Why does it feel as though no closet, no matter the size, ever seems to fit all our things in a neat or practical way? There’s always some wonky corner we need to work around, or a rod that’s too short, or shelves that don’t quite work the way we’d like them to. That said, we can all use a few tips, tricks and storage solutions to make the most of even the smallest space.
Enter: Joanna Teplin and Clea Shearer, who definitely know a thing or two about organizing. They’re the duo behind The Home Edit, an organizing service-turned-empire that became famous for their Instagram photos of the spaces they’ve overhauled—often brightly lit, with items arranged by color in clear containers labeled in Shearer’s handwriting (which became so popular she started selling custom ones online for $10 apiece). So naturally, we turned to the New York Times best-selling authors and Netflix stars to learn their methods.
Here, how to organize a small closet—as told by the great minds of The Home Edit (and a few tips that we've learned along the way, too).