4 Ways to Make the Most of Unused Closet Space

Space is at a premium in your home — how can you go about creating more space in your home? Your first thought may be to go and rent a storage unit or buy a shed to put out in your backyard, but there may be some space in your home that’s not being utilized. Here are some tips on how you can make the most out of the area you’re not currently using in your closet:

Upper Reaches of the Closet

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Look up at the very top of your closet. There’s a good chance that there is unused space at the top of your closet that you could take advantage of for storage. Some options to utilize this space include putting up a shelf above the rod or hanging items from the ceiling using bungee cords or hooks. One thing to keep in mind is that if it’s relatively hard to access this space, you’ll want to use it to store items that you don’t use very often space and leave the pieces you use more often in lower storage areas.

Closet Door Space

Your closet door is an excellent place to store items. It often gets overlooked since it’s a flat surface, but over-door-organizers are a perfect way to increase space inside your closet. It’s also one of the most effortless storage to set up, as you need to put it over the door. Don’t think that you can only store shoes in these organizers. You can put just about everything you can think of in the different pockets. These organizers come in different sizes, so shop around to find one that fits your needs.

Back of the Closet

Not all closets are created equally. Some closets have areas that aren’t easily accessible in them that go without being used. The back of the closet may be too far away from the door or other issues that make it hard to reach. Depending on the size of the space, you can use modular shelving or storage totes to get the most out of this storage area.  Similar to the top of the closet, these spaces should be reserved for items that you don’t need to get out as often in cases where it’s hard to get to them. 

Clearing Your Closet

Not only should you look for ways to take advantage of unusual unused space, but a closet clear-out can help you to get rid of those items you never wear that are just taking up valuable space. Go through your closet and sort through the things you wear often and those that are gathering dust. To keep your area in the closet at an optimum range, look to invest in high-quality classic pieces that you’ll be able to wear often for years to come rather than fast fashion.

Don’t waste unnecessary money on storage. Your closet could be hiding more than just your ever-growing collection of shoes — it’s might be full of unused space that you should capitalize on. Putting one of two of these tips into action can help you to get more organized and maximize your closet space.