Hall Closet Organization Ideas to Conquer Your Clutter

Organizing a hallway closet is often a grueling job that’s difficult to get rid of and put off, even if you’re overwhelmed every time you walk through the door. You may also feel embarrassed for others to view the mess. If you utilize the hall closet to store shoes, coats, linens, crafting supplies, or as a bonus space such as the pantry or office space at home, Do your future self a favor by taking your time and clear it and clean it up, then make it a place that is working for you rather than against you. Here are a few simple suggestions to assist you in organizing your hallway closet and getting your home clean and tidy.

Maximize Under Stair Storage

The Thistlewood Farm offered a neglected hall closet below the stairs a fresh look with navy paint. This small cubby storage has cubes that can be used to store items for cleaning and wall hooks that make the most of vertical storage space to keep brooms, an adjustable step stool in order, and easy to reach.

Set Up a Pantry

A small, tucked-away closet in the kitchen can be transformed into a pantry that can be used for books and food storage with a simple shelf and baskets labeled with shelves and risers and lazy susans like the one featured by The Neat by Meg.

Hall Laundry Closet

Emily Henderson Design transformed a hallway closet into a laundry closet. The design also added back-of-door storage in the double doors for home cleaning items.

Remove the Door

In the room in this Denver, CO, high-rise apartment by Fantastic Frank, the hallway closet has a wall niche that does not have doors, which is ideal for minimalist spaces or those who do not have extensive wardrobes.

Use All-White Linens

Thistlewood Farms gave this rustic linen cupboard a layer of bright white paint with high-gloss finishes, cut down her collection of white hotel towels, and then neatly stacked them according to size, which resulted in a tidy, minimalist, and well-organized white space that’s a minimalist lover’s wish.

Sprinkle in Some Pink

A Beautiful mess was created in the hall closet in one afternoon, hanging the iron and the brooms up on the wall along with storage bins with transparent and clear finishes as well as the shades of white and light pink that give the room a unified appearance.

Mix and Match

Casa Watkins Living designed this hall closet using simple storage options like hooks to hang scarves from the back of the door, drying mats to dry boots, a pair of wooden hangers, and a drying rack for gloves.

Keep It Open

This Stockholm apartment of Fantastic Frank transformed a shabby section of the hallway into a spacious closet with shelves above and below to store shoes, hooks to hang coats and bags, and a wall-mounted mirror that reflects the light and views. This makes the room feel light and airy.

Build a Cloffice

transformed the hall closet into a Cloffice that was custom-built with painted open shelves, drawers, and a work surface. The decorative objects, the comfortable chair, and a light fixture create a functional and appealing space should you fail to close your doors at night.

Use Wall Hooks

The simple hanging hooks on the wall provide storage for this tiny closet by Thistlewood Farms, ensuring that belts and bags are in view.

Outfit a Kids’ Reading Nook

If you have the narrow and deep hallway closet beneath the stairs (or somewhere else) and don’t use it to store coats, Why not draw inspiration from Studio DIY and transform it into an incredibly vibrant children’s reading space?

Organize Your Cleaning Supplies

styling transformed an old hall closet into a supply closet with simple white shelves and bins labeled with white bamboo tops. These enable you to know when your items start running out to ensure you’re never running out of anything.

Keep It Simple

For minimalists who have an extra coat closet, do not bother with the elaborate storage bins and stick to a simple design like this hallway closet for apartments made by Fantastic Frank that has clean flooring to store shoes and a hook for hanging coats. The empty shelves serve as a place to drop off items to store whatever you bring into your home that you don’t wish to put in the center of your table.

Start From Scratch

Inspired by Charm took down a tired hallway closet and enlisted an experienced local builder to build custom cabinets to create an elegant entryway and mudroom featuring a closet cupboard with a plug to recharge the cordless vacuum along with a bench and a peg rail shelf with a decorative design.

How do you manage hallway closets?

To arrange a hallway closet, you must remove everything and organize it into categories. Then, decide what your hallway closet will be used for clothing, cleaning supplies, linens, or any other items. Once you have cleaned and sanitized the interior and outside of the room, you can add items to the closet, placing things that you most frequently use where it’s easy to find and grab them and putting things that aren’t used often on higher shelves. List your storage requirements and include bins, baskets, hooks, shoe racks, or over-the-door organizers to maximize space to keep your closet tidy.

What are the things you should keep in the hall closet?

What you put in your hall closet is entirely dependent on you. It is possible to use a hall closet to store coats, shoes, and umbrellas; cleaning tools and cleaning supplies like brooms, vacuums, and mops; crafting supplies, linens, or other items. You can transform your hall closet into a pantry, a home office, a kid’s reading corner, or a space for games board storage, for example. There are various options based on your home’s storage requirements and the type of items you want to store.