Organized Purses

Cleaning out and organizing our linen closet prompted many other organizing changes throughout the house.  One new idea I’m excited to share with you is a quick and easy way to organize your purses and tote bags.  I don’t know why I never thought of this earlier, but it finally occurred to me to hang them from the rod on shower hooks so I could easily see them at a glance.  Before I organized and hung them, some were hanging on the back of my closet door and others were stuffed into cubbies.  I like this way much better! 
Organized purses hung from shower hooks - genius!

I used an expensive set of shower curtain hooks and chose silver to coordinate with the rod. 
Most of my purse straps hung easily on one hook, but as you can see below, the tote on the far left had large round handles, so I hung each one on a separate hook.  

Organized purses hung from shower hooks - genius!
Now I can easily see all of my bags at a glance (apparently I like stripes!), and they won’t get damaged. 
Organized purses hung from shower hooks - genius!
Because I’m slightly OCD, I hung all the purses in the same direction. 
Organized purses hung from shower hooks - genius!
Organized purses hung from shower hooks - genius!
In case you’re interested in where the bags are from, many I’ve had for a long time and are no longer available, so I linked similar. They are left to right:
5 Tory Burch – too old to find similar 
7 similar (on sale)

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  1. August 20, 2015 / 5:28 pm

    I love this idea for organizing/storing my purses. I'm putting this on my "to-do" list for the weekend. Thanks for sharing!

    • August 21, 2015 / 2:53 pm

      Sure! Happy weekend!!

    • August 21, 2015 / 2:54 pm

      I admit I have a bag addiction! 😉

  2. August 20, 2015 / 6:58 pm

    I love the collection.. 🙂

    • August 21, 2015 / 2:54 pm

      Thank you!

  3. August 20, 2015 / 7:59 pm

    Great idea. Wish I had room in my closet to do this. Laughing about your stripe addiction. 😉

  4. August 20, 2015 / 9:14 pm

    Your closet is so pretty and organized. BIG sigh…

  5. August 21, 2015 / 1:08 am

    I tried to do this a few weeks ago (with those exact same shower curtain hooks) and the wooden rod in my closet was too big for the hooks to go over 🙁 I'm still on the lookout for some larger hooks!

    • August 21, 2015 / 2:55 pm

      Oh yeah, I had to watch out for that too. Luckily, these fit perfectly.

    • August 23, 2015 / 3:52 pm

      I have big wooden closet rods as well. Let me know if you find something that works!

  6. August 21, 2015 / 3:57 am

    Why not insert a couple of recycled sturdy magazines inside the boots on top shelf to keep them from slouching to the side? Also, do you still display your other purses on shelves? And whoa! how many of those jeans do you actually wear 24/7…it's so true that no matter how many jeans are in our closets we truly only wear 3-4 of them regularly

    • August 21, 2015 / 2:57 pm

      So funny, you sound exactly like me with the slouchy boots! Usually I keep something stuffed inside to stand them up too. 🙂 I do wear these jeans, I have different styles, lengths, washes, etc. But yes, I've heard a similar statistic that we wear 10% of our closet 90% of the time!

      • Elena
        June 13, 2019 / 10:02 am

        I read in an organizing hack that swimming pool noodles are great to insert in your boots. It works great for me.

        • June 16, 2019 / 3:45 pm

          I’ve been doing that too now!

  7. Dream Mom
    August 21, 2015 / 2:09 am

    Looks good…great idea! Major closet envy:)

    • August 21, 2015 / 2:56 pm

      Thanks so much! Hope you're doing well!

    • August 21, 2015 / 2:58 pm

      Thanks Ellen! Wishing you a great weekend!

  8. August 22, 2015 / 7:23 pm

    How do you organize your jeans? By wash? By length? Or just willy-nilly?

  9. August 23, 2015 / 3:51 pm

    This is a fantastic idea! I may be doing this in my own closet today (rainy day here so perfect for some at home organization). I set up a capsule wardrobe so I try to have pretty minimal numbers of purses, but when I do invest I try to go for quality (it is the french wardrobe concept that is inspiring me here).

    Jewelry is where I have too much so I created this jewelry DIY and set a mini-vanity in my closet.

    I also do the matching hanger thing. It is crazy how big it makes a space feel and look.

  10. August 24, 2015 / 5:33 am

    Love your blog, especially all your organizing posts!! Your closet looks great!! I just love seeing your home!!!!

  11. September 9, 2015 / 3:40 am

    Megan! I am SO in love with this idea! I'll be doing this in my closet for sure! Thanks cutie! Oh and I just ordered that black striped back from Sole Society this weekend! xo

  12. October 29, 2015 / 2:35 am

    LOVE This idea. I'm moving to a new home and will finally have some extra hanging space. I'm using this idea for sure….I can never see my bags so they don't get used as often as they should.

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