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Coat Closet a Mess? Here's How To Make the Most of Your Space

Transform your small, messy coat closet into a storage savvy area.

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April 24, 2024 at 11:02 PM PST
Closet Coat Closet Organization

Coat Closet a Mess? Here's How To Make the Most of Your Space

Transform your small, messy coat closet into a storage savvy area.

By
April 24, 2024 at 11:02 PM PST

Coat closets provide extra space in your home to store seasonal outerwear, cleaning products, shoes, or anything else that you may see fit, and having a well-organized coat closet can make all the difference. Because it holds all your home essentials, over time, it can overflow and become cluttered.

Every inch of your coat closet space can be used in order to optimize it the right way. From shoe racks to additional shelving, you can create storage solution ideas that’ll help you instantly make the most of your coat closet. Using these tips, you can create a storage-savvy area to keep your coat closet tidy, neat, and extremely organized. Here’s how to do it.

Don’t neglect your door space.

When it comes to working with small spaces, don’t neglect the door. It can be used to hang lightweight items like hats, gloves, light jackets and more. Investing in an over-the-door storage solution frees up the floor and other areas of the closet and will be the ultimate game changer. The storage solution ideas are plentiful—consider installing hooks to hang handbags, purses, and umbrellas or small baskets that’ll hold cleaning products.

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Ditch the wire hangers and opt for quality ones.

If it’s a wire hanger, throw it out and invest in quality hangers that offer coordination. Using coordinated hangers not only makes your coat closet look visually pleasing, but they can save space, too. Depending on the type of hangers you use, you can hang up multiple coats and other clothing apparel on one hanger. It’s a double win! This also maximizes your rod space. Seek hangers that still align with your personal style and provide durability, are made of quality material, and have great design.

Organize the upper shelf.

Not all coat closets are the same, but many of them come with a top shelf. It’s the best area to place your baskets and bins of all sizes. If your closet is tall and deep, there may be even more space to install another shelf above or below the original one for additional room. Think of any small, miscellaneous item that can go in your bins to make sure each item has a home. From card games and seasonal items to a bin full of phone and computer chargers, this storage solution is top-tier. For a modern and clean touch, use labels for each bin or container, making it easier to put things back.

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Don’t forget the closet floor.

Where do you put of all those extra shoes that no longer fit in your bedroom closet? You guessed it. Use the floor space in your coat closet to store shoes. Opt for new shelving or shoe organizers and racks that neatly keep your shoes in one designated space. Whether it’s slippers to run errands or your favorite sneakers for a workout, be strategic with the size of your racks to make sure you’re getting the most out of your floor room.

Wall space shouldn’t go untouched.

Where there’s empty and open wall space, there’s room for another organizational idea. You’ve used all of your hangers, your door is full, and the upper shelf is packed and stacked, leaving your wall. If you’re looking for more room, don’t overlook the empty wall space in between these areas. Use it to install vertical storage solutions such as an accordion-style wall coat rack. It’s slim, sturdy, and fits right in.

Turn on the lights.

Deep closets make it hard to see and grab your go-to clothing to head out the door. This is especially true if your entryway area lacks natural lighting. Solve that problem by installing simple lighting. Opt for motion-sensored lighting or small puck lights that turn on with the press of a button.



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