Closet storage is a must-have, especially if you have kids–unfortunately, this space can quickly get used up if the closet is not organized properly. You can maximize your closet storage space to get the most out of it by doing a little bit of reorganization, buying some simple organization items, and spending some time determining what you just plain don’t need anymore!
Get Rid of Clutter
A good rule of thumb–if you haven’t used it in a year: You don’t need it! For instance, that old sweater that you wore once and haven’t touched since (and that was 5 years ago) can go! Getting rid of the added clutter in your closet is the number one way to quickly and easily maximize your closet space without spending a dime. In fact, you may even be able to make a profit if you remove all items that you just plain don’t use, don’t want or don’t need and have a yard sale to sell the items. Not only will this maximize your closet storage, but it will also pay for the additional items that you may need to get even more storage space out of the deal!
Shelves are a great way to get the most out of your closet. For one, when you can no longer fit things on the ground level, a shelf will allow you to go up! And going up with things makes for double the storage space. Of course, closet shelves are a daily task to install unless you get hanging closet shelves that you can install in just a few minutes. They are not quite as durable as a wood shelve is but they are perfect for storing miscellaneous items in the closet such as shoes, clothing that doesn’t hang well such as winter items like hats and gloves, and they also make great storage for other small items. Cloth hanging shelves can be purchased for less than $20 per set and as long as you already have a clothes rack then you can hang the shelves to perform double duty for you.
Use a Wastebasket
This is not to say that you should be storing waste and trash in your bedroom closet! A wastebasket is an inexpensive alternative to some other storage options and it works perfectly for storing items that are awkward and hard to store otherwise. Sports items store perfectly in a wastebasket in a closet and reduce the clutter that would otherwise be found on the floor. Store bats, hockey sticks, umbrellas and other items of this sort in a tall wastebasket in the closet so that they are easy to grab on the go!
Hooks are a closet organizer’s best friend! Hooks are the perfect closet storage accessory and they can create added storage space on the back of a closet door, an inner wall of the closet, or just about anywhere. Use the hooks to hang jackets, hats and scarves, ties, backpacks, purses and any other items that have the ability to hang on a hook. Not only will this maximize your closet storage space but it will also reduce the clutter that you may have in your drawers or other areas of the home due to these items being strewn throughout the house!