Remove any extra hangers on the rod. Our organizers are often able to get about to get 6-12” more hanging space by just removing all the extra hangers!
First and foremost, pare down! You might automatically think you are wearing or want to keep all of your clothing, but if you start pulling out items one at a time, you will probably find that there are clothing items you just don’t really like or don’t fit well.
See if you can raise your clothing rod so you can have another clothing rod installed below it. Don’t need another clothing rod? See if you can install a shoe organizer or sweater boxes below it.
Look at the back of the door. This can be a good place to install hooks for holding scarves, belts, hats or hoodies. Or you could install a valet rod and hang a few large items on hangers, such as bathrobes or dresses.
If you have a long shelf above your clothing rod, you can install shoe organizers or boxes for less frequently worn clothing up there. Plan to have these items go all the way to the ceiling (you might want to keep a small step ladder in your closet to access these items.)
Look at how you’re folding items on the shelves. Sometimes you can get more items on the shelves simply by folding them differently.
When you’ve done all of that but you still need more room, see if there is another room in your house (perhaps a home office or guest room?) where you can set up a portable garment rack and hang an entire category of clothes. For example, maybe you move all of your dressy clothes or all of your jackets and blazers out of your bedroom closet.
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