7 Tips for Organizing Your Wardrobe

Maximize your Sarah Storage pieces with these tips

Ballard Designs Sarah Storage collection turns any space into an organized dressing room

When it comes to wardrobe organization and storage, one size does not fit all. Which is why we’ve fallen head over heels in love with our modular Sarah Storage System. Whether you’re a fashion minimalist or maximalist, you can cure your closet woes and create a neater and more streamlined wardrobe in any space.

We’ve rounded up seven examples of how you can combine Sarah Storage pieces to create a dressing area that’s as lust-worthy as your favorite designer handbag. The end result? Getting dressed will be less of a hassle and more of a pleasure.

Our Sarah Storage pieces make it possible to design your dream closet

1. Design Your Dream Walk-In Closet

Transform your master bedroom closet or even a spare bedroom into a truly customized closet. Mix and match pieces for floor-to-ceiling storage with shelves, cubbies, hanging rods and drawers. From boots to handbags, jewelry to dresses, everything has its place.

Add storage pieces to an existing closet for more space

2. Tuck Into a Closet

Make a smaller closet more versatile by optimizing every square inch. Add closet organizers that can divide your clothing and keep shoes visible. Hang a mirror on the back of your closet door and add a storage ottoman or chair just outside your closet to create a “dressing area” feel.

Claim a corner of the bedroom for storage pieces

3. Claim a Corner

Is your closet the size of a shoebox? Hope is not lost. It’s just time to think outside said shoebox. You can easily transform an unused corner, dormer window or niche into your own little dressing area. The Petite Shoe Storage is particularly great for spaces with a sloped ceiling.

Keep shoes organized and neat with our shoe cubby

Cubbies and shelves are perfect for a growing shoe collection

4. Corral Your Shoes

If you are a self-proclaimed Carrie Bradshaw, then you probably need the extra storage just for your shoe collection. The open cubby design of the Shoe & Boot Storage Tower lets you grab your favorite pair and go. Here’s an extra tip: You can position the cabinets with the longer cubbies at top or bottom.

Use cubbies to organize accessories

Use cubbies to organize accessories

5. Organize Jewelry & Accessories

Store your jewelry, bags and scarves in a beautiful way and find what you want easily. If the Jewelry Storage component is a part of your larger closet system, then you can easily match your accessories as you dress.

Fabric lined drawers are perfect for jewelry or other valuables

6. Combine Your Storage Needs

When you’re short on space, you have to find ways to maximize storage. Use the fabric-lined cubbies to house a variety of items, like your bedtime reading, decorative accessories, workout gear and charging station.

Paired with a mirror, the Sarah Storage acts as a vanity

7. Make a Vanity

Combine the taller towers with the petite storage to create a U-shape with room to hang a mirror in the middle for checking makeup and trying on accessories. Display perfume bottles and jewelry trays atop the shelf for an instant vanity.

Find more inspiration by browsing our Pinterest boards.

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  1. Reply

    Rhianna Hawk

    September 11, 2018

    Thanks for the tips; this will really help for when I have my walk-in closet installed this fall. I had some water damage to my bedroom wall from a leaking pipe in the ceiling, and since the wall has to be removed anyway, I figured I’d just have them add on a closet in the process. I’ll definitely be sure to take your advice and get some closet organizers to keep my shoes and clothes neat and orderly.