There are so many details to consider when searching for a new home as part of your PCS – bedrooms, bathrooms, fenced yard, commute distance, schools and more. Closets rarely even enter the equation. During the time you are living in a home, though, lack of storage space for your things can create a feeling of not having enough room and a messy home. Although the closets in your rental may not be ideal and you are limited in how you can modify them, these DIY closet hacks can help you to make the most of the space you do have!
Consolidate where you can. Shower curtain rings multiply the number of scarves, ties, and tank tops that can be neatly stored on one hanger.
Maximize your shelf space by minimizing the mess and making your things easy to find. Check out A Bird and A Bean for a $10 linen closet make over with things found at the Dollar Store.
Get around the limits on modifying your rental by using a bookcase in your closet for additional shelf space like the Billy from Ikea. Sturdy, on the narrow side, with adjustable shelves, it has the added bonus of being able to serve a different function if your next home has plenty of closet storage.Minimize the space taken up by flat shoes by taking advantage of vertical space on your shelves. A letter holder like this one stores more flats in a small space!
Don’t be afraid to think out of the box when it comes to hangers. Using shower hooks to hang your jeans takes up much less room if you don’t have a walk in closet and want to maximize the depth of the closet.
One of the hanging closet organizers can do double duty as a shoe or toy organizer on the closet floor when turned on it’s side. Stamps, paint or stencils offer an easy way to label your organizer!
We want to know:
What’s your biggest closet challenge? And have you found something like the above that you repurposed to solve it?