How to Cope When You Have a Huge Wardrobe but a Tiny Closet

How to Cope When You Have a Huge Wardrobe but a Tiny Closet

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Taryn Williford
Sep 13, 2015
(Image credit: Pause Design Studio)

So've filled your tiny closet to the brim. And the dresser, too. You've done the rod extenders and the under-shelf baskets and it still doesn't seem like enough space for your massive collection of clothes. Don't fret. Before you purge or move half of it to a storage unit (a.k.a. your parents place), try one of these solutions.

Make Garment Racks Part of your Decor

When properly styled, a visible garment rack is actually really chic, just check out the studio above from Pause Designs. The trick is pulling out your best pieces to go on display, and making sure they're well-coordinated to look good (and buy nice, matching hangers!). You're making art here. It just so happens it'll help alleviate your closet woes.

Invest in a Wardrobe (as in, the furniture)

If you have the budget and the footprint for a closed wardrobe unit or armoire, it's like adding a second closet. IKEA has a great selection of wardrobes that don't cost an arm and a leg.

Multipurpose Storage in Other Rooms

Opt for a TV console with storage (it could even be a dresser!) and store out-of-season or lesser-worn clothes out in the living room. Who has DVDs these days, anyway? The same goes for anything else with drawers, including nightstands, file cabinets and, yes, even the kitchen.

Spill into the Entryway

Certain items – think bags, hats and coats – can be permanently relocated to the entryway. Load up on hooks and nice-looking storage baskets and move some of your bulkiest items out of the closet for good.

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