27 Things For Anyone With A Whole Lotta Clothes And Not A Lotta Storage Space
We all know you'd rather increase your storage than get rid of a bunch of clothes.
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1. Hanging vacuum bags to help you find even more closet space (you thought that was impossible!). This is especially great for bulky items you can hang like coats.
Promising review: "Bought these storage bags two weeks ago to pack my winter clothes for summer, and they did the job perfectly. They are large and sturdy. I like its five-hook design. I can store five women's jackets or four big men's jackets in ONE bag. The long bags also fit my dresses. The biggest reason I bought these bags is that I do not need to fold my seasonal clothes; just hang, zip, vacuum, done! Super convenient. Extremely happy with this space bags. I will definitely order more!" —Jia Yan
Get a four-pack from Amazon for $19.88+ (available in four colors).
2. Velvet hangers that are super slim *and* grippy so you'll be able to file in more pieces of clothing than with bulky plastic hangers. Once you switch to these, you won't be able to go back!
Promising review: "Love how little space these take up. My closet is pretty small so getting these types of hangers was a must. Clothes don’t slip from the hangers which is nice because with the plastic ones, my tank tops and dresses would always fall off. You can even hang pants too. " —Amazonian
Check out our deep dive on the AmazonBasics Velvet Suit Hangers here!
Get them from Amazon for $18.80+ (available in packs of 30, 50, or 100 and five colors).
3. A hanging bag organizer that'll keep the dust off your beauties and won't put stress on your purse handles like other organizing solutions.
::nervously calculates how much $$$ I've spent on handbags::
Promising review: "Earlier today I put two hanging closet handbag holders in my walk in closet. I don't have 16 purses, but I do have more than eight. I put some other things in the leftover pockets — gloves, a couple of smaller clutch-style purses, and some scarves. The pockets are roomy and seem to be sturdy. I'm doin' the happy dance because they are just what I needed. Already I'm feeling more organized." —mochamarie
Get it from Amazon for $12.99+ (available in four colors).
4. An OG hanging shoe organizer can file away everything from cleaning supplies to toiletries to scarves to leggings to actual shoes. An oldie but goodie 'til the end of time!
Oh, and it's so cheap you'll buy it in multiples!!! Every door is an organizing opportunity! Plus it's a very easy way to ~train~ your loved ones into easily cleaning up after themselves. I have one hanging on the door of my coat closet to organize everything from bottles of sunscreen to scarves to gloves.
Promising review: "Sturdy, holds many items, so glad I got this! It hangs on back of bathroom door, so my counter and vanity stay neat. Holds more weight than you would expect." —dreamcatcher710
Get it from Amazon for $8.97+ (available in three colors).
5. And 24-pocket hanging shoe organizer made specifically for shoes up to a men's size 16.
Promising review: "It actually fits my size 13 shoes! Not a fan of the color but when something this useful comes along for me, who cares? I mean, it is behind the closet door. I recommend this for anyone who has large feet and is looking for an over-the-door shoe organizer." —C. Curate
Get it from Amazon for $24.95+ (available in two colors).
6. A genius T-shirt roll holder to create some storage out of seemingly thin air. Perhaps now you'll actually be able to find the remaining T-shirts in that drawer.
The Roll Keeper is owned by Kelso, Washington's resident crafter, Traci. Traci has been crafting for over 40 years and created her storage design to help organize vinyl, soon realizing that it was the perfect organization solution for much more. Her shop has versions for bottles, wrapping paper, pens, and more. My colleague Mallory Mower owns this and loves it. Here's what she has to say:
"Before getting this I was driving myself up the wall with my bad folding habits. I basically shoved all my shirts into the storage drawers under my bed, because I have a teeny tiny closet (the picture above gives you a solid idea of how small it is). This has given me a massive amount of clothing storage I didn't have before. The quality is stellar and Traci is 10/10 the most thoughtful person I've purchased an Etsy product from!"
7. Foldable drawer organizers with tiny sections befitting your unmentionables that can easily fit into your drawers.
For your drawers drawer. Lololol.
Promising review: "I am so relieved that I purchased these for my kids' drawers. I'm having an all out war with clutter and I'm winning! Thank you so much for these sturdy affordable drawer organizers. Saved my life one room at a time." —Marilyn D.
Get them from Amazon for $13.99+ (available in six colors).
8. An in-drawer bra organizer will help maintain cup shape in between wears (AKA your drawer is going to look like one from Victoria's Secret, except the pretty things inside are already yours!).
Stores as many as 10 bras, depending on style. No installation required.
Promising review: "I was skeptical of how these would work to be honest, but I had a big drawerful of Victoria's Secret bras that are a sizable Investment and want them to stay nice. The system was quite simple but also quite brilliant I must say. I never imagined my bras being neatly stored upright in the drawer but they are now nice and neat looking beautiful and organized. I will probably buy a couple more for a few extras that I have. Great quality, worth the cost, and very clever." —Steamingirlie
Get it from The Container Store for $29.99.
9. Cap holders for clearing that shelf in your closet dedicated to your baseball hats.
Promising review: "I bought this for my husband. He collects hats and I didn't want all of his hats taking over the bedroom. I spent a lot of time looking for the perfect hat holder and (finally) went with these. I put them up on our bi-fold closet door. They were quick and easy to install. He loves the way all of his hats are in one place and easy to get at. I love that we no longer have hats all over. They make it a win-win!" —WeekendWarrior2017
Get it from Amazon for $10.99.
10. A hanger organizer you should've bought for your laundry room eons ago instead of scrounging for spares in every family member's closet. Remember that time you bought a 50-pack of hangers because you thought you were out but you most definitely weren't? Yep.
11. Genius shoe stackers to finally solve the problem of how to fit in all those new gems you've acquired into the same amount of space. Welp, yer a wizard Harry.
Promising review: "These shoe holders are fantastic. I'm using them for heels, casual shoes, and sneakers. For people with smaller feet (I'm a 7) it doesn't 'double' your space, but you can get three pairs where you had two. For people with larger feet, you really will double the space." —silversong203
Get a 10-pack from Amazon for $24.99.
12. Clip-on shelf dividers as a topple-free solution for keeping your sweatshirts, gym clothes, and other drawer overflow in neat piles. (Those hoods always mess up other sweatshirt organizing options!)
Promising review: "These are great. I use them to separate the piles of sweaters, sweatshirts, and T-shirts on the shelf above the hanging bar in my closet. It helps me keep them nicely separated, even when I'm lazy about keeping the piles straight. I'm happy with my purchase!" —Maddie
Get a set of eight from Amazon for $14.99+ (available in three quantities).
13. Or a set of hoodie hangers so your most comfortable items can end their reign of terror on your normal clothes hangers.
Each hoodie hanger comes with a removable clip that allows you to lock the hoodie hangar onto smaller diameter rods or wire shelving.
Venalli Builds is an Overland Park, Kansas-based Etsy shop.
14. An eyeglasses organizer that'll keep your expanding collection right where you can see 'em!
Promising review: "I works perfect for glasses. I have about six pairs of sunglasses and two pairs of reading glasses, and they all fit perfectly. I bought it to keep the top of my dresser organized. I got the grey color and it matches my room quite nicely. It is pretty flimsy plastic, so keep that in mind. I have loved it so far." —McKenzi
Get it from Amazon for $15.99 (available in seven colors).
15. A hanging jewelry organizer that'll keep your baubles separated and tidy so you can ACTUALLY wear all those great things you already have.
Promising review: "I needed something that would save me space, but where I could still see all of my jewelry. These things are extremely durable. I bought two of them, and I have probably 50 or so necklaces on one side and maybe 30 pairs of earrings on the other side. There is not a single tear in it. In the other one I keep nail polishes. It is very convenient because you can see all the colors and it does not take up that much space." —Nellie F.
16. A hanging boot organizer in case you've spent a lot (like A LOT) of cash on your footwear and need to take better care of it. Step one, get it up and off the floor! *Plus* this'll help you see what you have, so you don't end up with a fourth pair of black cowboy boots. (Unless you're a well-dressed spider.)
But Marie wouldn't make you feel bad about being lazy again. You've just gotta maintain!
Promising review: "Sometimes I'd waste time digging for the matching pair I was hoping to wear. I've been wanting to buy the Boot Butler, but was hesitant because of the price. After some time and frustration (especially with boot season approaching), I bought the Boot Butler for myself in October, as an early Christmas gift. WHY DID I WAIT SO LONG?! I loved it so much, I bought a second set a couple months later and am now contemplating buying another. I love that my boots aren't in a pile anymore; that they are easy to find and see, and I don't have to shuffle huge plastic boot boxes around, (an option I tried before and was not happy with)." —ZAR
Get a set for five pairs from Amazon for $69.99.
17. A valet rod might honestly change your life when it comes to getting dressed every morning.
18. Or if you prefer a more industrial look, a pipe wall hook will add to your room's aesthetic while serving as a sturdy holder for some hanging clothes.
William Roberts Vintage is a Florida-based small biz that specializes in custom clothing racks.
Promising review: "This was the perfect addition to a walk-in closet we built for my mother-in-law. She places her 'everyday' items on it. Easy to install. Timely delivery. Looks great!! Thank you!" —bp
19. A tie holder for storing as many as 20 ties and keeping them in tip-top shape in between wears. Go ahead, buy a couple. Dozen.
20. A scarf organizer that'll make it easy to slip your accessories on and off — unlike the organizers of the loop variety!
Trust me, loop scarf organizers are a pain to use! One is hanging up in my coat closet!
Promising review: "I have tried several different scarf hangers that were felted to prevent slipping, but the openings were mostly too small so the scarves ended up very wrinkled and were a pain to pull through the holes. It's pretty easy to slip each scarf on and off the rods. They are less wrinkled than on the other hangers I have used. It is very sturdy construction of metal, which makes it heavier but I guess more durable. The coating is pretty. The only negative I have is that there are two tiny imperfections in the coating which might snag some of my delicate scarves. I made sure to put my delicate scarves on the side that didn't have any flaws." —William Spillers
Get it from Amazon for $12.99 (available in four finishes).
21. A closet organizing system out of the box if you're starting from scratch. Which, honestly, is a great problem to have!
Having your bedazzled box clutches on display makes for gorgeous 'grams but not so much for everyday function. This set has everything you need (including the hardware) to turn a blank closet into a great start. The larger size includes 132" of hanging space, 216" of shelf space (includes 36" shoe shelf), and is configured for 5'–8' wide closets.
Promising review: "This is great. I tripled my storage capacity on the back wall of my closet. I also cut down the old 8' section of shelving and integrated it into this shelving system with some extra brackets from a local hardware store. No part of this unit touches the floor like the cheaper version of this unit does. It is very sturdy. I had studs on 16" centers so this unit was perfect. I didn't have to drill new holes in the hanging bracket and most of the verticals caught studs, as well. I wish I had bought this sooner." —Ed
Get it from Amazon for $158.99.
22. An adjustable closet doubler that does exactly what its name says to help fill that dead space below your hanging tops.
Promising review: "This product has been one of my favorite Amazon finds, I’m not sure why I didn’t think of it sooner. It has doubled my closet space in my apartment where I can’t make any damage in terms of adding another permanent shelf — so this has been a perfect solution. It was easy to assemble and is sturdy. I’ve had it for a couple of weeks now with no issue. Your closet has to be pretty high for this to work or else your shirts above are going to get caught on the hangers below and for my case, some of my shirts are dragging on the floor — just keep this in mind when you’re thinking about purchasing." —Alex
Get it from Amazon for $14.97.
23. A steel tank top hanger to finally hold your favorite tanks and camis in a way that's easily searchable than rolled up in your drawers.
Promising review: "I love the crap out of this thing! I have so many camis that I use as undershirts for work and they were always being folded up and crammed into a drawer, taking up way too much space. After putting away half of my shirts on this two-pack, I knew I needed to buy another pack! It's so easy to take the shirts on and off without messing around with any of the others. This organizer is perfect for my needs in freeing up a drawer and taking up little space in my closet." —Tessa
Get a three-pack from Amazon for $20.
24. A sturdy pants hanger that'll fit five pairs in one-fifth the space of regular hangers.
Promising review: "These were exactly what I was hoping they would be. They are extremely sturdy (a little heavy but not too heavy), they held my pants in place (due to the S shape you can quickly see what is on the entire hanger without having to move things around), and they give my closet that extra space I desperately needed. I will also mention that they were packaged probably better than any other thing I've ever received. The care and time it took to package them that well was incredible. I would clearly buy again and plan to! :)" —Colleen Noyes
Get it from Amazon for $9.99.
25. Fabric storage bags you can shove out-of-season clothes into and then under your bed.
Promising review: "I was concerned that these might be too flimsy, but they are sturdy and durable. I was pleased to find it zips from both ends. I decided to store sweaters, sweat shirts and jackets in one of them. They freed up room in my closet but are still easy to get." —Kindle Customer
Get a pack of two from Amazon for $9.34+ (available in six colors).
26. A stylish garment rack if you're COMPLETELY out of room in your closet, even with all sorts of clever additions and accessories.
Promising review: "Perfect solution for 1860s farmhouse with next to zero closet space. Using for jacket storage in spare room and love this so much! I’ve shopped around for a long time reading extensively on reviews prior to purchasing this item and it is sturdy and practical, as well as eye catching. It doubles as storage and vintage style decor that fits our home ideally." —Jetta D
27. A cedar wood closet divider to help you better locate the stuff already in your closet. Look at you being so organized!
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