Closet space seems to be a big issue for most people. There is never enough room! This is especially true if you live in a small home or apartment, you need to take advantage of all the closet space that you can.
You may not have a full closet makeover in the budget but there are some clever hacks you can do to make your closet feel twice as big.
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I thought closet space was hard to come by before I had kids and now that I have a child, it seems like it is non-existent.
She seems to outgrow clothes, toys, and baby gear faster than we can get rid of it. I have used a few simple tricks to give us more storage space in our closets without spending a ton on an organizing system.
Replace Doors with Curtains
To give yourself easy access, get rid of the sliding and accordion doors. You can hang some pretty curtains instead. Not only does this add more color to the room, but shelves or drawers that are too bulky can easily fit.
It makes everything much easier to see and get to.
Create 3 Sections
Create 3 sections in your closet using a tower kit or vertical closet organizer. This gives you one middle section for folded items and two sections on either side for hanging.
You can store sweaters on the shelves and add some bins for accessories. To get even more room for the hanging items, use slim velvet hangers as they take up less room.
Double Hanging Space
To double your hanging space, get a closet doubler rod. Hang your tops on the highest rod and your bottoms and skirts on the lower rod. You can group them by type and then by color to really get organized.
Maximize Long Hanging Space
On the other hanging space, hang your long skirts and dresses. Put a stackable shoe rack on the floor beneath your dresses to make use of that empty space.
I love using boot files to hang my boots next to my dresses. This makes them easy to get to and I don’t have to find more storage space on the floor.
Cheap Storage Option
Make use of any old magazine folders or file holders you have on hand. Use them to store your flip flops and thin sandals. You can easily store them under your hanging bottoms.
Make Use of the Door
If you have a regular walk in closet, make use of the back of the door. You can easily add some decorative hooks to hang long necklaces, scarves, handbags, or even a mirror.
Install your own Shoe Rack
You can easily make a shoe rack to hang on the back of your door. Hang hooks on opposite ends on the door and hang a towel rod between them.
You heels will fit snugly between the door and the rod. To hang sneakers or flats, use regular hooks on the rod.
Split the Top Shelf
Use shelf dividers to turn your long top shelf into little cubbies. You can store hats, bags, or bins for off-season stuff. This will keep everything in it’s own place.
Store your Shades
A clever way to store your shades is on the back of your closet door. You can take a wood plank and bungee cord to make your own or you can buy them already made on Etsy.
These are a lot more space saving than those bulky sunglasses holders you set on your dresser.
If you want some more great tips and encouragement to get your home organized and decluttered, you can check out my friend Becky’s Freed from Clutter course and challenge.
By using a few of these space saving hacks, you can make your closet feel twice as big in no time. I love that all of these options are affordable and can easily be done in a weekend.