When it comes to closet space, a little bit of strategy goes a long way. A cluttered, unorganized closet feels uncomfortable to open up, and it’s no fun to try to rummage through the mess to find what you’re looking for. Putting clothes and accessories away feels like a chore, and you can’t wait to close the doors to hide the mess!
On the other hand, a well-organized closet is a joy to open up. It’s fun to look inside, check out all of your options, and pick out what you want to wear. Even putting away the laundry can be fun, if you have the right system. Plus, with more space, you can pick up more clothes for your vintage wardrobe on your next shopping trip! It’s a win all around! So what are some quick, easy ways to create more space in your closet? Here are five that you will want to put to use right away!
1. Quadruple Your Use of Each Hanger
Why hang one item per hanger when you can hang four instead? With the right hanger, you will get to store more clothing items per hanger, which can open up space in drawers and on shelves.
2. Roll Items for Accessible Storage
You’ve heard of rolling clothing when you pack a suitcase, right? Try using this same technique for the clothing on shelves in your closets. When the sweaters, tops, ties or scarves are rolled instead of folded and stacked, you can use more of the shelf space (because you don’t have to worry about leaving room at the top of the stack of folded items).
3. Utilize High Shelving
One commonly under appreciated and under used section of the closet is the top section, which is hard to reach. Instead of staying away from this space because you can’t easily reach it, get a small step stool that you keep nearby. That way you can put this top-tier space to good use! This might be a great place to store clothing that is out of season, or pieces that you wear infrequently.
4. Insert a Fabric Hanging Shelf
Hanging shelves that are made out of fabric might be the perfect solution to your closet-space woes. Put a few up, and see what that does to transform the way you use your space. Store bulky items like sweaters, sweatshirts, pants, and even boots on these shelving units.
5. Don’t Forget About Doors
Does your closet have a door? Fit a shelf to the back of the door, so that this space can be utilized. Instead of keeping your shoes on the floor of your closet, for example, you could put them into a shoe rack that hangs on the door. This will give your closet a clean, clutter free look, which is what we’re going for!
Do you think these five hacks could help you eek out a little more space in your overfilled closet? A little bit of planning and organizing can really transform your space. Which trick do you think you’re going to try? Leave a comment below.