What’s the best way to manage the limited space without having to do renovation work on the house?
Clients frequently ask me this questions and I solve this challenge with a few different organizing tricks.
One of the most common tips I recommend is to convert your single rod into a double rod by adding a drop down hanging rod.
These are available at most department stores, are super cost effective and do not require tools to assemble.
Once you have doubled your hanging space, make sure to look up and see what type of extra space you have above your shelf. You can easily add another free-standing shelf on top of your shelf for more storage area. I have used the inexpensive shoe shelves to add more shelf space above the traditional single shelf.
If you don’t want to install another shelf, use containers that are more tall than wide to use as much space above as possible.
If you have a two sliding door closet with pockets of unused space on either side, purchase a shoe carousel that secures itself floor to ceiling on a rod.
The seemingly useless pocket of space to the right or left of your sliding door can then be used for shoe storage.
If you don’t have space in the corner for this solution, use hanging shoe bags which will drop down off your hanging rod to hold 10 pairs of shoes in a 4-5 inch area. I once used 4 of these to organize 40 pairs of shoes. The hanging rod space required was less than 20 inches!
If these tips don’t quite finish your organizing closet project, leave a comment or question below and I will offer you even more solutions based on what you are up against.
Thanks for reading!