Not everyone is lucky enough to have a large walk-in closet where they can store an expansive shoe collection and bask in the spaciousness when choosing their outfit each day. Many homeowners in the Las Vegas and Henderson area would opt for more space if they could. However, the reality is you often have to work with what you have. Fortunately, there are many organizational techniques you can employ that allow you to make the most of even the smallest closets. Consider the following five organizational tips for small closets from Closet & Storage Concepts.
1. Stacked or Additional Hanging Rods
Not everyone is aware that they aren’t limited to just one wardrobe hanging rod in the closet. No matter the size of the space, it’s often possible to create a multi-level hanging system with more than one rod. Depending on your ceiling height, in some cases, three stacked rods might even be possible for shorter clothing items like shirts and blouses. If the closet configuration allows, another rod (or stacked rods) could be added to one of the sidewalls. Done correctly, the creative addition of hanging rods can effectively double or triple your closet’s hanging capacity.
2. Enact the “One Year Rule”
Maximizing small spaces also requires not overstuffing it with too many items. Do you really need that blouse from the 1990s or that robe you haven’t worn in 10 years? If you haven’t worn it in a year, you should strongly consider parting ways with it. If it’s still in decent condition, consider donating it to a local charity.
3. Go Vertical
Another effective space-enhancing technique is to utilize your vertical space. As described in tip #1, stacking hanging rods is one way to do this. You can also install floor-to-ceiling shelving or drawers to make the most of your vertical space. A custom closet designer can assist in maximizing the vertical dimension of your closet. This will allow you to more easily store shoes, handbags, and accessories of all kinds.
4. Behind the Door Storage
Las Vegas and southern Nevada homeowners often neglect the possibilities that exist right behind or inside their closet door. Specifically, storage solutions that can hang on the door’s interior allow for hideaway shoe storage or accessory storage. A custom-designed hanging solution can also work well for belts and scarves.
5. Ceiling Rack or Bin
Lastly, there’s the possibility of adding storage close to the ceiling. This type of storage is ideal for seasonal items, winter coats, extra pillows, blankets, and linens, as these things generally don’t need to be accessed often. It may require a stool or ladder to reach, but it can substantially increase your closet storage capacity.
Small closets in a bedroom or hallway are inconvenient, but all of them have potential. Use these five tips to help maximize even the smallest closets and storage spaces. You’ll be able to increase your storage capability and put your favorite items right at your fingertips. Enlist the assistance of a professional designer from Closet & Storage Concepts of Las Vegas to help design and create the ideal storage system for any area of your home. Contact us today to schedule a free consultation!
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