Closet Solutions ~ How to Organize Sweaters

A couple months ago I received this great question from one of my readers:  “Do you have any good ideas on how to organize sweaters? I don’t like to hang them up because they lose their shape and they aren’t in a drawer because I don’t have the space.  I currently have them folded in a box, but they always end up all over the place and wrinkled.  I live in a tiny apartment and my husband and I share a dresser, which means only two drawers each! I also don’t have any shelf space, it’s taken up by my craft supplies. Just wondering if you had any out of the box ideas.
Out of the box ideas?  I sure love a good challenge, especially when it comes to organizing in a small space! At first I wasn’t sure if I would be able to come up with a good closet solution for this problem, because with no dresser space and no shelf space, there weren’t a lot of options.
And then it came to me, what about a hanging shoe organizer!?  It’s the perfect solution because it can hang in the closet, or on a door, it doesn’t require much space, and it has perfect little cubbies for each sweater.
There are lot of different sizes of shoe organizers but these are the two that I think would work perfectly.  This one is great for someone like me, that doesn’t have a lot of sweaters.  {And I just so happened to have one laying around!}
Or this one is perfect if you have a large collection of sweaters.  It is also nice because it has clear cubbies.
Step #1: Hang the sweater organizer in the closet, or on a door.
Step #2: Take all your sweaters out, fold them nicely and then roll them to fit into the compartments.  If you take the time to roll them then you won’t have to worry about them getting wrinkled! 
Step #3: Place each sweater in its own cubbie; this will keep them nice and organized.  I thought this would be a great way to store my jeans, since they take up so much drawer space.  I was able to roll them up and fit 2 in each cubbie, which freed up lots of extra drawer space!
Then I put sweaters and sweatshirts on the bottom.

This is such a simple solution for organizing sweaters, sweatshirts, jeans, etc.  It clears up drawer space and shelf space, which makes it a win-win solution for everyone!  Woo-hoo!!!


So now the only question is… what will you organize with this simple tip???

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  1. LOVE this. I’ve been wondering what to do w/ the sweaters. I was thinking bins on the shelves…but this might work better. Found you on Ahalogy and am following you now.

  2. I love this idea for my two daughters. They have a ton of pullover hooded sweat shirts. They have taken over the closet shelves….but they fall over and end up in a huge pile! Thank you so much for this great idea!