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10 Ways to Maximize Your Walk-In Closet's Storage

Your closet is the place where you change your avatars so to speak. Whether you’re dressing up for a gala or getting ready for a board meeting, this is where you will don the perfect attire for the occasion.

So it makes sense why you need to keep this space efficient and clutter-free. Let’s look at some sure-fire ways to ensure you don’t run out of space in your walk-in closet.

1.   Customize Your Closet Design

It’s your closet. It should look like it. Regardless of what the style and design of your closet, you can and should customize it. The racks, shelves the compartments are all managed to suit your lifestyle. You may need to maximize the storage space of your walk-in closet. But you don’t need to cramp your style doing it.

For instance, instead of a vertical rack for your priceless shoe collection, why not display them across the horizontal shelves if you have the room? This maintains a boutique look for your closet while keeping your shoes in perfect shape. Let’s talk about shoes a bit more shall we?

2.   Display Your Shoes

Shoes are often the biggest causes of closet cutter. So you have to put a little thought into how they fit in your closet. With a boutique-style walk-in closet, you can dedicate an entire back wall to displaying your luxurious shoe collection. You can even add a dainty wooden unit with cabinets and drawers to tuck away your shoes & related accessories.

3.   Give Your Accessories the Perfect Home

If you think shoes cause closet chaos, imagine a heap of tangled ties and belts. To keep your accessories from creating a mess, you can have a chic and functional closet system that has separate compartments for different accessories.

You want to be able to easily identify and organize the different items ranging from jewelry to belts. Staying clutter free and maximizing your closet isn’t just about “being tidy”. You need the logistics on your side as well.

4.   Utilize Corners in a Smart Way

We all make this mistake – thinking of a corner as dead space. The good news is that the corners in your closet offer a surprisingly effective way to free up space for additional shelves and compartments.

Adding a corner carousel to your closet design is a good way to utilize an otherwise wasted corner space. The carousel, rotating 360 degrees, will allow for hanging all the way around. This is also a great way to avoid that awkward reach-in cabinet.

5.   Use Wall-to-Wall Shelves

Cubby-style shelving units are ideal for storing cardigans, pants, shoes and other accessories that you can neatly fold and display. You can adjust the wall-to-wall shelves for further flexibility, making it simple to store boots and higher stacks of clothes.

Choose a unit that helps keep everything nice and tidy while also keeping the items in plain sight. Unless you don’t want to have your options laid out in front of you.

6.   Think High

Innovative closet systems, like one with a pull-down clothing rod helps you keep your dresses up and out of the way when not being used. And when it’s time to get ready, you can have the rod fold out in a second. This is a brilliant example of how to remove dead closet space and utilize hard-to-reach spots.

7.   Take Advantage of Adjustable Shelves

Adding adjustable shelves is one of the smartest ways to make the most of your closet space. You can use them for a variety of things from casual shirts to handbags. Moreover, you can move the shelves, controlling the space between them.

8.   Utilize Every Inch of Vertical Wall Space

Feel free to expand your built-ins and make them higher. This will help you enjoy your vaulted ceilings. You may even end up doubling up your storage space depending on the layout of your closet and how much you are able to expand. You can also add a customized rolling ladder to retrieve items on higher levels easily.

9.   Use Clothing Rods

If your closet has a lot of items that need hangers, you can dedicate an entire wall to clothing rods. This will free up considerable space for shelves and storage solutions. With a majority of your clothes hung neatly on the back wall, you will have ample space for foldable and smaller items.

10.  Give Your Closet a Royal Treatment

Combine shelves, clothing racks, drawers, a storage island, and even a hutch to create the ultimate walk-in closet. The idea is to not limit yourself to adding, removing or moving just one or two elements in your closet. Feel free to go all out and re-imagine the entire area. You can even organize your clothes according to function; work, casual, formal.

If you’re running out of space in your closet, you don’t need a major overhaul. Now you know ten more ways to maximize the storage in your walk-in closet is up. See which one makes suits you best.