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Ways to Squeeze Extra Storage Out of a Small Closet

Little Tricks to Get More Space

By Nikolas WhitePublished 4 months ago 3 min read
Ways to Squeeze Extra Storage Out of a Small Closet
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When closet space is tight, looking upwards is like discovering a new frontier. Suddenly, walls and doors become valuable real estate for hooks, hanging racks or even a set of shelves. It’s all about stacking, hanging, and hooking.

Picture this: a tall stack of shelves holding your folded sweaters, a hook keeping your favorite weekend bag in easy reach, or a hanging rack displaying your colorful collection of scarves.

And don’t overlook the inside of the closet door; a few hooks or a hanging organizer can hold a surprising amount of items. It’s about making every inch work hard for you. So, take a moment, stand in front of your closet, and look up. The solutions are often right above your head, ready to provide that extra storage space your small closet so desperately needs.

Thin Hangers, Big Difference

It’s amazing how small changes can lead to big results. Replacing bulky hangers with slim ones can free up precious inches in a cramped closet. These sleek hangers not only save space but keep your clothes in good shape too. When making a move, ensuring your clothes are well-organized can ease the settling process.

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Enlisting help from Safebound long distance moving service can get your belongings safely to your new place, ready to be neatly hung. This minor change in your hanger choice can be the first step towards embracing a more organized, spacious closet, making the daily choice of what to wear a breeze.

More Rods, More Hanging Space

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Ever feel like you run out of hanging space way too quickly? You're not alone. Adding extra hanging rods can significantly increase the room you have for your clothes. Here's how you could do it:

  • Double Up: Install a second rod below the first to double up on hanging space.
  • Side Rods: Utilize the sides of your closet by adding short rods for hanging shorter items.
  • Adjustable Rods: These can be moved up or down to accommodate different clothing lengths.
  • Extendable Rods: They can be pulled out for easy access and pushed back to save space.
  • Tiered Rods: Install rods at staggered heights to maximize space.

Utilizing Every Nook and Cranny

When it comes to small closets, every inch counts. The trick is to gaze from the floor all the way to the ceiling, envisioning the possibilities. Here's a sneak peek into how you can convert those overlooked spots into practical storage:

Wall Hooks: Ideal for hanging bags, hats or accessories.

  • Extra Shelving: Slide in a shelf above the existing one for folded clothes or boxes.
  • Additional Rods: More rods mean more hanging space.
  • Top Shelf Storage: Those high reaches can hold seasonal items or less-used belongings.
  • Door Hangers: Hang one behind the door for shoes or small items.

I too was once in a battle with tiny closets, especially the one that could barely fit a hand, let alone a bath towel. But with a dash of creativity and a keen eye for unused spaces, even the tiniest closet can turn into a treasure trove of organized belongings.

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Embrace the Diversity of Storage

Every closet has its own personality, shaped by what it houses. Tailoring the storage solutions to the closet's contents is key. Here's how to go about it:

  • Identify the Closet's Role: Is it a coat closet, linen closet, or a bedroom closet? Each has its own storage needs.
  • Dedicate Spaces: Assign specific spots for different items to maintain order.
  • Avoid Clutter: Keep only the essentials, avoid piling up extras.

Whether it's a closet in the bedroom or the one by the entryway, understanding its primary function is the first step towards efficient organization.

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About the Creator

Nikolas White

Hello, there I am Nikolas White, content creator specializing in family narratives, moving lifehacks, and lifestyle trends. With expertise in gardening and storage solutions, his writings blend personal experiences with actionable insights.

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