Get More Space Out of Your Tiny Closet
Are your tiny closets getting too crowded? Here are 16 ideas for increasing your closet space—using very little time, energy, or money.
- Get rid of old stuff. Create space by donating, recycling, storing, or tossing anything you haven’t worn (or used) in at least one year.
- Rotate clothes/items by season.Try moving last season’s clothes to the basement, garage, or under-bed storage.
- Use skinny hangers. Still using thick wooden hangers? Try switching to thinner plastic (or wire) hangers.
- Install a second rod. If you have enough space, install a second hanging rod below your first one to double your clothes-hanging capacity.
- Use the floor. Add small, modular cubbies or baskets to the floor to increase storage space upwards.
- Use the ceiling. Hang baskets from the ceiling to hold items you don’t use often (such as travel bags).
- Add self-stick hooks. You can now buy self-stick hooks that quickly attach to walls and the backs of doors—no hammer required. Perfect for bathrobes, towels, or hats.
- Try a hanging shoe holder. This is a special hanger that has pockets for shoes—but can also hold medicine, jewelry, cleaning supplies, tools, or even cosmetics.
- Move shoes to under-bed storage. If piles of shoes are a problem, try moving them to a wheeled under-bed storage container for easy access.
- Or, add a multi-level shoe rack to the floor. Stack multiple layers of shoes, towels, or gadgets on the floor.
- Hang baskets (or racks) to the inside of your closet door. Increase your storage capacity by mounting racks or baskets to the inside of the closet door.
- Use a tie hanger. This special gadget hangs from the rod in your closet, and can hold belts, scarves, long necklaces…and of course, ties.
- Add an extra shelf above your hanging rod. This increases your storage upward and takes advantage of empty space above the rod.
- Hang hooks from the ceiling. These are perfect for storing small luggage, backpacks, winter clothing.
- Mount a closet door shoe rack. It’s not just for shoes—you can also use it to organize gloves, socks, belts, scarves or purses.
- Get an accessory hanger. This is another special, fabric hanger that takes up very little space—with pockets to separate small items like hair accessories, cosmetics, necklaces or earrings.
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