13 Tricks That Squeeze Every Inch Out of a Small Closet

Your shoe collection is saved!

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Let's face it: Unless you're an Academy Award winner raking in $20 million a movie, you probably don't have enough closet space. And even then, maybe you don't. (Mo' money, mo' shoes, amirite?) Instead of cutting your clothing collection in half, use these tricks and products to create twice as much space as you had before. You can thank us later.

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1 Add Storage Under Clothes
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If you're cramped on space, place a small dresser and shoe rack beneath your hanging clothes. The top of the dresser can hold accessories, like hats or jewelry.

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Shoe Organizer, $35, amazon.com

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2 Get Creative
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To add additional hanging storage, hang a branch on an empty wall to double as a rack. It's functional and just seriously cool looking.

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Branch Hook, $15, amazon.com

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3 Baskets Are Your BFF
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Stack storage baskets to hold shoes, jewelry, accessories, workout clothes, PJ's, and more. You can throw a ton in those bins without making your space look cluttered.

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Storage Baskets, $21, amazon.com

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4 Rearrange Your Shoes
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The Container Store

Storing shoes is every girl's nightmare, but don't stress. You can fit more pairs on a shelf when you position each shoe facing the opposite direction. Try some cubbies to help keep everything tidy.

Shoe Organizer, $30, containerstore.com

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5 Use A Hanging Organizer
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Organize It All

You can double up the number of clothes you store in your closet by adding a second level with a rod. Not to mention it has hooks on the side for purses and other accessories. Even that early 2000s fedora you STILL can't part with (it's never going to happen, okay?!).

Closet Doubler, $18, amazon.com

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6 Hang Accessories
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View Along the Way

This sliding organizer, perfect for hanging scarves and belts, ensures easy access to the depths of your closet. And it's totally easy to DIY yourself!

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7 Use Specialized Hangers
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LavoHome

Buying custom designs will better fit the particular piece of clothing you're organizing. Pants, for example, can easily slide on and off of these hangers thanks to their open-ended design. And you'll be able to fit more into your closet, since they hang flat against each other.

Hangers, $12, amazon.com

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8 Hang Hooks
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Too many shoes and not enough space? Make use of little-used door space by offering each shoe its own S-hook.

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9 Keep Stacks Intact
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Evelots

Shelf dividers create organization where there was none before. Plus, the sides let you stack piles higher without fear that your sweaters will just topple over and end up on the ground. The worst.

Shelf Dividers, $34, amazon.com

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10 Think Techie
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Stylebook

If a swath of nearly identical items choke your overly-full closet, consider giving a try. The app helps you log everything you own, and makes it easy create new looks you didn't even know you had. Basically, it's Clueless come to life.

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11 Stagger Clothes
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The Design Confidential

This idea's a little high-concept, but can help fill any closet efficiently. The differing heights separate clothes by type, and ensure longer items won't drag on the floor.

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12 Look Up
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Stylizmo

Don't worry, your shoe addiction is in good hands. A column of rods can turn an empty wall space into the perfect place for storing high heels.

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13 Use a Letter Organizer
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Design Darling

An acrylic mail file can hold clutches upright, which prevents creases and keeps bags within easy reach. Who would have thought?

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