The $37 Hanging Organizer That Instantly Eliminated My Closet-Clutter Avalanche

published May 17, 2023
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While I live in a tiny studio that actually has decent closet space (some apartments I looked at wouldn’t even fit one large suitcase), I’m still somehow bursting at the seams. I can never find anything I need because I just end up shoving hats, sunglasses, and random pieces of clothing into tote bags in my closet until I can get to organizing things later. I did have a hanging organizer to help maximize my limited closet space, but I put just a tad too many items in it and it literally ripped at the seams. So, it was time to find another closet organizer that could hold a variety of miscellaneous items like bathing suits, accessories, and sweatshirts that wasn’t cheaply made and wouldn’t just end up falling apart.

Enter Whitmor’s 4-section Fabric Closet Organizer, which has one surprisingly brilliant feature: a garment rod! I’ve never seen a hanging closet organizer that came with a rod like this, so I knew this would be a total game changer. This handy find has way more storage space than my last organizer, and it instantly cleared (most) of the random clutter in my closet.

The best part is that you don’t need any tools to install it. Simply loop the chrome rods into the fabric sleeves at the top, slide in the garment rod, and hang the hooks on your closet rod. And presto! You’ll be on your way to a tidier closet in no time. And at only $37, you can’t beat the price for the instant satisfaction it’ll bring you.

Credit: Tamara Kraus

While it can handle a bit more weight than my last hanging organizer, I still won’t put anything too heavy or fragile in it because it’s really just meant for clothing and lightweight items. I also like this one better than my last closet organizer because my previous one had three vertical cubes, which ended up being too long — the last box would run into my hamper or shoe rack and make me dread opening my closet.

Now, my closet may not be totally Instagram-worthy (hey, I’m working with a super small space!), but this organizer has certainly made an improvement. Let’s just say, I’ve got a lot of bags shoved in my closet and there’s nowhere else for them to go.

I currently am using a good chunk of the cubes for seasonal attire like bathing suits and sunglasses, but come fall and winter, I’ll use the space for sweaters, scarves, beanies, and sweatpants. It’s also the perfect place to display a couple of pairs of my prized shoes that don’t fit on my other shoe rack. This little helper is so versatile, so what are you waiting for?

If I had the closet space, I would invest in a couple more of these, but alas, one will do for now. If you don’t have the budget, room, or patience to build a custom closet, I’d say this organizer from QVC is the next best thing.