20 Simple & Inexpensive DIY Closet Organizers for an Organized Room

These DIY closet organizers will transform your space without emptying your wallet!

Simple and Inexpensive DIY Closet Organizers

Wondering how you can make your closet more organized and neater without having to buy expensive organizers?

Well… there are many ways to do that. Indeed, there are many closet organizers that you can DIY. These may require you to buy a few materials. But surely nothing close to those expensive organizers you see in magazines and social media.

Some of these DIY closet organizers are easy to do, while others may require basic skills on woodworking.

If you’re up for the challenge, then this post is for you! Here’s our collection of simple and inexpensive DIY closet organizers!

Enjoy!

1. Repurpose an indoor shutter into a necklace and earrings organizer.

Who knows that an indoor shutter can be just what you need to create an inexpensive jewelry organizer in your closet? That’s exactly what Christy did!

She got her shutters for just $2 in the thrift store. Imagine that! Just $2!

Spray paint them and dry overnight. Then use a reliable command strip to stick it to the closet. And voila! You can have this!

2. Use a pegboard to organize bracelets and earrings.

Here’s another DIY jewelry organizer for the closet. It’s amazing how Rachel consolidated her earrings and bracelet organizers into just one organizer – the pegboard. Check out her post for the full details on how she came up with this organizer.

DIY closet organizers - Use a pegboard to organize bracelets and earrings.
Image from DIY in PDX

3. Command hooks will do.

If you only have a few necklaces to organize, you can simply stick command hooks on an extra space in your closet. That will do well already as a necklace organizer! You can even use a larger one to hang one or two handbags.

4. Use heavy-duty command hooks for your purse collection.

Command hooks work well in hanging your bags too. Just choose the heavy-duty ones so these can handle the weight and won’t fall off.

5. Use wooden towel bars as scarf organizer.

Organize your scarves neatly and make them easy to find when you need them. Install inexpensive towel bars in a vacant wall space and that’s it!

6. Dowel rods, curtain rings and wire hooks make up for the perfect winter gloves and hat organizer.

Make this organizer behind a closet door where you are keeping your coats and jackets. Then you’ll see your gloves and hats in just one glance. This makes it easier to get ready during winter.

Dowel rods, curtain rings and wire hooks make up for the perfect winter gloves and hat organizer.
Image from two twenty one

7. Build a customized sunglasses rack with acrylic shelves.

This acrylic shelving rack here is actually a nail polish rack, converted into a sunglasses rack which is practically genius! It doesn’t take much effort to put one like this in your closet. Visit glitter and bubbles for the whole story plus a video on how to add this in your own closet.

8. An unused frame will do.

If you only have a few sunglasses to organize, you don’t need a huge sunglasses rack. Look for some extra frames lying around your home. That can work well already.

See how Emily did it in her blog post.

9. Add a hanging shoe organizer for your kids’ clothing.

Indeed, there are many ways you can use a hanging shoe organizer other than for organizing shoes. For instance, you can hang a shoe organizer in your kids’ closet for organizing their clothes. It can hold lots of stuff.

This is extra helpful when your kids are sharing only one closet. Each of your kids get a different shelf so that it makes it easier to find their clothes.

Add a hanging shoe organizer for your kids' clothing.
Image from Design Improvised

10. Install a pull-out drawer to transform your kids’ closets.

If you’re using hangers for the majority of your kids’ clothing, you’ll find that there are clothes that just can’t be hanged. Either because it takes too much space, or it’s too awkward to do so.

Hence, if you’re looking for a practical way to transform your kid’s closets, you can’t go wrong with this DIY pull-out drawer organizer! See how Jen did it in her blog post.

Install a pull-out drawer to transform your kids' closets.
Image from tatertots & jello

11. Build closet shelves from plywood.

Here’s another brilliant idea when you’re customizing your closet! DIY closet shelves made of plywood. And the best thing is, using pine plywood, you can make one for your closet for just $100!

Visit houseful of handmade for the tutorial.

12. Wooden boxes are perfect for DIY custom closet organizers.

Make your closet both functional and beautiful simply with wooden boxes!

The idea is very simple – you’re going to use plain and simple wooden boxes to customize your closet. Make your boxes of the same size to make it easier. Then attach your boxes on to the wall and you’ll end up with a closet full of boxes customized according to your own preference and layout. And that’s it!

Visit making it in the mountains and learn how to do it!

13. Use divider tags to organize your kid’s clothing.

Separate the different sizes of your kid’s clothes by simply using divider tags. They’re super helpful when you’re hanging your kid’s clothing.

If you don’t have divider tags yet, simply download and print the ones from the Bless er House. They look awesome!

Use divider tags to organize your kid's clothing.
Image from Bless ‘er House

14. Build in a hidden hamper.

If you don’t like seeing your dirty clothes every time, then hide it with a hidden hamper built inside your closet. Open it and dump your dirty clothes in, then close, just like that – easy peasy!

15. Scrapbook papers or cardstock make for some nice drawer organizers.

By simply using scrapbook papers or cardstocks, you can make pretty drawer organizers.

Make small boxes from scrapbook papers or cardstock. Then use mod podge to glue them together. Then add a simple decor like a lace or a ribbon around them. And that’s it! You already have a pretty drawer organizer.

You can make lots of these depending on how many you need. Then you can use that to organize your jewelry, office supplies, socks and undies, and other small items that often get jumbled and lost in a junk drawer.

Scrapbook papers or cardstock make for some nice drawer organizers.
Image from Thrift Diving

16. Plastic containers can be used as drawer organizers too.

If you have plastic containers that have lost their lids, this is one way to repurpose them – by using them as drawer organizers. To add a little glamour, paint the rim with your favorite colors.

17. Make your own fabric storage cubes.

Who would have thought that these gorgeous fabric storage cubes were just made from foam board and duct tape? But that’s what it is!

The boxes are sturdy. Simply wrap the boxes with your favorite fabric and you now have high end storage cubes that are both affordable and pretty! Visit lovely etc. for the tutorial.

Make your own fabric storage cubes.
Image from lovely etc.

18. Repurpose a pantry organizer into a mini library for the kids.

Here’s a practical idea to make good use of your kids’ closet doors. Install a pantry organizer. Use wire hooks to keep it secured on the door. Then use that to place their books, thereby turning it into a mini library!

Repurpose a pantry organizer into a mini library for the kids.
Image from Polished Habitat

19. Create a simple modern wooden wardrobe.

You may not need an entire closet for your clothes. A simple wooden wardrobe like this may be enough when you have just a few things to organize. And you can make one yourself! Visit A Beautiful Mess for the tutorial.

Create a simple modern wooden wardrobe.
Image from A Beautiful Mess

20. Create shelves for a customizable closet.

A customizable closet allows you to switch up things easily when needed. So, nothing is permanent in it. A closet such as this calls for open shelves that are not attached to the closet. So, you can easily move it out when you don’t need it anymore.

Create shelves for a customizable closet.
Image from The DIY Dreamer

Get your closet organized!

As you can see, improving your closet doesn’t have to be expensive. And that’s because there are plenty of DIY closet organizers that will transform it from messy to organized.

So, the next time you think of changing up things in your closet, keep in mind that you have DIY options that will fit in your budget very well.

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Improving your closet doesn't have to be expensive. Here are DIY closet organizers that will transform it from messy to organized.

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