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Do you have a small closet? Read this! Here are 5 ways to make the most of a small closet space, no matter how small it may be. You’ll love these closet hacks!
Having a clean and organized closet is the best feeling. After your hard work, you can’t help but marvel at your new and improved space.
By organizing your closet, you can create more room inside. Then, you can categorize everything and get rid of the items you no longer use (more on this later). That results in a streamlined closet with more space.
The good news is that having more room gives you an excuse to add more to your closet.
(But still, it’s not a good idea to overcrowd it.)
If you want to create more space and make the most of your wardrobe, check out these tips.
They’ll help you maximize your space and feel content with your newly functional closet!
1. Get Rid of Clothes You No Longer Wear
If there are clothes you no longer wear taking up precious closet space, donate or sell them.
To figure out which clothes to donate, pull out the ones you haven’t worn in the last couple of months. If they’ve been hanging there for a while, chances are you won’t wear them again.
Of course, this doesn’t always apply to formal attire, such as dresses and tuxedos. Because you only wear those things on special occasions, it makes sense that you haven’t worn them in a while. So, it’s okay to hold onto them.
You may encounter a few items of clothing that you forgot you had. Immediately, you can envision yourself wearing that fun t-shirt again. It’s okay to make an exception for a few pieces, but don’t do that for everything.
If you decide to keep a lot of the clothes you haven’t been wearing, then you’ll end up back at square one!
Here’s the bottom line:
It doesn’t make sense to keep clothes you no longer wear. So, pull the clothes you haven’t worn in the last couple of months. If you haven’t worn them in a while, you probably won’t be wearing them in the future, so get rid of them.
2. Hang a Mirror
Now, we know that your closet is lacking space, so adding a mirror is likely the last thing on your list.
But, it turns out that hanging a mirror can make your closet appear larger. Mirrors reflect the space across from them, which can make your closet seem deeper than it really is.
Make room for a mirror behind the door or hang it on one of the walls.
You’ll be surprised how much larger your small closet looks. And after you’ve put on your outfit for the day, you can take a quick look at your reflection.
It’ll be super easy to get dressed and do a final mirror check before going on your way!
3. Use Your Floor Space
As you figure out how to use your closet space, don’t forget about the floor.
There are all sorts of containers and organizers to put on the floor. Setting some up will make it possible to keep things organized.
Think of the best ways to find what you need on the floor and what type of organizers fit best.
A shoe shelf, for example, can prevent shoes from getting lost.
And, you can add a folding step stool in case the top shelves are hard to reach.
A small hamper that fits under your hanging clothes is another way to take advantage of space on the floor.
You might worry about making the floor look too cluttered. Be strategic about how you organize things.
After you set up your containers, if you don’t like the outcome, play around with the arrangement. Look for inspiration online and figure out a closet floor layout that works best for you.
4. Don’t Forget About the Corners
The corners of your closet are spots where you can store things. Take advantage of this usable space and add corner shelves.
There are all sorts of accessories you can store on a corner shelf, such as jewelry in jewelry boxes. You can also put things like sunglasses in a small container and keep it on the shelf.
Don’t be afraid to put odd things in your closet corners, such as an umbrella or wrapping paper.
As long as you don’t forget where these items are, it’s a smart way to maximize space!
5. Try Closet Rod Dividers
One of the easiest ways to maintain a streamlined closet is by getting some closet dividers. They’re perfect for sorting pants, dresses, skirts, and coats, and they’ll make it easy to find whatever you need.
You can buy some dividers or, better yet, make some that look stylish and fit the theme of your apartment.
Then, you can take it a step further by adding some labels. Labeled dividers will make it easy to see exactly where your pants, T-shirts, and skirts are, without even having to look!
Come up with a system that works for you and helps you find what you need without difficulty. You’ll appreciate the outcome!
After applying these tips, your closet will be tidy and organized. Simplify your wardrobe and find space for the essentials. Your efforts will take you at least slightly closer to having your dream home.
You might have thought it was going to be hard to expand a small space. But, although it takes some energy, you can do it!
Now start on this project today. Before you know it, you’ll have a closet equipped to hold all your shoes, bags, and clothes with ease.
Angus Flynn leads the property management team at Jefferson Silverlake.