16 Things Every Grown-Up Closet Should Have

Give your clothes and closet some TLC with these game-changing products.

By Emily Spain Jan 05, 2022 1:00 PMTags
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If you're like us, an organized closet sparks major joy!

Whether it's being able to see the floor of your closet or the fact everything has its own place, a clean closet can make you feel lighter and more clear-headed, even on those mornings when you "don't have anything to wear."

Although an organized closet can be as simple as clothes on hangers, things like aromatherapy sachets, space-saving hangers and accessible organizers can transform your closet into a sanctuary for you and your clothes.

Below, we rounded up 16 things that every grown-up closet should have, so you can live your best, most organized life.

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Amazon Basics Slim, Velvet, Non-Slip Clothes Suit Hangers - Pack of 50

The first step to having a grown-up closet is to make sure your clothes aren't on the floor. These non-slip hangers will keep your tops, coats and other pieces hanging upright. Plus, the slim profile will maximize space on your racks.

House Day Black Magic Hangers Space Saving Clothes Hangers

If you're working with limited closet space, these space-saving hangers can be hung vertically or horizontally. Not to mention they can hold up to 5 garments!

SimpleHouseware Closet Underwear Organizer Drawer Divider (Set of 4)

There's nothing better than organized drawers! No more digging for socks, underwear or your favorite bra thanks to these handy dividers.

Automatic Motion Sensor Lighting with Eye-Protection Design Closet Light

If your closet doesn't come with built-in lighting, you can add in this light strip that mimics natural lighting. You can have it on manual mode or have it turn off after 12 seconds of inactivity!

Univivi Large Garment Bag Organizer

For more delicate or keepsake pieces, store them in this hanging garment bag. With a clear window, you can see what's inside while keeping your clothes free of dust or fabric-hungry moths.

Wool & Cashmere Spray

Speaking of moths or insects that attack clothes (we know, so gross!), you definitely need this wool & cashmere spray. The nontoxic formula has antibacterial properties and a cedar scent that will keep bugs away from your nice sweaters.

Mrs. Meyer's Lavender Scent Sachet

Another way to not only make your closet smell good and keep moths away is to strategically place a few of these long-lasting lavender scented sachets in your closet. You can also use them in cars and lockers!

Linen Cambridge Drop-Front Sweater Box

Since sweater weather isn't year-round, you can store your nice cashmere or wool sweaters in these accessible sweater boxes until temperatures start to drop.

Pants Hangers

Not all hangers are made equally. If you want to grab your favorite pair of jeans, tie or scarf with ease, these open-ended hangers are a must.

ORG 30-Pair Over the Door Shoe Rack

We can't forget about shoes! This space-saving rack holds 30 pairs of shoes and features adjustable hooks that fit all commercial and residential doors.

Clear Plastic Stackable Shoe Storage Boxes

But if want to give your shoes more room or put them on display in a chic way, we suggest these clear storage boxes! You can stack them however you want in order to fit your space.

DIOMMELL Belts Rack (2-Piece)

Give your belts the TLC they deserve with this rack! Each holds up up to 10 belts or ties.

Honey-Can-Do Door Hanging Ironing Board

Since it is frowned upon for us adults to walk around with wrinkled clothes, you need an ironing board and a trusted iron. This nifty board hangs over your door and can be collapsed when not in use. Perfect for small spaces!

Hilife Steamer for Clothes

With over 10,290 5-star reviews you can't go wrong with this compact steamer for freshening up your clothes and getting rid of wrinkles.

Seville Classics Handwoven Lidded Laundry Hamper Bin

Last but not least, don't forget to invest in a good-looking hamper for your dirty clothes. This one has a lid, so you don't have to worry about smells or nosey visitors snooping through your stuff.

Sorfey Premium Modern Bamboo Ladder

No more using that wobbly chair to reach the top shelf in your closet. Protect yourself and the aesthetic of your closet with this modern bamboo ladder!

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-Originally published on Monday, August 16, 2021 at 2:00 p.m. PST