The mosaic of Brooklyn’s real estate means some of us have attics and basements for storage while others are constantly stuck in a race for space as families accumulate possessions and memories. Here are our tips to prevent a closet craze.
Hung up on details
Install a second rod above your main one and double your hanging space. Use a stool or reaching rod for access. Cascading ‘S’ clips are like pulling the rabbit out of the hat to tier your clothes in one streamline column. Another magic trick is to use soda can tabs to pair hangers together, taking up only one hanger’s worth of space.
The fold and the beautiful
Knits should be folded to prevent hanger bumps. Have deep shelves, but not quite deep enough for two rows of sweaters? Insert organizing boxes that fill that space and stuff them with underwear, jewellery, accessories and socks.
An a-doorable solution
Get a hang-over-the-door shoe organizer, preferably one that allows you to put both shoes in a pair, inside the same pocket. On the other side of the door, hang 2 rows of towel racks purchased from your local hardware store and use them to hang ties, scarves and belts. If you’re hooked on our hacks for the closet, you’ll love this idea of using shower curtain rings on hangers to maximize space for lightweight accessors.