6 Ways to Make Your Closet Seem Bigger (PHOTOS)

Sheri Reed | Mar 12, 2014 Home & Garden
6 Ways to Make Your Closet Seem Bigger (PHOTOS)

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Got small closet woes? Well, don't despair. There are lots of cool tricks for making your closet bigger. Alright, alright, these tips won't magically make your closet physically bigger for reals. However, they WILL allow you to fit in a lot more clothes and accessories and shoes and stuff, and that's what counts, right?

We rounded up all kinds of smart tools and solutions for maximizing closet space. Check out this sneak peek of cool, space-saving ideas and finally get more out of that closet of yours, little as she may be.

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  • 1. Take Advantage of Vertical Space


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    A stacked Double Hang Closet Organizer ($11.99, target.com) will give your closet double the hanging space! Literally.

  • 2. Use Matching Hangers


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    When all your hangers match, your closet not only LOOKS more organized, but it also fits more clothing. It's true. Use Heavyweight Slimline Flocked Suit Hangers ($9.99/set of 10, bedbathandbeyond.com) like these to maximize hanging space.

  • 3. Stack Shoes


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    Clear Premium Stacking Shoe Bins ($9.99, containerstore.com) keep shoes neatly organized, visible, and accessible. A great space saver.

  • 4. Peg Board Is Your Friend


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    Got a bit of unused wall space? Use peg board to hang necklaces, scarves, belts, and more. This Expert Peg Board Organizer ($90, westelm.com) comes with hooks, loops, rails, a pot, and a shelf.

  • 5. Use That Top Shelf


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    That shelf space above your hanging clothes CAN be used on the daily. Add Shelf Dividers (wayfair.com) to stack and organize sweaters, T-shirts, jeans, etc.

  • 6. Invest in a Step Stool


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    If you're a shortie like me or have an unreasonably high closet shelf, you need to be able to reach up there with ease. Or let's face it -- you're not going to use it. Keep an easy-folding Rhino Step Stool ($12.95, kikkerland.com) tucked in your closet.

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