Dilemma: You have a tiny closet and very little space for all of your clothing, shoes, and accessories. Your options are either to get rid of some items or make better use of the room in your closet. Perhaps if you were a celebrity or somebody with a disposable income you’d be able to simply buy yourself a bigger house with bigger closets. But I think even those people run into to the same issue. So how the heck can you make this work? Whether or not you’re a rich celebrity we have some clever tips and tricks guaranteed to work for you:
Tried and true Tips That Can Work For You
- Try adding storage beneath your hanging clothes
- Just get creative
- Storage baskets are best
- Bars with hang hooks
- Hanging organizers
- Look at ideas on Pinterest
Try Adding Storage Beneath Your Hanging Clothes
If your closet is as small as mine then try adding a small dresser and/or shoe rack beneath your hanging clothing items. Be sure to place the dresser beneath your shorter clothes like shirts, blouses, and skirts and stick that shoe rack underneath the longer items like pants and dresses. If you still have some room atop your dresser you can store accessories like hats or jewelry. This method works for me since I currently have limited closet space.
Just Get Creative
There are all sorts of cool looking yet functional storage options that you can add to your home closet to maximize your space. Try hanging an empty branch on the wall as it can double as a rack for clothes as well as an accent piece for the room. Sometimes you can find these at consignment shops or by looking on etsy.com or Amazon.com. I’m a huge fan of hooks and coat racks, so strategically placing these within your closet can also really help with storing items like hats, coats, scarves, and other accessories. Give it a shot, as you might just love it!
Storage Baskets Are the Best
If you have shelves that you’re unsure of what to put in them try using wicker baskets or linen bins. These guys can hold everything from shoes and jewelry to work out clothes and pajamas and other accessories. Bins are great because you can put a ton of stuff in them yet they won’t ever look cluttered. You definitely want to keep these organized but since you can’t see into them they don’t have to be perfect.
Bars With Hang Hooks
Have you ever seen those bars hanging in literally every display kitchen and bathroom in IKEA? These inexpensive little bars come in handy not only in the kitchen but also in your closet. They retail for only a few dollars and the hooks that accompany them can hold anything from shoes to hats to belts to jewelry. The best thing is they have such a low profile that you can fit them just about anywhere, such as the inside of your door, behind your hanging clothes, or even just outside your closet door. Again, these are brushed nickel and nice to look at, so they can add a little accent piece to your room while also making a functional and easy to access storage element. No matter how small your closet these little guys can always fit in.
The first house I ever bought had very narrow yet very long closets. Naturally, I had to figure out a system that made it easy to store all of my clothes in the most practical way possible. A friend of mine recommended hanging organizers. These are great for maximizing vertical space and for keeping all of your clothing organized and accessible. They function by adding a second level with a rod along with additional hooks on the sides for holding purses, belts, and other accessories. You can get these pretty cheap from almost anywhere and they will probably last forever.
Look at Ideas on Pinterest
Pinterest is an amazing tool. You can find a solution to almost any problem by looking through the thousands of pictures shared by people from around the world. If you search for ‘closet storage solutions’ will most likely find a plethora of ideas on how to fit your entire wardrobe plus accessories into any size closet with ease. If you don’t already have an account create one. That way, if you find something you like you can save it to study later. And if you’re not super creative then Pinterest is definitely going to be a godsend for you. You can thank me later.
Well, hopefully I’ve inspired you to make some changes in your life, as doing something as simple as organizing your closet can really make a healthy difference in your day-to-day. There are tons of options out there, and we’ve only touched on the tip of the iceberg. Best of luck to you and cheers to a better-organized closet, a more comfortable home, and a better sense of self from the moment you get out of bed in the morning!