13 Beautiful Organization Ideas For People Without Closet Space

Very recently, I found myself tackling something I have dreamed of doing since I was 15 years old — trekking up and down Manhattan, looking for an apartment to rent. It’s something that I knew would be stressful and exciting, and I was especially keen to see what my allotted monthly budget would afford me in such a town. After what seemed like hours of sprinting up and down flights of stairs, dodging pedestrians with my sopping wet umbrella and hauling my crossbody bag full of paperwork, we had made it through.

Although we still haven’t found our perfect place just yet, I walked away with an incredibly different perspective on the amount of space that 2 people have to fit their lives into. It became apparent to me that I would have learn how to utilize every inch of my apartment and make it count. Closet space (or lack thereof ) will undoubtedly be the biggest challenge for me. Having lived in the suburbs all my life, this was an area that I never had to think about organizing smartly or simplifying. As I prepare myself for the Big Move, I’ve began researching tips and tricks to make these tiny alcoves work, while maintaining an aesthetically pleasing looks while being functional.

Sweater dividers

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A simple linen lined Hhamper

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Properly stack your heels & boots

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A corner hanging rod to make use of wasteful space

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Remove closet doors to make the space appear larger & more open

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Wire jewelry hanger

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Consider an oversized mirror to contrast small spaces

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Use small stylish baskets for scarves, tights & leggings

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Decorate the wall behind it with paint or decals for visual interest.

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Color coordinate to increase the feeling of deliberate organization.

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Add simple lighting to the inside of your cheap standing wardrobe, like this IKEA one.

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Get a small shelving unit to store your purses or accessories.

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No matter what, get cute hangers, because why not!

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