First, Identify Wasted Space
The usual areas of wasted space are underneath your long and medium hang items, along the top shelf, and within stacks of clothing where shelves are not adjustable. If you’re lucky enough to have a designated long hang area (for dresses), the clothing rod is typically set higher than necessary which leaves an empty space below. Use this space for organizing your shoes with this short and wide unit from Target.
Next, Get Some Depth.
Do you find yourself folding sweatshirts or jeans differently just so they’ll fit on the shelf? One of the reasons your closet keeps getting disorganized—even after you’ve refolded everything—is the folded pile gets higher in the back and lower in the front. This is because the standard closet shelves are 12 inches deep... and that is way too shallow. Folded clothing needs 16-inch deep shelves so you can fold items regularly and no part of the clothing hangs over the front.
Without deeper shelves, you’re forced to fold things in a quirky way, otherwise clothing will perpetually be hanging over the front and look messy, no matter how nicely you stack them. Consider adding deeper shelving into your space to allow everything to fit on the shelves and have some breathing space too. You’ll be amazed at what a change this small adjustment makes- this simple rule will make sure your closet look tidy. We suggest using this deeper shelving unit to keep things in line.
Adjustable Shelving Saves The Day!
If you have wire shelving or the shelves are solid but are not adjustable, its difficult to really get the most out of them. Consider adding a column of adjustable shelving to your space, or add these Shelf Inserts from Target, 16" Deep.
Use Space From Floor To Ceiling
Many builders or standard closets have a top shelf that does not go to the ceiling, and usually stops a foot or two from the ceiling. Don't be shy, utilize that space with cupboard style shelves that can discretely hide storage items in a very beautiful way.
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