How to work with limited closet space

Not every apartment/ home you move into will a have the best closet space. In cases like that, you will have to learn to work with the small closet that you have. It may take a bit of creativity, but do not fear, it can be done!


As you acquire more and more clothes or just as more time goes by, go through your closet every once and a while and get rid of clothes that you have not worn in a long time, are too small or too big for you, or are just plain out of style. You’d be surprised at how many articles of clothing are stashed up in your closet that you have not worn in ages. You can try to sell the clothes to a consignment store or even better, you can donate it for a good cause.

Try shelves

I for one, hate putting my clothes on shelves, but when you have limited space, those shelves in your closet can be a lifesaver. Clothes that don’t require ironing or clothes that you don’t wear often can be placed on the shelves to make more room on the hangers for clothes that wrinkle easily or that you wear often.

Try outside of your closet as well

Florida, for example, does not have very many cold weeks, so winter clothes like heavy coats and jackets and scarves, can be put in boxes and bins under the bed or in a dresser. Learn to make use of the space around you.

Living in a small space does not have to mean struggling to find a space for your things.