14 Awesome Closet Storage Hacks
When you need to squeeze some more storage space into a closet, you need to think outside the box. Check out these great closet storage hacks!
Add-On Clothes Rod
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Closet Nook Shelves
Wire shelves are available in a variety of widths. Measure the width and depth of the space. Then choose the correct shelving and ask the salesperson to cut the shelves to length for you. Subtract 3/8 in. from the actual width to determine the shelf length. Buy a pair of end mounting brackets and a pair of plastic clips for each shelf.
Double-Decker Closet Rod
Locate studs on the back wall of the closet with a stud finder. Then attach metal brackets to the studs. Use a level to align the brackets along the top. Space the brackets no more than 32 in. apart. Need even more storage? Check out these easy ways to expand your closet space.
Clothing Storage Solutions: DIY Tiered Hangers
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Two-Story Closet Shelves
We cut the supports 16 in. long, but you can place the second shelf at whatever height you like. Screw the end supports to the walls at each end. Use drywall anchors if you can’t hit a stud. Then mark the position of the middle supports onto the top and bottom shelves with a square and drill 5/32-in. clearance holes through the shelves. Drive 1-5/8-in. screws through the shelf into the supports. You can apply this same concept to garage storage. See how to build double-decker garage storage shelves here.
Belt and Other Hang-Ups
Shoe Storage Booster Stool
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Use Shoe Shelves, not Cubbies
Take a look at a wall-to-wall closet if you think that might be a solution for closet storage.