Think outside the box for your storage needs. Shoe organizers are a quick and easy place to stash any number of little items. Also, baskets, boxes and bins are your friends. It's so much easier to keep things in order when they have a place to live in the closet.
If you’re blessed with extra closet space, create a desk or craft area in one. This is a great way to have your office and crafting supplies readily available but still be able to keep it contained.
If you lack closet space completely, try building one in the room. Many shelving units — from Ikea's to Containter Store's popular Elfa brand — look good enough to become the feature of a room.
If open shelving isn't your thing, you could cover it up. Some shelving units can be purchased with a cover to zip over it but you could also DIY it. MORE CLOSET TIPS ON APARTMENT THERAPY • Best Closet Systems: Shopper's Guide • Converting a Bi-Fold Door • 20 Ways to Organize Your Bedroom Closet • Fresh Start: Small Closet Updates that Make a Big Difference Images: 1-3. Jason Loper, 4. Whitney's Well Organized Home, 5. Leela Cyd Ross