Small Space Solutions: Everything You Need to Create a Tidy Open Closet

Small Space Solutions: Everything You Need to Create a Tidy Open Closet

Tara Bellucci
Apr 12, 2012

Earlier this week, we shared tips on how to create an organized exposed closet. For those who need the tools and not just the inspiration, here's a roundup of hangers, boxes, and bins that should wrangle any wardrobe into shape.

For Hanging
• As much as I love wood hangers, they take up a lot of space. These slim versions from Real Simple also have a slot to loop a belt, scarf, or tie through. Set of 50, $29.99.
• Want to save even more space? It may be a cheesy Seen on TV product, but the Wonder Hanger stacks up to 8 garments vertically and then easily expands for access. Set of 8, $9.99.
• If your skirts or pants are out of control, there's tiered storage to the rescue. Another Real Simple design with accessory loop for those matching belts! $7.99.

For Accessories
• With lots of shoes, it's important to see your options. These drop-front shoe boxes from Container Store makes it easy to spot those red pumps fast. On sale, from $5.99.
• Sometimes hanging your footwear on a rod makes more sense. This clever organizer leaves space for tall boots. $19.99.
• Handbags are space hogs. This simple solution hangs them from a series of rings. $9.99.

For Hiding
• Closed storage is important for protecting items (and privacy!). IKEA has a great set of round boxes that preserve the mystery. Set of 3, $19.99.
• Suck the air out of bulky sweaters and down coats during the summer months. Get a few Space Bags, and reduce your winter wardrobe into something that easily slides under your bed. Set of 2, on sale from $6.99.

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