge everything that is outdated, no longer fits, is showing wear and tear or you haven’t touched it in years – this also applies to linens, cosmetics, spices and small kitchen appliances as well.

Make money off of your unwanted goods by holding a garage sale, selling them to a resale shop or earning a tax deduction by donating to a charitable organization.

Bonus Tip – Before adding shelves, rods or hooks give your closet a deep cleaning – and maybe even a new coat of paint to help spruce it up.

Closet Organization- Organized linen closet with towels and comforters.

Closet Organization Idea #2: 

Once your closets and/or cabinets are bare you’ll need to calculate how much space you have and how much you will need to store your items.

  • Get started by grabbing a measuring tape to determine the width, height and depth of your closet space.
  • Next count how many items will be hung on hangers and multiple by 1 inch. For example, 25 pieces of clothing would take up 25 inches on the closet rod. Suits and winter fabrics will take up more space, so plan accordingly.
  • Stack tee-shirts, sweaters and jeans to determine how much shelving you will need – to avoid spills when reaching for an item limit each stack to 3-4 pieces.
  • Don’t forget shoes, handbags, accessories and other items that will need to find a home in your re-organized closet.

You’ll save time and money by determining what is needed at the beginning of your closet organization project by avoiding unnecessary purchases.

Closet Organization Idea #3: 

One stop shop to save money when you purchase your closet organization supplies at discount stores like Target or online retailers such as Organize-It to purchase everything from shelving to shoe storage.

Save even more when you download and use Target’s cartwheel™ app.

Closet Organization- Women's shoes organized in a closet.

Are you ready to start your closet organization projects? If so, save even more when you get cash back for using a DuPage Credit Union Visa® Platinum Rewards Credit Card to purchase containers, supplies and everything else you may need to tidy closet space. Or if you prefer, redeem points for gift cards from popular merchants, travel rewards, and more. Take advantage of our lowest interest rate ever on purchases and balance transfers for 12 months when you open a DuPage Credit Union Visa Platinum Rewards or Advantage Credit Card.

Do have any closet organization tips? If so, please share below:

Tami McQueen

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