10 Hanging Closet Organizers That’ll Double Your Storage Space and Streamline Your Wardrobe

published Sep 7, 2022
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No matter the size of your home, you’ve likely had to deal with the pesky problem of not having enough space to store everything. Closets can get especially cramped since they hold so many prized possessions from clothing and accessories to extra linens. In some cases, the closet might be the only place for storage you have available! When that happens, you’ve got to think smarter and get creative with how you organize your space. Lucky for you, it’s such a common problem that there are already solutions out there to assist with shirts, shoes, accessories, and more. Over-the-door storage is a favorite for space-saving tools, but that’s not the only type that’s out there! You can add rods to your closet, install hanging bins, use vertical hangers, and the list goes on. Best of all, many of these options are drill-free, making them incredibly renter-friendly. Look below for 10 hanging closet organizers that have been game-changers for AT readers and editors alike. Happy organizing!

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was $17.99

The portability of this hanging organizer is by far one of its strong points, making it ideal for trips as well as home organization. Senior commerce editor Alicia Kort placed this three-shelf organizer in her closet, which helped to reorganize her wardrobe and create more space. She shared in her review: "I was able to stock it with around 15-ish t-shirts on the top row, 10-12 pairs of leggings and shorts on the second tier, and five sweatshirts on the bottom."

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Instead of storing everything in drawers, this 24-pocket hanging organizer is encourages you to think vertically. It comes with two optional hooks, if you'd prefer to hang it over the door, or you can attach it to your closet rod with a strap. In addition to storing leggings, you can also fit shirts, shorts, and other apparel into the compartments, which makes it super versatile.

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The Container Store

When it comes to shoe racks, there are so many varieties that there's no need to reinvent the wheel. And if you're in the market for a new one, the Elfa over-the-door footwear storage solution is a great option. The rack holds up to eight pairs of shoes and has room for each individual boot, sneaker and sandal so it doesn't get smooshed up against its partner. Additionally, two baskets sit beneath the shoe slots for added storage.

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was $21.99

Small closet owners, these Magic Space-Saving Hangers are for you! According to stylist Joey Clark, “The hangers are foldable so you’re eliminating the need to hang everything side by side. It’s also a great way to find and organize a certain category of clothing because you can essentially put nine hangers on one!” (Keep in mind they are better for lighter-weight garments.)

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Instantly double the hanging space in your wardrobe with the Honey-Can-Do closet rod. It attaches to your original closet rod, and because it's adjustable, you can determine how low it goes and won't have to worry about clothes touching the ground. It’s also beneficial for shared closets and even kids’ rooms by freeing up shelving and drawer space!

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Say goodbye to cluttered vanities and misplaced earrings! This double-sided, 80-pocket jewelry organizer tackles the problem of finding space to store your favorite accessories. It's equipped with a hanger, has clear pockets so you can see exactly what you're looking for, and even comes in seven colors so you can pick your favorite or match it to your aesthetic.

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was $74.45

This sleek metal organizer is great for renters, because it's easy to assemble and has a no-drill installation that keeps the rails secure without shifting. This AT-editor favorite comes with eight removable baskets that you can use to store bags, movies, magazines, and so much more.

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Yamazaki Home

This steel belt hanger from Yamazaki is the perfect no-fuss product that keeps all of your belts tidy and easy to find. The thin bars on the bottom even accommodate buckle-less belts, so none of your favorite accessories will get lost.

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This hat storage rack is the perfect hack for small-space dwellers to house accessories. Its hooks can accomodate up to five hats or scarves, and it keeps everything easy to locate and access.

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The Container Store

As The Container Store instructs, "Organize while you accessorize!" What better way to do so than with this convenient over-the-door rack that includes four mesh caddies, which can be rearranged to your taste. Store jewelry on the utility board, as well as bags, scarves and other adornments in the remaining spaces. It's time to get vertical.