Add A Dresser Or Bookcase
Sometimes all it takes to add order to a space is to throw in a new piece of bedroom storage. If you have a single rack, consider adding a dresser or short bookcase where your shirts and shorter items hang. You only really need to use the entire length of wall for long dresses, so utilize that empty space using a new piece of furniture. Dressers are great for smaller accessories, and open bookcases can be great for shoes, sweaters, and bulkier items.
Elevate Less-Used Items
If you have room to, why not store seasonal and rarely used items above your door or on the wall? Suitcases are usually easy to move when it comes time to vacuum, but if you rarely use them, mount them to the wall to get them out of the way completely. You can even store lightweight items in them, like football socks, or other things you don't wear every week. If you have a large seasonal wardrobe that takes up a lot of space, add shelves above the door and use cute bins to store it all.
Install New Rods
Instead of buying new furniture to maximize storage space, install a new rod instead. To store twice as much clothing in one space, designate an area of your closet for T-shirts, shorts and folded pants, and add a second rod beneath the existing one. For this to work well, you need to know the longest garment you would hang from each rod. For an even easier option with no installation required, you can purchase a rod that hangs from your existing one.
Order Clothing By Occasion
It may seem like common sense, but by organizing clothing by occasion, you can see what you have quickly instead of digging through a rack. This may help you to realize you have too many outfits for one occasion and not enough for another. With clothing organized in this way, you can see exactly how much space you're giving each type of garment. That may make it easier to donate unused clothing more often, creating more space for something else.
Use Every Inch Of Space
Always remember to use whatever space available. Wherever there is any open wall space, add a wall hook. Or better yet, add a rack of hooks. You can get creative and use drawer pulls as tie and scarf hooks. Whatever you do, don't let any space go to waste. Closet space is prime realty, especially when there is not much of it.
Maximizing your storage space is important, no matter how much of it you have. With these tips and your own creativity, you'll be on your way to optimal organization in no time.
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