Living in an apartment or duplex can have its design benefits, but having a small closet space isn’t one of them. It might be nice to be able to reach nearly everything you own without getting off the couch, but when it comes to storing all of your clothes and shoes, you might run into a few problems. Many people run into the stressful problem of trying to find different ways to rearrange and design their closet in order to fit all of their belongings.
You can actually double your available hanging space by adding an extender rod. They’re pretty cheap, too, as a matter of fact! It’s just a second closet rod that hangs off an existing closet rod. Most closets leave a massive amount of vertical space that seems to be usable. An extra closet rod will help you use all of that space.
You can store more clothes and shoes on shelves with shelf dividers. Having all of your different clothing types stacked on your shelves next to each other quickly gets messy. Laundry can be exhausting when you have to take everything out of your shelves to rearrange them. Using shelf dividers helps you keep those stacks of clothes from falling over and getting mixed up together.
Try out some under the shelf baskets. You can actually double the amount of shelf space that you currently have by adding in under the shelf baskets. These baskets hook on to your shelves and hang down below, providing you with more space than you knew you could have. Depending on the size of your closet, you can fit multiple under the shelf baskets and store all sorts of accessories. You can also place clothes, shoes, and ties in each of the baskets.
Hooks are your best friend. If you can look in your closet and find any wall space that isn’t covered by clothes, hang some hooks there. If there’s enough space, hang an entire rack of hooks there. What’s more appealing than hanging space! Hooks are a wonderful way to reclaim space that you didn’t think you could use. Hooks are also a great way to hang more clothes or belts that you thought you didn’t have any room for.
Store suitcases above your closet door. If you can hang hooks close to the ceiling in your closet, then you’ve got space for your suitcases. Living in a small area means that every amount of floor space is needed. Storing your suitcases at the top of your closet means they don’t sit on the floor taking up unnecessary space anymore. You can even store lightweight out of season clothing items in suitcases, thus creating more room in your closet.
Utilize The Closet Door
Hang things inside of your closet door. Scarves, belts, and hats are an easy thing to store on the inside of your door with hooks or tacks.
Plastic Shoe Rack
They have little cubbies on them that will hold all of your different pairs of shoes. They hang from the top of your closet door by several hooks, and create loads of storage space.
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