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How To Instantly Make Your Closet Look Neater

Learn three easy hacks to instantly make your closet look neater and more organized without purging a single piece of clothing.

You’ve purged as much as you can possibly purge while still having enough clothes to last between washes and seasons, but your closet still looks cluttered. No, you don’t have to buy a whole new wardrobe, and no, you don’t need to throw down $10k on a custom closet system.

There are so many quick and easy hacks you can do to instantly make your closet look neat and tidy, more streamlined, and way more organized. Here are my top three suggestions for an immediate closet upgrade.

Hang Pants With The Inseam Facing Backward

When you’re putting away your clean laundry, you probably fold your pants over the bottom of the hanger and pop it on a rod without really thinking about it. But your closet could look messier than it really is just because your pants’ inseams are facing outward. Turn them all so the inseam is in the back and the straight edge faces forward. You’ll be amazed at how much better that looks.

Read More: My Top 10 Best Closet Organization Tips

Swap Mismatched Random Hangers For Matching Slim Hangers

Another reason why your closet looks like a hodgepodge isn’t caused by your clothes at all. It’s your hangers. When you’ve got one thick white plastic hanger sandwiched between a thin plastic blue one and an old wire one, it makes your closet look messy and out of order. Stock up on matching hangers that are super slim to make them almost disappear in your closet. You won’t even notice they’re there, they’ll free up more rod space, and they’ll be more pleasing to the eye.

When it comes to hangers, you don’t have to spend a ton of money to get this look. I got these slim nonslip hangers from Walmart for $12, and each box came with 30 hangers. They look like the pricey ones but a fourth of their price. If you are on a super tight budget, you can stick with plastic hangers. Just choose the slimmest option you can find and make sure they’re all the same color. White, gray, and black look best with plastic hangers.

Read More: How I Used This Closet System Eight Different Ways

Arrange Clothes By Color

Walk into any retail store and you’ll notice the clothes always look so neat and tidy on the racks. The reason is so simple that you might not even notice, but it packs a big punch. The clothes are arranged by color. When your wardrobe is lined up by color and each color fades into another shade, it looks intentional, clean, and organized. Plus, it makes getting ready every day faster and easier.

There are a few ways to organize clothes by color and it’s based on personal preference. There’s no right or wrong way, so experiment with what feels best for you.

Color Flow Sequence Options:

  • Darks to Lights
  • Blacks, Grays, and Whites followed by ROYGBIV
  • Bolds to Pastels
  • Natural Flow (this is the method I use in my own closet, and I start with one color and let the closest color follow)

*This tip is definitely controversial, because some people prefer to have their clothes ordered in a certain way that best suits their lifestyle. Arranging by color is best used by those who want their closet to be more aesthetically pleasing to the eye, but if it’s not your thing, that’s totally fine.

organized small closet with pink hangers

Want More Closet Organizing Hacks?

Head over to my Instagram or TikTok pages. I share short 15-20 second tutorials often and my closet tips have been my most popular to date. I’m always adding new videos weekly so you’ll never run out of easy organizing updates you can pull off at home to get yourself more Organized-ish. Make sure you shoot me a DM and say hi! See you there!


  1. LOVE this post!!!! Organization is definitely a work in progress for me, so to be able to read recommendations to help in that is so helpful!!! I’ve got work to do….

    • Brad Gandy

      Thanks so much, Maria! Being organized (ish) is a constant thing for us, too. If we tried the way it looks on TV, we’d probably fail, and it wouldn’t be as rewarding afterwards. We’re glad we could give you some simple hacks instead of one giant purgefest.

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