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    25 Problem-Solving Products For Your Tiny But Overflowing Closet

    Ah, yes, the tale as old as time: The Lion, the Witch and the Overstuffed Wardrobe.

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    1. A hanger stacker to give you store-worthy organization in an instant. Because the first step to tidying up your closet is arming yourself with the right tools... the right tools NOT being a tangled up mess of coat hangers.

    This simple structure arranges them in a system so you can easily grab one and hang without the headache.

    Promising review: "Working in retail for a million years, I know how amazing these can be in keeping your life less chaotic! I put off ordering for months, and I'm mad at myself that I did, because these beat a box of hangers hands-down! I ordered two, one for dress/shirt hangers and one for skirt/pant hangers. They arrived today, seem to be made of the same metal that I've used in retail stores, appear to be sturdy, and are super easy to assemble! The only thing I had to stop and think about is which side of the base should face up. It comes with all the hardware and tool for assembly. A great buy!" —KatieLee333

    Get it from Amazon for $18.61.

    2. A waterfall hanger solution that allows you to store just as many items in your closet, but frees up a bucketload of rod space. This + you = 🤯.

    Just look at all that new usable space!

    Promising review: "Not sure why I didn’t expect them to work as well as it sounds... but they absolutely work as well as they sound! Makes MUCH more room in my closet. I used for purses, jackets, tank tops, dresses and has been holding very well. When I need something, just push the others aside and raise up the one I need. Very pleased with my purchase!" —Dennis A. Evans

    Get a four-pack on Amazon for $8.99+ (available in five quantities).

    3. An ingenious hat organizer for folks who own an unreasonable amount of caps. If you have no idea how to organize your plethora of accessories, this straps onto a hanger or clothes rack to perfectly arrange everything.

    reviewer image of the hat organizer with neat stack of hats

    This can hold up to 10 items.

    Promising review: "This is a perfect cap holder. Takes up little room and is well made. The clips have the perfect tension. I did clip on a ball cap that I rarely wear for about a week to make sure it wouldn't leave a mark on the cap and it did not! I highly recommend this product." —CarolAnne

    Get it from Amazon for $10.99.

    4. A 10-shelf hanging organizer equipped with accessory hooks *and* 12 storage pockets — because corralling your accessories, sweatshirts, and other miscellaneous items has never been easier.

    the hanging organizer full with hats and shoes and close ups of the hanging hooks and pockets with more belongings able to be stored
    DashHomeGoods / Etsy

    Dash Home Goods is a family-run Etsy shop based out of Colorado that specializes in home organization solutions — and 10% of their profits go to supporting the Volunteers of Outdoor Colorado.

    Promising review: "I love my new hat rack, I seriously have too many hats but some spots fit two of my soft hats, thinking about getting another one, this shop was amazing, got here quick and nice communication with the shop owners ~oh side pockets for gloves, this is amazing!!"—Customer

    Get it from DashHomeGoods on Etsy for $25.49.

    5. A collection of cotton storage bins to arrange your bath and bed essentials in a neat and distinct way, one that won't lead to an avalanche of linens toppling over every time you open the closet. These flip open from the front as well to save you from rummaging to the bottom of the pile, *and* you can label them!

    Towels by Gus

    Towels by Gus is a small, family-run business based in Sonoma, California, specializing in bath towels and linens made from 100% US-grown cotton.

    Promising review: "Finally my piles of linens and towels stay put! I use the flip down front to pull out the bottom towel without the whole pile tumbling over! ! Saves so much time on constantly refolding everything in my linen closet. Great design!" —Jill K.

    Get them from Towels by Gus for $25 (available in three sizes and two colors).

    6. An over-the-door organizer that will store more than just shoes. Tiny but overflowing pantry closet? Overrun cleaning closet? This sweeps items up from off the floor and surfaces and into roomy compartments that can fit up to 24 things.,

    Promising review: "Having no place to store my shoes was driving me nuts, and I was always tripping over shoes. I wasn’t sure if the pockets in the organizer would be large enough for my Crocs, but they fit perfectly when I put the shoes in heel first. (For reference: my Crocs are women’s size 9). I was able to get two pairs of sneakers in the last two sets of pockets as well. The pockets seem to be well made, and I’m confident that this shoe organizer will last." —A. Roach

    Get it from Amazon for $9.87+ (available in three colors).

    7. Space-saving vacuum bags to magically transform your cluttered closet into a wardrobe full o' air to wave your hands around in (or, you know, to store other things in). With these, you can seasonally compartmentalize home goods you don't need for the next few months — one suck of a vacuum and behold, your puffy comforter virtually vanishes.

    Reviewer before and after image of their blankets in a closet compressed after using the vacuum bags

    Promising review: "This is a supreme product. The bags are made of thick, quality plastic. It is very easy to seal and to vacuum. I placed a dryer sheet in each sealed bag to keep the clothes smelling fresh. My closet looks so well-organized, I have much more room and my winter clothes are stored safely and beautifully. I highly recommend this product." —AA

    Get a pack of six from Amazon for $25.99+ (available in four sizes).

    8. Or a pack of hanging vacuum bags if your fashion tastes are best described as "too many clothes for the amount of wardrobe real estate I have." These space-savers have airtight seals that will make even bulky winter coats flat as a pancake *and* when everything is neatly hung up, you can actually see what's stored away.

    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 set of four from Amazon for $23.79 (available in two colors).

    9. An S-shaped nonslip hanger that increases hanging space ~five-fold~ for pants, skirts, scarves, you name it — and reviewers say these don't leave a deep fold crease in your clothes, either!

    Reviewer image of the S-shaped hanger with seven pairs of leggings on it

    Promising review: "We live in an RV, and storage space is tight. These are perfect for hanging my slacks without taking up a ton of space!" —Dawn Frutchey

    Get a four-pack from Amazon for $17.55 (available in multiple quantities and three colors).

    10. Shoe stackers if you're known for having a collection that could fit an entire store. These slots have an adjustable height so you can layer your mules, sneakers, and heels on the nonslip grooves. Now you've cleared that up, is it time for a new pair?


    Promising review: "Talk about a space SAVER. I have lots of shoes and wasn’t sure if I should get shelf dividers or not and glad I didn’t because these worked perfectly. Easy to adjust for heels/taller shoes and the shoes don’t slide off either. (I have mine backwards (I think?) cause I like the look better but you can flip them around for easier access to the other shoe)" —Tyeler

    Get a 20-pack from Amazon for $33.99 (available in two colors).

    11. An aesthetically timeless storage bed which lifts up instead of having drawers that pull out — the perfect solution if your bed happens to be wedged in a tight, awkward spot. Aka it compensates for the lack of closet space you might be experiencing if you have a city-based apartment (#me).


    Promising review: "Absolutely great!! Huge storage compartment. Beautiful bed, easy to keep the room clutter free — especially when you have a teenage boy. Easy to open and close, and even easier to make the bed when it's open/up. Great material, fairly simple to put together (MUST FOLLOW INSTRUCTIONS). Definitely worth EVERY PENNY!!" —Nandab22

    Get it from Ikea for $499.00 (available in sizes full/double and queen; and two finishes).

    12. A hanging T-shirt organizer if you're sharing a closet with someone who's ever exclaimed "aren't dresser drawers meant to stay open?!" These ingenious rolls can store anything from T-shirts to pants and even linen items, so you can take care of their sloppiness and maximize your wardrobe space.

    The 16 roll storage hanger

    The Roll Keeper is a small, woman-owned business based in Washington. They create unique, handcrafted storage solutions.

    Promising review: "These Roll Keepers made it so much easier to store my T-shirts, jeans, towels...etc leaving ample room in my closet or drawers for additional items. I only need one hanger to hang 12 to 16 items! I definitely recommend this item for those who have limited space and wish to be more organized while looking less cluttered. I will be purchasing more." —Shanette Labonte

    Get it from TheRoll Keeper on Etsy for $15.99 (holds 16 rolls).

    13. An eight-cell shoe storage bag to put that underutilized, under-the-bed space to good use. Pop seasonal sneaks and sandals in this if you're lacking space to house all your footwear.

    reviewer photo of the shoes in the case

    Each cell fits men’s size 11 shoes and women’s size 9.5 shoes (including four-inch high heels).

    Promising review: "I couldn't wait to use it right after I got it. You can put other small stuff other than shoes in the blocks, and just slide in under the bed — very convenient and practical. The plastic sheet is good feature to prevent any dust and it can be hung up in my closet with side handles. It helps me to clean my bedroom a lot." —Junyuan Tsang

    Get it from Amazon for $21.99.

    14. A bronze garment rack for an elegant, fuss-free way to display your bulky winter clothes that can't quite squeeze into your closet. You've always wanted your bedroom to resemble the look of a stylish Parisian boutique, anyway!

    The bronze rack

    Promising review: "I cannot say enough good things about this product! I was looking for a bigger clothing rack as I have a lot of clothes and no closet space. This one is longer and bigger than all of the other ones I looked at. It was super easy to put together. I had never assembled anything by myself before but all I needed was a screwdriver to put this together by myself. I have had this rack now for about six months and it is holding up so well! I have a ton of clothes on it — including lots of heavy sweaters — and it is super sturdy!" —LRV27

    Get it from Amazon for $29.87 (available in two colors).

    15. A standing mirror that moonlights as an armoire, aka the crème de la crème of space-saving furniture. So now you can finally free up your surfaces from overflowing jewelry boxes and disguise any unsightly clutter instantly.

    The white mirror open revealing storage options

    Promising review: "This is great for getting organized! My necklaces no longer are piled together or hanging on several different jewelry holders. This has saved me so much space from the holders and multiple jewelry boxes. It really just looks like a mirror stand instead of a jewelry box. I also love that it locks." —K. Patrick

    Get it from Amazon for $119.99 (available in two finishes).

    16. An adjustable hanging rod that'll expand your closet space and help you achieve Instagram-worthy perfection faster than you can say "wardrobe refresh!" The horizontal rod has the ability to go from 18 to 30 inches wide and it can be maneuvered up and down to assist you with hard to reach items.

    Amazon / Via, Amazon / Via

    Reviewers mention that this is a dream for small and big closets, alike!

    Promising review: "I love using this to add extra capacity in my client's closets (I'm a professional organizer). It's easy to put together, looks attractive, and is easily adjustable. I haven't had any complaints about durability, so I assume they are holding up well! Can't beat it for the price." —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $14.97.

    17. A convenient metal rack for tall (and short) boots, that way your knee highs can stay intact and sit elevated on display (instead of crumpled up in a dark corner of your closet).

    The four-tiered shoe shelf with tall and short shoes and a ledge to place other accessories on top

    This conveniently stores 12 pairs of shoes at once.

    Promising review: "For the price, the shoe rack is sturdy, stylish and very spacious for small feet! I don’t have a closet space so I’ve been trying to create more with what i have and this fits perfect. Makes it feel more like furniture rather than storage and i love that the wood top makes it feel like an end table perfect for putting a candle and some decorations." —ladonna

    Get it from Target for $35.

    18. Drawer organizers if you've ever gone on a treasure hunt for that one nude thong so you can wear your white jeans. Finally, a thing of the past, thanks to dividers that take care of your mess of bras, socks, and underwear alike.

    A reviewer's before/after of a messy drawer, with the same drawer neatly organized in these bins
    Amazon / Via

    Each set comes with four bins: a six-cell (for scarves, hankies, and ties), an eight-cell (for undies), a seven-cell (for bras), and a 24-cell (for socks). They're also collapsable and fold flat if you need to store them away!

    Promising review: "No matter how neatly I fold my bras and underwear, they always seem to become a big jumble in the drawer. These organizers are perfect for keeping everything in place, and you won't forget about those items you own that end up buried at the back." —M. Hanson

    Get the set of four from Amazon for $15.97 (available in seven colors).

    19. Or a set of honeycomb dividers if you have narrow drawers that are best described as a disaster. This'll melt your morning stress since you can organize as many mismatched pairs of socks as you need, because these separators are a) adaptable, and b) easy to snap together to fit in almost any space.,

    The set snaps together with maximum dimensions of 14 x 13.5 x 2.5 inches, but you can snap more packs together if you want to maximize drawer space!

    Promising review: "These are very nice and easy to put together. I bought six sets to organize my entire family's drawers and they do exactly as promised. I love how they can be cut to fit too! My drawer sizes were just a smidgen smaller than the honeycombs if I laid them vertical so I cut the ends off to fit them better. Easy!!! They look great! The snaps are sturdy too. You can hear them click in so you know you did it right. They held all of our underwear, socks, and even our belt/tie accessories. I am extremely happy with these!" —A.K.

    Get a pack of two from Amazon for $15.99.

    20. A coat rack and storage shelf to bring style, convenience, and order to a usually chaotic entryway — otherwise known as an extension of the wardrobe space you were promised but never given.

    The coat rack

    Promising review: "It’s a great fit in my small house! It’s lightweight and I was able to put it together by myself with the tool that was supplied. Fits lots of shoes and coats. I don’t have it mounted to the wall since we aren’t allowed to put holes in them, and it still holds up well!" —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $69.99 (available in four styles).

    21. A towel holder shaped like gigantic clothes pins that, I don't know about you, are the interior design item I didn't realize I needed until now. Just look at these functional and, dare I say, ~fashionable~ pegs! A great idea for overrun linen closets and bathroom areas with zero shelf space.


    BarwoodShop is a small Etsy shop based in Adirondack, New York that specializes in custom wood decor.

    Promising review: "Perfect! I just love these. We only have a small area to hang towels and this was just the solution we needed. Well made!" —Gretchen Santos

    Get it from BarwoodShop on Etsy for $28.97 (available in eight colors).

    22. A shirt folder which you'll be patting yourself on the back for every time you use it from now until the end of time. Seamlessly crisp folding in less than five seconds will make laundry day an absolute breeze, and the space your shirts will now take up? Halved.,

    Promising review: "My first reaction was 'Why did I buy this?' because when I opened the box and wasn't too convinced by the way it looked. Then I gave it a try with a couple shirts I had just washed and next thing you know I simply had to do my entire drawer! Everything folds so pretty, neat, and easy. I still couldn't believe it, so I ended up organizing our bedsheets and towels. I am amazed at how much of a game changer this is. It's a must try! I am in love with how beautiful it leaves my clothes." —Jesus Antonio Vedia

    Get it from Amazon for $16.99+ (available in two colors).

    23. Some shelf dividers to finally put an end to your stuffing tendencies. We're all guilty of it one way or another, but these handy separators will take care of haphazard shelves *and* help you effectively make use of the vertical space found at the top of your closet.

    Promising review: "If you need to Marie Kondo your closet, this is really useful and it looks really nice. I got the grey ones. Bought two to see how they were. Perfect. Bought six more. Loving it! It's also ready to install right away." —Nicolò R.

    Get a two-pack from Amazon for $10.49+ (available in two colors).

    24. An over-the-door flip valet because, sure, stick-on hooks are good for one item, but how about a tiered rack that can hold up to five garments? Now you can have your complete head-to-toe Zoom look on hand for early morning meetings, instead of rummaging around in your jam-packed closet.

    The over the door flip valet with grooves to hold hangers

    It has a 20 lb. weight capacity and can be wall-mounted or hung over a door!

    Promising review: "I wall mounted this floating rack just outside my sliding closet doors. Allows me to pull my blazer and belt from one side, set them hanging (instead of draping over the bed), while I choose the shirt and pants to match from the other side of the closet. Added benefits... 1) no more dog hair on the clothes, and 2) a great place to hang any damp clothes before going back into the closet. Exactly what I've been looking for!" —David J. Greenspun

    Get it from Amazon for $17.

    25. Or! If "discreet" happens to be your middle name, you can opt for compact wall mounts that can act as an additional hanging spot in your closet (and they fold away to look like a slim wall fixture when they're not in use).

    A lot of reviewers use these as a hang drying solution in their laundry room!

    Promising review: "Perfect space saver! Such a great idea! A good amount of hanging space when you need it, and is almost flush with the wall when you don’t. Super handy for my laundry room and master closet." —DMG

    Get a pack of two from Amazon for $14.99+.

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