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Easy tips to organize your closet

A messy closet doesn’t contribute to anyone’s happiness. Conversely, an organized closet can bring forth euphoric joy — or, at the very least, a sense of relief at finally finding that long-lost sweater or pillowcase.

Store your most-used items at eye level, less-used items below, and least-used items up high.

Combine storage units to fit your different needs: drawers for folded items, hangers for dresses and suits, and boxes for odds and ends.

Use coordinated hangers for a clean look that will care for your clothes and help you stay organized.

Use boxes, cubbies, tiered shelves or a hanging organizer to sort shoes.

Keep your closet in shape by treating it like a small room. Pay attention to lighting, wall color, and floor coverings. Add lights in your closet so you can see what's in there.

A rolling cart with coordinated boxes can be pulled in or out of the closet and used for clothing or office supply storage.

Use suitcases elsewhere in the house to store out-of-season linens, blankets, or sweaters.