10 Tips on Organizing Clothing in Limited Closet Space
The downside to shopping a lot is that you exhaust the available space in your closet in no time. If you are like me and you have a lot of clothes and very little closet space, I believe you will love these tips on how to cram your stuff into the minimal space you have. Women may benefit the most from these tips, but men might learn a thing or two!
- Use all your available space, but keep it very organized.
- It’s a fact that you’re more likely to wear something if you can see it.
- Its good practice to keep 1-2 hangers empty for emergencies.
- Don’t forget to utilize the backs of deep shelves, and high-up places in your wardrobes.
Tip 1: Hanging rod:
Try installing a second closet rod above your main one. This basically doubles your closet’s hanging space. You can do this yourself or look around for a good carpenter.
Tip 2: Colored hangers:
Matching hangers makes your closet look so nice. You can also easily sort your clothes using colored hangers.
Tip 1: Thick materials
Fold all thick or wool items to prevent hanger bumps. That includes sweaters, most t-shirts, and some blouses.
Tip 2: Shelves
Store all your old jeans, tees, and sweaters that you are not ready to let go of at the back there of your shelve space. Fold your clothes appropriately.
Top 3: Dressers/Drawers
If you are using a dresser or other drawers, it’s more economical to stack clothes vertically rather than horizontally. Do this for everything including tights, socks, and even underwear! By the way, folding your underwear saves space.
Shoes and Boots
Tip 4: Shoe organizer
Make use of an over-the-door shoe organizer. Ideally, look for ones where you can put both shoes in one slot.
Tip 5: Tissue helps
Stuff bags with tissue paper or old newspapers to keep their shape. Sit your handbags on a shelf rather than hanging them to prevent the handles from stretching out. If you must hang, use an over the door coat rack to hang bags, and even hats.
Tip 6: Shoe boxes help too
For less often used bags, create a drawer out of a long boot/shoe box. Line your bags up in the box, and slide it into a shelf or under your bed.
Tip 7: Keep a multipurpose bowl
Its good practice to have a utility bowl where you can keep minor things which are usually stored in the hand bags like hand sanitizers, earpieces, and pads
Tip 8: Racks
Hang scarves and warmers on towel racks which you can hang yourself or get a carpenter to hang for you.
Tip 9: Hooks and Nails
For belts, jewelry, sunglasses, and basically everything you can think of, buy some hooks in and attach them to your walls and cabinet spaces. You can also substitute with nails if you can’t get hooks.
Hack: These are also very handy in the kitchen.
Tip 10: Use boxes
Smaller items that you intend to use infrequently can be hidden away in boxes and jars.
Did these tips work for you? Let us know what other tips you have for closet organization and space saving.