Spring cleaning gets all the glory, but what they don’t tell you is that closet organization is just as important in the fall. Unpacking all your chunky sweaters, corduroy, and cashmere means a lot of textiles, well, everywhere. If you’re already dreading stacks of wool and towers of denim taking over your shelves, there’s hope. Meet the $17 shelf dividers that are going to change the way you deal with closet overflow this fall.
What it is:
Picture this: You’re face-to-face with the most hard-to-organize area of your home, and all you’ve got is one long shelf to make it all come together. In a season made for clothes that stack (we’re looking at you, old college hoodies), shelf dividers are the perfect solution for items that are too thick for drawers and not quite right for precious hanging real estate.
This $16.99 set of four comes in five different finishes (black, bronze, chrome, graphite, and satin—a pretty winter white), meaning you don’t have to compromise your closet aesthetic to get clean lines and a system that actually keeps your clothes in order.
Why it works:
Creating visual separation in your closet will help you implement a system for keeping your clothes (and purses, scarves, and accessories) organized all season long. Instead of mix-and-match piles that come undone anytime you’re rushed, you can sort and separate ’til your heart’s content. Pro-tip: Take out the label maker (we love this one) and hold yourself accountable. Giving long-sleeved tops their own pile, separate from sweaters, never felt so good. Four dividers mean you’ll be able to separate any shelf into up to five categories. (Big closet? Double-up and buy an eight-pack for $30.)
And one more nugget of good news: With these dividers, there’s no hardware or installation required. As long as your shelves are about one-inch thick, they’ll slide right on, ensuring everything stays in place, just the way you planned it.
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