Clever Closet Organization Tips for Renters

February 5, 2019

When you’re working with limited storage space, every square foot counts—and that goes for the master closet, too. If you want to make the most of your closet, try these organizational hacks touted by the experts.

  1. Pack away out-of-season ensembles. You’re probably not getting much mileage out of your tank tops and shorts at the moment, and when spring rolls around, you won’t need heavy sweaters anymore. So don’t let these seasonally obsolete items eat up space in your closet. Instead, pack them away in large plastic containers and slip them under your bed until you need them.

  2. Make the most of vertical space. You probably have extra room in your closet that you don’t even realize is there. Use every inch of vertical space by adding a few ingenious touches, like an extra tension rod beneath your main closet rod. You’ll be able to hang twice as much, and installation is practically non-existent (plus, it’s easy to take down if you move). You can also try hangers with multiple hooks.

  3. Organize with baskets. Baskets are a great way to keep your shelves sorted, particularly if there’s a lot of space between one shelf and the next. Gather your jeans, sweaters, or other shelved items in large baskets so you know exactly where to look for a certain outfit.

  4. Just add hooks. Never underestimate a set of over-the-door hooks. From scarves and winter hats to belts and jewelry, hooks will help you keep anything you can hang tidy and within arm’s reach.

10 Ways to Squeeze a Little Extra Storage Out of a Small Closet [Apartment Therapy]
6 Strategies for Making the Most of Your Rental’s Closets [Forrent.com]
How to Organize A Lot of Clothing in Very Little Closet Space [Lifehacker]

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