My Tiny Closet Was Trashed Until I Made This One Small Change

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New York doesn't exactly lend itself to leading an organized life. Though I'm lucky enough to have a closet (not everyone does), mine is in my apartment entryway, and it's hardly deep enough to fit a hanger. This means that no matter how hard I try to keep my shoes in line and my accessories packed away neatly, they often end up knocked around and twisted into a inexplicable pile. I swear I'm not a slob, but when you're lacking on space to store your goods, it's easily to feel like keeping things organized is a constant struggle.

I'm sad to say it took me so long to finally turn to clever storage solutions, but after years of involuntary messiness, all it took was one $9 Amazon find to change my life for the better. A simple back-of-door organizer has become a game changer, not only for storing my more slender pairs of shoes, but for acting as a catch-all for smaller accessories. From socks to scarves and even belts, these handy pockets make things accessible, meaning that there's no unpacking a stack of boxes to pick out a single thing. Instead, it's just grab and go.

Living in an apartment the size of other people's bathroom makes utilizing every inch of spare space an absolute necessity. And while in the past I've picked up on other ideas (storing off-season pieces in suitcases under my bed for example), it's this trick that has finally allowed me to feel some semblance of control over my space. Read on to shop this life-changing storage pick; then shop pieces that will fit in quite nicely!

Available in sizes 35 to 41.

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