2. Use multi-purpose hangers for scarves, belts and even tops
Expanded hangers, such as one with rows of cascading loops, are perfect for sorting out items like scarves and belts. Soft tops that don’t crease easily, like t-shirts or tank tops, can also be hung out in this manner.
3. Book ends or shelf dividers can anchor items on shelves
To keep slouchy bags or clothing stacks from collapsing or spilling over, keep items in place with book ends or shelf dividers.
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4. Cubbies or even wine boxes are good for shoes
If you have a walk-in wardrobe and keep your shoes in your dressing area, small cubbyholes are a neat way to keep them from being strewn all over the floor. Cardboard wine boxes that wine shops would usually throw out are a budget alternative.
5. Organise outfits by day
Plan what you are wearing for the week and keep them sorted by day using dividers. If that requires more hanging closet space than you have, try hanging just the next day’s outfit on the inside of the closet door (add a nail or hook for this purpose). It saves you grief when you’re short on time in the morning.
6. Pull-out shelves allow you to reach deeper
Consider pull-out shelves and sliding racks (that you can drape pants, long skirts and even dresses over). These increase visibility and you can reach the inside of the closet without having to bury your head into it.
7. Hang shopping totes for odd items
For odds and ends, such as yoga mats, umbrellas or caps, try placing them in a large, roomy tote that you can keep hung up in a corner of the closet.
8. Use soda can tabs or chains and S-hooks to double hanging space
Expand storage by claiming all possible vertical space. The tabs off the tops of soda cans are an economical and ingenious way of doing this. Simply loop them onto a hanger and you can use the second ring of the tab for another hanger. A S-hook and chain system also works similar wonders.
9. The wardrobe door
The often-forgotten and under-utilised space is the back of the wardrobe door. Attach hooks for your bags and scarves so that you can retrieve your daily necessities with ease. This tip will also help you to declutter as it will prevent you from draping your clothes all over your chairs and tables!
11. Make use of pegs
These wooden pegs can be a game changer to your wardrobe and your outfit-planning. Clip pegs on your hangers for you to hang your skirts and trousers. This is great for planning your outfits ahead for the next day or even for an entire week.
12. Add tension rods to stagger hanging space
If you have more separates than one-piece clothing items, add tension rods to maximise dead space.