3 Smart Ways to Keep Your Handbags and Totes Organized
Tired of cramming handbags into a black hole in your closet or keeping them in a pile in the entryway? Try one of these smart storage strategies for organizing bags.
Get them hooked
We know—hanging saves space and keeps bags within reach. But narrow hooks can damage the straps or cause creases over time. If you want to hang your bags, opt for wide hooks.
To buy: iDesign Classico Over-the-Door Closet Organizer (similar), $7; amazon.com.
Instead of nesting your small evening bags inside a larger one (and—let’s be honest—forgetting they exist), “file” them in a letter sorter. The perforated or mesh metal types could snag beads or other detailing on bags, so go for a smooth acrylic model. This also lets you see which bag you’re reaching for.
To buy: Acrylic Mini Collator, $18; russellandhazel.com.
Hang them up
Group different styles of purses by occasion (e.g., fancy parties, summer weddings, concerts) in a sweater organizer that can be hung from the closet rod. This way, your bags remain visible and easily accessible.
To buy: Made By Design 3 Shelf Hanging Fabric Storage Organizer in Light Gray, $10; target.com.
- Julie Bestry, certified professional organizer and president of Best Results Organizing in Chattanooga, Tennessee
- Andrew Mellen, professional organizer and author of Unstuff Your Life! ($14; amazon.com)
- Ashley Murphy, cofounder of Neat Method
- Wendy Silberstein, founder of The Aesthetic Organizer in New York City