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Maximize hanging space in your closet economically!

Sunday, February 19, 2017 5:00 PM | Cindy Greenleaf (Administrator)


Even after you have gotten rid of all the clothes in your closet that don’t fit you, have holes in them or you simply don’t like them anymore,  your remaining clothes are still jammed tight on the closet rod.

The National Association of Professional Organizers in Michigan wants to share a tip on

how to make the most of your closet rod space at little cost!

Often when we hang clothes in our closet, we tend to hang them horizontally and forget about all the vertical space that is available as well. When hanging blouses, shirts, pants and skirts, the space below these items is wasted when the clothes are hung horizontally.  Hanging clothes vertically maximizes on the rod space available and allows you to easily see what is in your closet.

An inexpensive way to gain rod space and achieve vertical hanging is as follows – use pop can pull tab or shower curtain rings to attach the coat hangers together in a vertical chain.

You’ll need to detach the pop can tabs from empty pop cans until you get what you need.  Give them a quick rinse, if needed, because you’ll want them to be clean.  Or hit the Dollar store to pick up the shower curtain rings, either metal or plastic.  Make sure you know how many you’ll need before you go shopping. 

Simply put the pop can pull tab or shower curtain ring through the hook of the coat hanger and layer the clothes vertical.  This is a great way to keep like with like and allows you to see very clearly what is in your closet while maximizing the space you have available.

Article submitted by Chapter member, Soo Porter, Professional Organizer and Founder of Your Cluttered


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