There is never enough closet space. That is because we are used to filing any little room in the closet. Since we always have too much stuff to store, we have to come up with ways of maximizing the available space.

If you are running out of storage, you do not have to buy a new closet. Here are simple techniques that will help to gain extra space.

Double the hanging rods

A double hanger will transform your hanging space more than you have ever thought. An extra hanging rod will provide more room to hang your clothes. Folded clothes use more closet space, unlike hanging, which allows for more clothes. 

Use shelf dividers

Dividers help in ensuring that clothes do not topple over when piled. They divide the cabinets into little cubes for easier storage. They hold the clothes intact. You can stack high piles without the worry of collapsing.

Use door hooks and hangers

Put hooks over the inside of the closet doors to create space for hanging handbags, belts, and scarves. Closets with two doors that open up are the best for this type of organizing.

Fold clothes in the proper way

Folding clothes compactly and neatly frees up a lot of space wasted if they are not well folded. It also makes picking a particular cloth easier.

Use  dressers

Dresses can come in handy, especially when storing small pieces that are hard to organize. Pick dressers that are not extra long so that it does not take up your hanging space.

Use the floor of the closet for storage

The floor of the closet can be used as additional storage. Consider moving the shoes and placing them in a rack, then divide the floor into extra cabinets.

Declutter clothes

Sometimes we fill up the closets with clothes which we do not wear. Putting away these extra clothes creates room for the ones you wear often. You may want to store small garments that no longer fit because of your size aspirations. However, you will need to put them away to get space for the clothes that you wear. You could swap later once you achieve your goals. 

Hang clothes according to their length sizes

Arrange hanged clothes depending on their length sizes. That’s because longer clothes may hinder you from accessing stacked clothes in the closet. Organizing these clothes in order allows you to pick clothes easily and also creates more storage room beneath them.

Use undershelf baskets

They are small baskets that slip correctly on the closet shelves. They are the best storage space for socks, belts, and other little things that are not easy to arrange on the shelves.


There are so many ways to create additional space and maximize the current closet space that you have. Buying a new closet is not always the best solution since you will need extra space to store it. With these simple techniques, your organization game will be top-notch. Try them and enjoy a neat closet.