This genius clothes storage idea banishes the bedroom clothes chair – here’s why home organizers love it

This fun DIY banishes piles of clothes clutter in bedrooms – here’s how to do it yourself

A cream bedroom chair next to a large mirror, reflecting a green linen bed
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We are all guilty of letting clothes build up on chairs and stools in the corner of our bedrooms – the dreaded clothes clutter pile seems to be unavoidable, no matter how disciplined we promise we will be when we declutter it. 

If you are tired of seeing a large pile of half-worn clothes that you always ignore when getting dressed in the morning because it is too overwhelming to sort through, you are in luck. A new bedroom organizing hack has gone viral on Instagram – and it helps declutter the bedroom ‘clothes chair’ for good. 

It turns out a simple peg board could be all you need to keep clutter at bay – here’s why the experts love it and how to recreate it yourself.

How to use a peg board to organize clothes

Originally posted by home blogger @HouseofHillflower on Instagram, the quick home organizing idea involves adding a DIY peg board to one wall of your bedroom to allow you to hang up half-worn clothing that doesn't need washing yet. This keeps the items visible so you are more likely to wear them again, stops clothes from going musty, and prevents them from building up.  

It isn’t just us who love this decluttering and cleaning hack, however. Expert home organizers are big fans too. 

‘I think a peg board is a great idea to add to your space,’ agrees Audra George, professional home organizer and owner of Pretty Neat: An Organizational Solution. ‘It provides a spot where you can store your favorite jacket, everyday bag, and partially worn clothing that you don't want to put back in the closet or wash just yet. 

‘A peg board can also add a touch of decor and visual interest while preventing the dreaded clothing pile – and anything that prevents this clutter is a yes in our book.’ 

Wooden clothes hooks on a white wall with a jacket and two bags hanging from it

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That is not to say that you can throw everything on here and ignore them, classing it as permanent clothes storage, however, warns Abhi Madan, co-founder and creative Director of luxury design house AMARRA. Overcrowding this board and neglecting to pick items from it first before consulting your closet for fresh garments will only result in clutter building again – albeit in a slightly more convenient location:

‘Consider arranging items by color or type,’ he suggests. ‘This can help it to look more appealing and less chaotic. Additionally, the pegboard should ideally be placed in a dry area to protect clothes from potential humidity or dampness.

‘That being said, this is indeed a unique and aesthetic way to store and showcase wearable items. They reduce clutter while also creating a visible and accessible style mood board, making dressing more intuitive.’

White dresser, armchair, black vase

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If you are worried about it looking untidy, Barbara Brock, professional organizer, and home stager, past president of the National Association of Productivity & Organizing Professionals suggests keeping the storage behind a door, as in the original Reel 

‘The pegboard in the Instagram reel seems to be behind a door. This is the only place I would even suggest a pegboard would go,’ she shares. ‘If this option works for someone, I’m all in favor of it. I believe in options because people develop different habits and what works for one person, doesn’t work for the next person.’ 

So long as your solution prevents them from going on the floor, and on the weekend or a designated day, you put items away or do laundry, then it is practical, she adds.  

How to create your own pegboard organization

Creating your own pegboard clothes organizer is a great DIY project that will elevate your home. In their fanciest form, you can start by adding some wall paneling ideas before fitting in wall pegs, painting it all one cohesive color to create a stand-out wooden feature on your bedroom wall. 

In their simplest form, however, you can simply hand two or more peg storage units onto your wall, one above the other, to create a quick hanging spot. Consider painting the pegs to help them blend in and not look like a last-minute addition. 


Where are the best places for once-worn clothes? 

If you have once-worn clothes that aren't ready to be washed yet but are too dirty to store away as normal again you have a few options. Folding them up and putting them on a chair or bench can work so long as you wear the items again the next day so that clutter does not start to build up. Alternatively, you can hang them in sight on a wall peg board so you are more likely to wear them again, or you can store them on one side of your closet, away from fresh items of clothing, to keep them hidden from view.  

How do I stop leaving clothes on the floor?  

If you have a bad habit of leaving clothing on the floor then you might not have adequate storage to deal with it all. Start by decluttering clothing you don't like or wear to make space to easily store those you do. Then, place a laundry hamper or two in logical locations, such as where you stand to get dressed, or in the bathroom where you undress for a shower. This will encourage you to drop them right in rather than put them down and leave them. 

Finally, use baskets and bins as easy clothes storage to make it easier to conceal clothes clutter if you prefer to avoid hanging items up. Your clothes might wrinkle. But your home will be neater than without them.

This pegboard storage idea is a great way to prevent bedroom clutter and even organize a small closet with lots of clothes – giving you a little breathing room for your favorite pieces. Hen hanging clothing, ensure you hang them carefully, or add in a clothes hanger to prevent delicate items from stretching. Ideally, you should be wearing these items soon after storing them, mitigating the risk of damage 

Chiana Dickson
Content Editor

Chiana has been at Homes & Gardens for two years, having started her journey in interior journalism as part of the graduate program. She spends most of her time producing content for the Solved section of the website, helping readers get the most out of their homes through clever decluttering, cleaning, and tidying tips – many of which she tests and reviews herself in her home in Lancaster to ensure they will consistently deliver for her readers and dabbles in the latest design trends. She also has a first-class degree in Literature from Lancaster University.