5 Small Closet Hacks to Make the Most of Your Space

A large wardrobe paired with a small closet often equals clutter, which leads to stress. An overflowing closet bombards your senses, distracts you, and can make it hard to relax after a long day. You might even find that it inhibits creativity and productivity. Your bedroom is the one room in your home that you can really call your own, and it’s certainly not a space where you want to feel stressful. Fortunately, there are several small closet hacks you can use to make the most of your space.  

1. Hang Multiple garments in one spot

What’s better than one hanger spot? More than one hanger spot. Vertical space is the name of the game, and you can double, triple, or even quadruple up on potential hangers per hanger with a variety of space-saving hangers and DIY options.

What can you store in all of this new found vertical space? Aside from the obvious answer of shirts and tops, pants and ties are excellent candidates for hanging. Pants can take up a lot of room when folded. Pants laid over a hanger are much more compact.

2. Every Bit of Space Matters

Closets are notorious for having awkward spaces; the key is to learn how to use them purposefully. Closet shelves too frequently lead to a mass of piled clothes, things that were folded and neatly put away at some point, but have now turned into a heap of dug-through items that you didn’t end up wearing. Adding closet shelf dividers will ensure your stacks of clothes stay where you put them, and you will save time and energy when everything has a zone, and you know where to reach for specific items.

Utilize horizontal boxes if you are short on drawer space, and add extra rods to your closet, hanging them underneath existing rods or even on the sides of your closet. Make your things work for the space that you have.

3. Store off-Season Items Elsewhere

Don’t take up valuable closet space with items you won’t be wearing for months at a time. Compact bags, trunks, or even extra luggage are all options for storing off-season clothing and shoes. Luggage and compact bags could be stored under your bed, and a trunk could even double as a bench in a small space.

4. Keep Your Shoes Somewhere Else

Shoes are bulky and take up a large amount of closet space, so it makes perfect sense to store them somewhere else. Build a shoe rack, or store them on a tray under your bed. Just make sure to keep them paired up, so you’re never left searching for a missing shoe.  

5. Use All Available Space

Sometimes you need more space than what your closet can provide. Consider using any and all available space, particularly if it can be easily hidden from the main room. Add mirrors to the front of doors that aren’t your closet, and discreetly hang shelves on the back. You can store scarves, handbags, or anything else that fits easily into these vertical shelves.

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