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DIY Closet Hacks: Transform Your Space on a Budget

DIY Closet Hacks: Transform Your Space on a Budget

Published by Programme B


Is your closet a chaotic mess, making it nearly impossible to find what you need? You’re far from alone. Many people struggle with limited closet space and disorganization. However, the good news is that with a bit of ingenuity and some DIY spirit, you can transform your cluttered closet into an organized oasis. This comprehensive guide will walk you through a variety of innovative DIY closet hacks, including a special focus on the benefits of using 100% cotton garment bags.

The Power of Hooks and Pegs

Why Use Them?

Hooks and pegs are the Swiss Army knives of closet organization. They are incredibly versatile and can be used for a multitude of purposes. Whether you need to hang belts, scarves, bags, or hats, hooks and pegs can handle the job. They are especially useful for items that are awkward to store in drawers or on hangers.

DIY Hack: Pegboard Organizer

Materials Needed: Pegboard, pegboard hooks, screws, and anchors.


Measure the inside of your closet door to determine the size of the pegboard you’ll need.

Cut the pegboard to fit, or have it cut at a hardware store.

Attach the pegboard to the inside of your closet door using screws and anchors.

Insert pegboard hooks into the holes.

Hang your accessories.

Customization Tips:

Paint the pegboard to match your closet or room decor.

Use different types of hooks for different accessories: small hooks for jewelry, medium hooks for belts, and large hooks for bags.


Easy to install and customize.

Frees up valuable shelf and drawer space.

Makes it easier to find and access your accessories.

Shoe Storage: Think Vertical

Why Go Vertical?

Floor space is a valuable commodity in most closets. Storing shoes vertically allows you to free up floor space, making room for other items like storage bins or a laundry hamper. Plus, it’s easier to see all your options when choosing shoes for an outfit.

DIY Hack: Crown Molding Shoe Rack

Materials Needed: Crown molding, screws, anchors, and a saw.


Measure the wall space where you want to install the shoe rack.

Cut the crown molding into lengths that fit your wall.

Attach the crown molding to the wall using screws and anchors, ensuring they are level.

Slot your shoes in, heel first.

Customization Tips:

Paint or stain the crown molding to match your room’s decor.

Install multiple rows for more storage, spacing them according to the height of your shoes.


Utilizes unused wall space.

Easy to install and customize.

Makes your shoe collection easily accessible and visible.

Alternative: Tension Rods

Materials Needed: Tension rods, rubber mallet.


Measure the width of your closet or the area where you want to place the rods.

Install tension rods horizontally, adjusting the height for different types of shoes.

Use a rubber mallet to secure them in place.


No need for screws or anchors.

Easily adjustable and removable.

Key Takeaways

Hooks and Pegs: Versatile storage solutions that are easy to install and customize.

Vertical Shoe Storage: Maximizes floor space and makes your shoe collection more accessible.

With these DIY hacks, you’ll not only maximize your closet space but also make it much easier to find what you’re looking for. Happy organizing!

Photo by EVG Kowalievska: