3 Clothes Organizers That Are Always Worth it, According to a Closet Concierge

updated May 20, 2022
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Need a little help with your closet? Me too. Whether you have a walk-in or reach-in, closets are spaces that can easily become cluttered and disorganized. A quick search of “closet organizers” on Google, however, results in an overwhelming number of products, and it can be hard to know what items will actually help you organize, and which are better left alone. 

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To help make the distinction, I reached out to Joey Clark, a stylist and the owner of a Philadelphia-based small retail clothing boutique, Kin. On top of running the store, she helps people organize their closets and streamline their wardrobes. Here are three closet organizers that Clark believes are always worth it. 

Large Capacity Clothes Storage Bag Organizers

Depending on the size of your wardrobe, Clark recommends storing non-seasonal items away from your closet. “We know we don’t need that down coat in the dead of summer so I swear by these fabric storage bags,” she says. Since they’re made of fabric, they can be folded up and stored away if you happen to not need the extra storage for a season. “They also have a clear window so you can label them and find exactly what you’re looking for without having to dig through bins.”

Joey’s pick:

Velvet Hangers

Psst… wire hangers (as well as plastic) damage your clothing. Picture a wire hanger: They are thin and sharp. When an item of clothing is left on one for an extended period of time, the hangers begin to bend and droop. This results not only in hard-to-get-rid-of dents in clothing, but clothing hanging at odd-shaped angles in your closet. Clark recommends felt hangers “as they are gentler on your fabrics and keep the garment from falling off the hanger.” Bonus: Because velvet hangers are flat and slim, they also save a lot of space, which means more room for more clothes.

Joey’s pick:

Cascading (Magic) Hangers

Small closet owners, this one’s for you! “The hangers are foldable so you’re eliminating the need to hang everything side by side,” says Clark. “It’s also a great way to find and organize a certain category of clothing because you can essentially put nine hangers on one!” (Keep in mind they are better for lighter-weight garments.)

Joey’s pick: