The 10 Best Closet Organizers for Keeping Your Dorm Room Tidy

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Dorm rooms, college apartments and young professional’s studios are all known for being tight spaces, so it’s of utmost importance to use the space available efficiently. And, while some people may think throwing everything into a pile in the corner of the room may be the most practical answer, planning your closet organization with shelves, boxes and other space-saving items will help you use your space while keeping it organized at the same time.

Choosing the right organizer for your room depends on a number of factors. If you’re really tight for space, it’s often a good idea to make use of every last gap, with lesser-used items up high where they can be reached when required. For those with an excess of space available, you can balance practicality with attractiveness and ensure you room doesn’t lose any appeal thanks to your newly installed closet organizer.

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Each of these handy closet organizers can help you make the most of the space available to you. There are options for those looking to hide a few extra pairs of shoes, hang all your shirts and ties together or completely review the way you organize your wardrobe.

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1. Over the Door Shoe Organizer

BEST OVERALL

Utilizing your over-the-door space, this organizer has 24 pockets to store your shoes. Because it’s transparent, you’ll be able to find the individual pair of shoes you’re looking for at all time. This organizer also protects shoes from dust and damage.

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2. Five-Section Closet Organizer

BEST VALUE

Make the most of your hanging space with this organizer. It extends vertically, which is ideal for storing accessories like bags, shoes or scarves. Plus, it fits on any standard hanging rod, and provides five additional shelves in your closet.

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3. Stainless Steel Pants Hanger

BEST FOR PANTS ORGANIZATION

Made of durable and rust-resistant stainless steel, this S-type hanger helps you conserve closet space. Fold pants in half and easily slip them over, avoiding hazardous creases. This type of hanger would also work for tie, belt or scarf storage.

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4. Dr. Organizer Closet Hanger

BEST FOR KIDS

This hanger packs the utility of eight hangers in the space of one. Crafted from rust-resistant, black power-coated steel, it could be used to drip dry your laundry. In addition to holding strap-filled clothes, this hanger can also function for holding smaller items or children’s clothes.

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5. Underwear Storage Box

BEST DRAWER ORGANIZER

Rather than haphazardly throwing your delicates in a drawer or on your closet shelf, these lidded boxes by LEEFE are made to organize your socks and underwear. They sit comfortably on shelves or fit snugly in dresser drawers. Plus, the boxes are made from a dust-proof and waterproof material to keep mold and mildew at bay.

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6. Classic Shoe Rack

BEST FOR SHOE ORGANIZATION

If you’d rather have something more substantial than over-the-door shoe storage, this traditional shoe rack by Seville Classics is a sturdy, three-tiered option. It can store an impressive nine pairs of shoes. Plus, the espresso finish prevents corrosion in harsh environments.

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7. Weave Drawer Unit

MOST ATTRACTIVE OPTION

Featuring driftwood handles and legs, this drawer unit helps organize space without spoiling your decorating theme. Made in the USA, the opaque drawers keep the goods inside concealed. While this set of drawers would make a wonderful in-closet organizer, it could also be used out in the open area of your bedroom or even your office.

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8. ClosetMaid Cubeicals Organizer

MOST VERSATILE OPTION

With 12 available cube openings, this organizer eliminates clutter, and it can work both vertically and horizontally. It’s easy to assemble, and additional color can be added when you also buy the matching fabric drawers, which are available in a variety of materials. Plus, this unit is stackable, so if you have a lot of space in your closet, consider ordering two for the ultimate organization weapon.

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9. Expandable Metal Organizer Rack

BEST FOR ADDED HANGING SPACE

The AmazonBasics Expandable Metal Organizer Rack provides plenty of space for your organizing needs. With four shelves on either side and two central racks, you’ll have space to organize shoes, shirts, pants and everything else in between. Each shelf can easily be adjusted by inch increments, while the four extra-wide feet on either leg provide stability. You’ll also find handy slip sleeves to prevent your clothes from slipping through the sides. In addition, the rack is available in three different finishes, namely black, bronze and chrome.

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10. Deluxe Closet Organizer System Kit

BEST SPLURGE

The Rubbermaid Configurations Deluxe Closet Organizer System Kit is a comprehensive, wall-mounted answer to organizing your closet. It’s also highly customizable and comes in white and titanium finishes as well as two different sizes and two different styles, depending on your storage needs. Each design includes plenty of hanging space alongside numerous shelves for shoes, t-shirts and more. The top shelf also forms a handy place to store lesser-used items, so they are safely out of the way.

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