25 Ways To Maximize Your Closet Space To The Fullest

Most of us will reach a point in life where we need a little space. For our stuff. While the minimalist lifestyle is appealing, the honest truth is that most people are lacking in storage. Maybe you’re crammed into a small house or apartment to save money; maybe you just really like clothing and accessories; or maybe you live in a place that has four separate and distinct seasons and wildly different wardrobe needs for each. Whatever your reasons, you may find yourself with more stuff than space, or perhaps you’re just putting off cleaning out your closets. To inspire you to organizational greatness, here’s a list of 25 Ways To Maximize Your Closet Space To The Fullest.


If you don't have a walk in closet, consider taking off your folding closet door and replacing it with curtains. This allows you to store bigger things in your closet, or fit furniture in your small room that might not otherwise fit with closet doors open.

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Install a second, lower rod in your closet. Unless you have long coats or dresses, most hanging garments don't reach to the floor. Make use of the space between the bottom of your shirts and the floor.

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If you're in a rental and can't make any significant changes like adding a second rod, consider hanging storage. You can buy hanging cubes, shelves, and shoe racks that all hang from your standard closet rod.

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Use non closet items - like decorative branches, ice cube trays, and bulletin boards - to organize jewelry.

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Make sure you're using your corners. Simple corner shelves or hanging rods that cross over can help you use every inch of available space.

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