Monthly Archives: May 2011

Clutter Busters for Closets

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

Storage Space Revealed

Does your home seem like a cluttered mountain of junk? Are you starting to feel like you should be featured on one of those shows about hoarders? Well, you are certainly not alone. Most people today have busy schedules that make it nearly impossible not to accumulate more clutter than they ever imagined that they would. Things just tend to slowly pile up as we hurriedly try to make space for what we need at the moment. Getting things organized may only work for so long if you don’t take the time to get some of the junk out of the house and store the things that you don’t use every day.

Getting rid of as much as possible is a liberating feeling. Think about how much you pay for the space that you have. Now think about how much your storage space is worth. If the clutter is not worth the price of the area that it is consuming, then maybe it’s time to rethink how much that junk is actually worth to you.

Storing clothes that you might fit into one day is generally a good idea if you actually think that you’ll get back into them. However, it is generally not a good idea to save the entire wardrobe of that size. Not only do clothes quickly go out of fashion, but the space they rob you of makes keeping them too much of an investment. Keep a few items that mean a lot to you or that are particularly “timeless”. Get rid of the rest and reward yourself for losing weight by buying new clothes when the time comes.

Creating storage for other items around the home can help you to get the clutter out of sight and out of mind. Clear out cabinets of dishes, pots and pans that you never use. Give them away and make room for storing things that you actually need. Use cabinets and closet shelves to help you make room for containers that can hold chargers, computer equipment, photos and books. Scan documents that you need to keep and put them away so that you can access them without having to dig them out of storage.

Make extra room in your closets by using space saving hangers, like velvet hangers, to consolidate clothing and minimize the space that they occupy. You’ll be amazed at how you can double or triple space in your closets simply by using cascading and specialty space saving hangers.

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

Combating Closet Clutter

Do you look into your closet and think that you’ll never be able to get rid of the clutter, create storage space, and still have room left over? Most people struggle with controlling clutter because it is difficult to always categorize every little thing in your home. We lead busy lives and don’t have time to constantly work on keeping everything in order. However, there is a quick and easy closet trick that can help you to create maximum space in your closet so that you may be likely to control the clutter and get things in order.

You may have heard of the space saving hangers revolution. Before you think to yourself that hangers can’t save very much space, listen to what we have to say. We are talking about slim, flat, velvet hangers that are far superior to wire or tubular hangers. These are designed with a velvety coating that keeps the slipperiest fabrics from falling off and ending up in the clutter heap at the bottom of the closet. The flat design keeps clothing hanging very closely together, preventing wrinkles and saving space.

Besides that, there are accessories that make these velvet hangers the only closet accessory you’ll need to keep your clothing straight and doubling or tripling your closet space. Finger clips and cascading hooks can transform your space saving hangers into a space saving miracle. You can use cascading hooks to pair outfits and store out of season clothes. Hangers slip into these little hooks and hang from one space on your hanging bar. You can hang two, three, four, or five items in the space of one, slim hanger.

You may also benefit from the finger clips. These can be attached anywhere on the hanger to create a specialty hanger that accommodates everything from shorts to camisole tops. Hang like items together using hooks and clips to double or triple the space in your closet. Not only will you create space, but you will also save time. When all of your shorts are together, work tops are hung separately from casual clothes, and shirts and pants are already paired up and ready for use, you’ll benefit from the time that you save, as well as the space.

These new velvet hangers are gentle and sturdy, unlike those old wire hangers that you’re used to. These space saving hangers do not get tangled, crossed up on the bar, snag or stain your clothes, and they come in a huge variety of sizes, colors and prints that are sure to meet your needs.

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