Your closet is probably the place in your home with the most wasted space. Dressers are usually packed to the top of every drawer. Bathroom cabinets and drawers are usually full as well. Kitchen cabinets are filled with bowls, pots and pans just stacked on top of each other. You may think that your closet is the same, but actually, most people have several square feet of unoccupied space just hidden in their closets. Use these tips to find and reveal the hidden closet space in your home. Rid yourself of clutter and take advantage of the square feet that you’ve invested in around your home.
1) Take measurements of the spaces in your closets that you are not using. There may be room between your top shelf storage items and the ceiling. There may be room in front of these items between the shelf and the front wall of the closet. There may be a foot or two free underneath your hanging clothes before you get to the shoes. Most people are surprised when they find out that they have around one hundred square feet empty in their seemingly packed closets.
2) Figure out where space is being wasted and learn how to utilize those spaces. An additional shelf may be added to the top of the closet. Make sure that you avoid the light by at least twelve inches in all directions. You may be able to add a shelf or two over the closet door, inside and out. The front and back corners of the closet may be prime places for shelving to go. Doubling up your hanging bars is an easy and inexpensive way to double closet storage fast. If you still have longer items that don’t work well with a double bar, hang a third one on the empty sides of the closet.
3) Getting rid of as much as possible is a great way to quickly and easily make some closet space, but it often isn’t enough. This is especially true if you share your closet with a spouse or need space to store your off-season clothing. You can use flat, space saving hangers, like velvet hangers to make your clothes fit closely together without getting tangled or wrinkled on the bar. Cascading hooks make it easy to pair up outfits, coordinates, and other like items. Combining hangers like this can help you double or triple the space that you had available on your closet rod.
About the Author: Rick Miller is on the staff of Only Slimline Hangers, a leading online resource for velvet hangers which are space saving hangers, non slip hangers and slim line hangers. For more information, please visit http://www.onlyslimlinehangers.com.