Closet expert Lili Pettit is known for transforming and organizing several celebrity wardrobes, including Jessica Alba’s. Each month, we ask Pettit for her expert opinion on a new closet-related topic. Scroll down for this month’s tips!
Shuffling through the endless options at The Container Store can be stressful (and time-consuming!). To ease your next purchase at TCS, we asked expert Lili Pettit for the must-have items for an organized closet.
Scroll down to shop her picks!
These sleek storage boxes are ideal for housing sweaters, scarves, hats, and even blankets. Available in two different sizes, they can be neatly tucked away in the empty space above or below hanging clothing. Made from heavyweight 90% post-consumer recycled fiberboard, they are a great sustainable option. The genuine leather handles add a luxurious touch to any closet.
The translucent shoebox provides a fabulous storage solution for off-season and special-occasion footwear. Available in three sizes, the shoeboxes give your flats, heels, and wedges a place to call home when they're not in rotation or if they need extra protection from a confrontational dust bunny. The rimmed lid allows boxes to stack easily, maximizing storage space.
Bamboo drawer dividers can be a saving grace when it comes to folding and organizing your dresser. They hold neatly folded stacks in place and allow you to separate categories into distinguished rows. The eco-friendly material is an alternative to common plastics, and camouflages well in both wooden and fiberboard drawers.
The issue with most dust covers is that you can’t see what the heck is inside. Well, not anymore! The soft cotton drawstring bag comes with an exterior label pocket sized to fit a 4-by-6-inch photo. Now you can protect your favorite purses from dust and sun while viewing your entire collection in one fell swoop.
Lacking drawer space in your closet? Elfa units are easy to assemble and fully customizable. The smallest version is generally small enough to fit below your short-hanging section in your closet. Utilize it to fold down socks, underwear, pj’s, and activewear.
Something about the gorgeous hand-woven black-and-tan baskets screams organic elegance! With quality not short of excellent, these bad boys are a durable and long-lasting storage solution! Utilize them to add a homespun element on closet shelving, or leave them out on the countertop to house scarves, beanies, and gloves for the winter season.
Umbra makes a plethora of cool products; however, the Crunch Basket continues to be one of my faves. The rectangular basket is a great space saver, as it folds flat for easy storage, and you can keep a couple in your closet to sort dry-cleaning and laundry. The multipurpose vessel has also been used as a place to hide linens and extra pillows, should those bulky items have to live in your closet. The natural canvas material is lined with a light plastic coating, making it easy to wipe clean, and the wired edges help keep the bag in tip-top shape.
The step stool is a must-have when extracting overhead storage bins and folded items housed on high shelves. Many common options are an eyesore in an otherwise beautiful space. Fortunately, not only is this two-step stool a great option for all your closet needs, but also, the walnut finish complements a wide range of closet interiors.
Herringbone will always be one of my go-to patterns. It’s a simple design that screams classic and classy. Made from sustainable bamboo, the trays are perfect for containing accessories on closet islands or shelves. Think chunky bracelets, sunglasses, and car keys. A tray quickly corrals items in one place, bringing order to what could look like chaos.
What would you add to the list? Let us know in the comments below!
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