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Behind a pair of doors in most bedrooms, you expect to find a standard 8-foot-wide by 3-foot-deep closet. But in this bedroom storage space, size is where predictability stops. The organization starts with standard fare: a plastic-coated wire closet system. But beyond the shelving and chrome hanging rods, you'll find versatile wooden-frame drawers, pressboard compartments, and canvas bins, all mounted easily on vertical supports. Add a mix of containers to the plan, and you've created a layout that is organized for personalized storage in a single spot with limited square footage.
On one side, wire shelves holding boxes of shoes and accessories complement a pair of hanging rods. Wooden drawers strategically mounted waist-high provide bureau-style storage for undergarments, while creating a small vanity area for finishing touches. Below the drawers, cubbies make it easy to see and access another dozen pairs of shoes.
Acrylic shoeboxes make finding the right footwear fun. Simply pop open the box's drop-down front, grab, and go. These specialty boxes come with slits in the bottom to accommodate extra-high heels or larger widths and lengths.
Fabric-covered boxes are labeled to hold different groups of clothing designed for different purposes. With a folded step stool tucked away on the floor, off-season clothes, extra purses, linens, and more can be retrieved from a high top shelf.
A decorative napkin holder cleverly repurposed to hold a wallet, pairs nicely with a leather tray and jewelry tree to keep personal accessories at fingertips.
Bureau-style drawers are outfitted with fabric-covered drawer organizers keep underclothing tidy. A sachet adds a sweet scent.
Multiple sections with hanging bars are positioned on both sides of the closet to accommodate hanging shirts and other short length apparel. Baskets slipped into open shelving hold folded items, and undergarments stash privately in canvas drawers. Shoes are within easy reach -- either from a slanted wire shoe shelf or in see-through storage boxes.
A rolling trolley for pants, left, adds an upscale touch to this closet portion, neatly organizing slacks on cedar posts.
Premade pallets of thin cedar planking and a chrome vertical divider, above, snap into place on a wire shelf to keep folded clothing neatly stacked and separated by type, season, or owner.
Clear storage boxes reveal what's inside, so no more digging for items. Plus, these small boxes neatly organize jewelry in a single space.
Label holders guide you easily through your morning routine. Affix these holders to shelf fronts to designate spots for specific clothing items, which make it easy to find what you're looking for. These labels also make putting away clean clothes a breeze.
Organize your closet and claim every inch of space. Determine what you should keep and what to toss by answering the following questions: Does it fit? Do you wear it? Is it in good shape? If you answer no to any of these, consider it safe to get rid of it.
With pressed shirts, jackets, and dresses taking up most of the hanging space, this clever wall-mounted trouser rack fits snugly on the depth of the side wall and provides 10 spots to hang dress pants. Plus, the rods swivel, making it easy to grab just one pair of pants at a time.
A pair of stick-on utility hooks helps squeeze every inch of space out of this slender wall. Easy to use and cheap, these hooks are deceptively strong and keep soft items from getting crushed.
When winter is done, bulky jackets and sweaters don't need to steal prime hanging or shelf space in your closet. Instead, stash them in a large cardboard box on the top shelf. Clean winter boots will fit nicely alongside, and when it's time to bundle up again, out-of-season summer clothes and sandals can take their place.
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