Storage & Organization
12 Awesome Closet Storage Hacks
It may not be your dream closet, but that doesn’t mean you don’t have storage options. Here are 12 creative closet storage hacks that will help you store more items and stay organized.
Don’t think everything must be at the same level. Add some shelves and drawers among the hanging clothes. This will help break up the space and allow you to fold items such as jeans and sweaters so they don’t take up space on hangers.
Use a Bookshelf
Here’s a clever IKEA hack that uses an IKEA bookshelf in the closet for extra storage. Try using multiple bookcases if you have the space to store items such as bags, shoes and folded clothing.
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Shower Ring Hooks
Here’s a great way to hang all those tank tops and scarves in your closet. Clip plastic shower rings on a hanger and put scarves through the rings or unclip, put the ring through tank top armholes and reclip. Place the hanger at the end of the closet rod with all your shirts.
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Add-On Clothes Rod
Don’t let that space underneath the hanging clothing go to waste—add a second clothes rod. Use a chain and some S-hooks to hang the second rod, which you can then adjust to the right height.
Soda Tab Hangers
Pull off those soda tabs and put them to work in your closet. Just slip them around the hook of a hanger and it will allow you to drop a second hanger in the tab so you can hang more clothes in the same space.
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Twin Closet Shelves
Build closet shelves that double your storage space with these plans for twin shelves. Take your closet real estate to its full potential and store twice as much.
Don’t throw those cardboard wine dividers in the recycling bin just yet! If you struggle to keep shoes organized in your child’s closet, try inserting those dividers into a basket or tub and use it as a clever DIY shoe storage solution.
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A wire shelf is much more useful if there’s a rod for hanging clothes beneath it. You can take a curtain rod and hang it below a wire shelf with cable/zip ties. A simple and inexpensive storage hack.
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Use labeled bins to store seasonal items you’re not currently using. When the season changes, swap the items. Bins are also great for storing shoes, hats, bags and socks.
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Here’s a trick that will help you keep track of items you wear and those you don’t. Start with all your clothes hangers so the hooks are pointing the same way. Once you wear something, when you hang it back up put the hook in the opposite direction. If you haven’t worn something in six months, toss or donate it. A storage hack that costs you nothing!