7 Clever Solutions For A Small Closet

Not only do well-organized closets add resale value to your home, but they are also an invaluable place for added storage day to day. After all, where else can you stash your shoe collection and keep your wardrobe wrinkle-free and neatly tucked away on hangers?

Everyone dreams of an incredible walk-in closet, but what do you do when your actual closet is lacking in the square footage department? Here, we’ll offer up some clever solutions for a small closet to make the most of the storage space you have.

Eliminate Wasted Space

When organizing your wardrobe, we recommend grouping like items together. With that said, full-length pieces like shirts, coats and dresses on hangers tend to leave wasted space below. Avoid this unfortunate scenario by adding drawers and shelving underneath your clothes for additional storage space.

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Adjustable shelving lets you tweak the height for housing both larger and smaller items. Just be sure to store groups of similarly sized items together. For example, place tall boots on one shelf and sneakers on another. Grouping like items by size not only helps to accommodate more, but it also makes it easier to find what you are looking for.

Divide And Conquer

Shelf dividers and organizational accessories help to keep a smaller closet tidy, so it feels larger and easier to navigate. Take advantage of the organizational accessories available, like baskets, shelf dividers, and wall hooks. Then, make sure each group of items has its own, clearly labeled space.

Go Vertical

The average ceiling height is around 96 inches, yet most shelving units are about 84 inches tall. This leaves a lot of unused space at the top. Use that top storage space for items you don’t need to access on a regular basis. You can add smaller cubbies for special occasion shoes and accessories, or leave some room for luggage.

Every Last Inch

The side walls of your closet are also important to use, even if they aren’t deep enough to hang clothing. Instead, use this location for scarves, ties, belts, bag racks and other items that don’t need a deeper space. This is also a great way to see all your accessories and be able to quickly grab the items you need.

Swap With The Seasons

Closet space is prime real estate, so don’t give up much-needed space on items you don’t use. Store off-season clothing in bins and out of your small closet to keep things tidy. Come winter, sandals and short sleeves only serve to clutter your closet and make the items you need now harder to get to.

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Custom cabinets help make the most of your square footage with smart storage solutions like double-hang rods, drawer stacks, and shelves. You’ll also find a plethora of functional accessories including sliding belt and tie racks, velvet jewelry trays, lingerie organizers, pants hangers, and other options that maximize closets of all sizes. TheRTAStore offers affordable, ready to assemble custom cabinets for closets that are designed and made just for you — and your unique space.

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