Real Simple Home Cleaning Closet Organization Checklist Closet Organization Checklist Take these easy steps to clear the clutter out of your closet. Advertisement Save FB Tweet ellipsis More Pinterest Mail Email iphone Send Text Message Print Image zoom Papercut Checklist Install double rods. You don’t have to get out the power drill or call a handyman to add a second rod to a closet. Do it yourself. Add a valet hook. Install a hook for hanging dry cleaning before it goes into the closet or to plan outfits for parties. Toss wire hangers. If you want to prolong the life of your clothes, don’t keep them on wire hangers. Wood is better. Use baskets. Put all out-of-season purses in a basket at the top of your closet. Put jewelry in boxes. Label the boxes by category to rid the clutter from your dresser.