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8 Storage Solutions for Limited Closet Space


Closet space: There never seems to be enough of it and many homes have a serious lack of it. In fact, lots of bedrooms don’t have closets whatsoever (gasp!). Whether you are lacking closets altogether or just have a serious amount of overflow, here are some tips for keeping your wardrobe organized without the help of a closet.

1. Hanging Clothing Racks

Hanging racks are the ultimate space saver. Because they hang from the ceiling without a base, it frees up lots of floor space. And if you separate long and short clothing, you can even fit a chest of drawers or shoe rack underneath!

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2. Freestanding Racks

Although this option may seen a bit more clunky, they can be easily moved around a room as you rearrange furniture—so versatile! Plus, they often have built-in bases that are great for shoes, purses, etc. Here are a few affordable, simple, portable, and DIY options.

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3. Nooks and Crannies

If you don’t think you have the space for a clothing rack, you aren’t looking hard enough. Find spaces to hang rods suspended in corners, under eaves, and in unused nooks—even if you have to venture out into the hallway.

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4. Wardrobe or Armoire

If an open closet isn’t your style, consider a wardrobe or armoire. They are great for hanging items as well as folded tops and pants. The best part? Any clutter is hidden from view.

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5. Great Heights

Don’t ignore the valuable space that you probably have up higher on your walls. For seasonal items or things you don’t wear very often, try installing a high shelf. Not only will it make your ceilings look higher, but unused items will take up less floor space.

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6. Relocating

If your bedroom is just too small to accommodate any of the above solutions, try relocating your wardrobe. A guestroom or office is a good alternative and keeps your sleeping quarters less cramped.

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7. Shoes, Shoes and More Shoes

For many of us, our shoe collection is the crown jewel of our wardrobe. Instead of taking up valuable closet space, display your pretty pairs proudly with a shoe ladder or a glass door cabinet.

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8. Seasonal Storage

One of the best ways to keep your closet (or lack thereof) uncluttered is to stow away your out-of-season duds. When buying a bedframe, it is always a good idea to opt for one that allows for under bed storage. This bed frame would be ideal!

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Are you short on closet space? Would you utilize any of these tips in your own home?