Managing our closet space is a common and constant struggle. No matter how big of a closet we have, we never seem to have enough. As a result, clothing items and accessories often find their way to our bed, chairs, or the floor. In addition, the mess created in our closet in the attempt of cramming as many things into it as possible, make the wardrobe selection process in the morning a tedeious and long one since nothing seem to be found where we think we placed it.
What if I told you you can not only make your closet better organized, but also double its storage space with really simple tricks? So before you start tearing off walls to increase your closet space, here are a few tips that will help you utilize the existing space more efficiently.
Keep Your Shoes In Their Boxes
Shoes are one of those things that we can never have too many of. However, their different shapes and sizes make them items that are hard to store effciently, espesically between seasons. Keeping those shoes you are not regularly wearing within their boxes will not only free up space, but will also keep them in a better shape for when their time to shine arrives.
The same trick that works for packing, can work in your closet as well. Rolling items that are wrinkle-free help to save space and make the finding process of specific items much easier. This works for items ranging from pants and t-shirts to scarves.
Wicker Baskets have long been in fashion as a stylish storage solution. Placing your bulky items such as purses, hats, and scarves inside those baskets will help give a cleaner look to your closet. Besides, if they don't work for your closet, you can always use them as other storage solutions around the house.
Placing The Hanging Rode Higher
If your closet is high enough, consider placing the hanging rode higher than it is to free up space under the hanging clothes. You can use this space to place a dresser or other storage solutions.
Add An Additional bar
If most of your clothes require hanging, adding an additonal bar might be the perfect solution for you. The market offers many solutions that either connect to your existing hanging rode or can be placed under/above it independently.
Don't forget that your closet's walls and doors can be utlized as well. You can use your creativity here and add colorful hooks to hang your hats, purses, etc. This will provide for easier access, especailly for these commonly used items, and will free up the space they were taking on before.
Make Use Of The Top Shelf
The top shelf is not only there to hold the hanging rode. It can also be used as a viable storage solution. You can use it to place less used items or clothing items that are out of season. Remember to keep this shelf organized, however, and avoid just throwing in there anything you don't find a space for. This can easily turn into a mess instead of a storage solution.
Get A Standing Hanger
If you are still running out of space in your closet, consider purchasing a standing hanger for your purses and hats. This can also be used as a decorative design piece in your room and add character to it. Just remember to empty your purses before hanging them to avoid the hanger from collapsing under the weight.
Lastly, every once and a while consider going through your closet and check whether there are items you are no longer planning to wear/use. You might not even be aware that a lot of your closet space is being taken over by items that no longer fit your style or needs. There are many organizations that would love to accept clothes in a good condition and you can usually find marked bins for this purpose spread around. Not only you will clear a lot of space, but you will also help others in the process.