How to Organize Scarves in a Closet

Last Updated on March 3, 2023 by Ellen Christian

Do you know how to organize scarves? One of my goals is to reduce the clutter in my home and get more organized. The more things that I have, the more time that it takes me to clean them. 

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How to Organize Scarves in a Closet to Reduce Clutter

How to Organize Scarves

A bureau that’s clear takes less time to dust than one that’s covered in stuff. If your bureau drawers are stuffed full, your clothes become wrinkled, and it takes you longer to find the item you’re looking for. 

One of the first projects that I’m tackling is to clean out a few drawers in my bureau. I cannot fit all of my clothes and accessories into my bureau anymore, and that means endless piles of clothes on the chair and the blanket box.

That means I cannot sit in the chair or open the blanket box to put the blankets away. It’s a never ending cycle of clutter that I need to deal with.

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So, the first drawer I opened had a bunch of scarves shoved into the corner.  I never think to add a scarf to my outfit because they are buried in the bureau.  

When I do think of it, I cannot find the scarf I want to wear. Storing scarves in drawers just doesn’t work for me.

 I’ve seen some organizing products made specifically for scarves, but I wanted something that I could do relatively inexpensively. But, I also wanted something that I could keep in my closet but get to easily.

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We don’t usually hang things on the wall because many of our walls are the old lathe and plaster style.

How to organize scarves

A simple DIY

So, the last time I was clothes shopping, I remember seeing a scarf display that was made of circles on a rod.  The scarves were easy to see and were draped so that they did not fall on the ground.

 Since I didn’t want to add a rod, I decided to use a clothes hanger instead.  The circles had me stumped for a minute. I needed to be able to attach them to the clothes hanger easily and have them move freely.

Then, I realized that shower curtain rings would work just fine. If you don’t have shower curtain rings, you could attach them with clothespins, but that might leave a crease in your scarf.

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When you hang your scarf, just use a simple hitch knot to attach loosely each scarf to its own ring.  You could use this same type of organization project to organize belts or even your husband’s ties.  

This really is the best way to store scarves in a closet.

How does Marie Kondo organize scarves?

So, if you are following the Marie Kondo method, you will need to fold your scarves into small squares. Then, you can stack them next to each other in a small box in your bureau. You can use a shoe box or something smaller if you don’t have that many scarves.

So, now that you know how to organize scarves, what are you organizing this week?

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  8. why have i not thought of this?  it's such an easy idea. my 8 year old is a little fashionista and is newly obsessed with scarves. i may have to make this with her
  9. This is the smartest thing I've ever seen - for real.  Definitely pinned this, and plan to make one for Ashley as she has a TON of scarves.
  10. I love this idea. I have coat lockers in a back room for everyone in the family. I usually hang my scarves in there and coats and jackets are hung on top of them. I don't know what I have! Love this idea!! Thanks! :)
  11. I really love that idea, it's so practical! I only have a few scarves and they're thrown in my underwear drawer. This would keep them from getting all wrinkled!
  12. Such a great idea! I have all my scarfs on a coat hanger, but not with the cool bath curtain rings. That is brilliant. Much easier to organize them and not have them constantly falling off the coat hanger. 
  13. Ellen, I LOVE this idea!!  I only have a handful of decorative scarves in the house, but often forget to wear them.  It's amazing how a little piece of lightweight fabric can help me feel warmer, too.
  14. I love this idea! My scarves are always hanging around all over the place. I'll have to tell my sister. I think she got a dozen scarves for Christmas this year. She needs this idea too!

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