How to Get the Most Out of Your Closet Storage

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To get the most out of your closet space, think vertically.:

Shelf Dividers

To get the most out of your closet space, think vertically. One simple way to do that is to utilize shelf dividers. If you have a classic small closet (like myself), you’re probably working with just one rod and one top shelf.

That top shelf typically becomes lost space because you throw some shoes or sweaters up there and call it a day, but by using shelf dividers you can create space that can be used vertically. Use dividers and stack folded clothes or shoe boxes without worrying about them tipping over. 

I recommend acrylic dividers because they do not have perforations like wire ones, and therefore keep items more secure.

Check out this one from Stacks and Stacks. Made from sturdy acrylic, these dividers are easy to install, do not require hardware and fit on any shelf measuring up to 3/4 inch thick.

Hanging Organizers

The possibilities are limitless with hanging organizers. There are lots of different styles to help get your closet space in order, including: belt organizers, scarf or tie organizers, shelves, bins, shoe pockets, hanging jewelry organizers and more. Out of the whole lot, I cannot live without a scarf hanger and hanging shelves.

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Scarf hangers are very versatile and can be used to corral scarves, belts, ties, layering pieces like camisoles and more.

This 10 hook organizer is my favorite because all of the hooks are parallel, never on top of each other, so you never have to remove other pieces or search under them to get to the item you want. A rubber coating keeps items from falling to the floor, too. And at just $4, you can’t beat the price. 

I also love using hanging shelves/cubbies. Again, thinking vertically will transform so much dead space in your closet into usable storage. This five shelf hanging organizer lets me organize simple pieces without over crowding the closet. I used to hang each camisole and t shirt, but now I can keep them nicely folded and still accessible.

Over the Door Organizers

Last on the list of must-have closet organizers is over the door storage pieces — especially for shoe storage. Leave the bottom of your closet open and use over the door organizers instead. The standard vertical pocket shoe organizers you see everywhere really don’t work as well as you’d like, that’s why I tend to opt for something with larger, horizontal pockets like this closet door organizer.

This organizers fits great on the inside of your closet door and holds up to 26 pairs. I also like to stick hats, handbags, stockings and other accessories in the pockets. Three top hooks keep it secure over any door measuring up to 1 3/4 inches thick.

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A Good Garment Rack is Nothing Without Great Hangers!

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There are many details that have to be aligned to perfect your wardrobe storage. While we stress the importance of a great garment rack, there are many other factors we know to be just as vital.

We here at Garment Racks Blog have seen our fair share of hangers. We recently decided to compile out top three favorites. We based our choice on style, material and overall quality. Here is what we found:

Bumps Be Gone Hangers

We chose the Bumps Be Gone Slim as our favorite over-all hanger. These things can manage t-shirts, blouses, sweaters, pants, dresses, suits — all of it! And do without compromising structural integrity, too.

These flexible hangers are designed to be adjusted to accommodate your specific wardrobe. You can bend the arms up or down to best fit a certain piece.

The slim design lets you fit more in your closet and works wonders for traveling, too. Fold them up to fit in your luggage and keep clothes wrinkle-free during your hotel stay.

The Slim Bumps Be Gone Hangers come in a set of six and run just under $15 a set.

Ten Hook Tie and Belt Hanger

When it comes to accessory hangers, there was some competition, but we ultimately settled on the Tie and Belt Hanger. While there are some beautifully intricate scarf hangers, we choose this simpler design because it is easier to use and fit for belts as well as neckties too.

Ten separate hooks let you hang numerous accessories and access any one at any time without shuffling through the others. The rubber tips hold pieces in place, too.

The slim design can be hung from any style closet rod or bar. Durable metal provides quality through the years to come.

This handy little guy is just $4!

Wood Slack Hangers

We have accessories and tops covered, so we wanted to make sure our third choice focuses on pants and slacks. The Wood Slack Hanger was no question. This winning hanger is made from solid wood and feature a nice glossy finish.

The clamping design works with any style pant. Plus, a swivel head means you can fit them in closet.

The Wood Slack Hangers are $7.99 plus shipping for five.

Find more great products at OrganizeIt.com.

 
 

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