Closet organization has become a small industry. Multiple-shelf systems make far better use of closet space than the traditional one-shelf-and-a-rod configuration.
The calculator and tips below will help you determine how much hanging space you need for the amount of clothing you want to store.
Number of suits (man's or woman's, allow 2 1/2" for each) Number of dresses (allow 2") Number of skirts and slacks folded over hangers (allow 1 1/2") Number of men's shirts and woman's blouses (allow 1 1/4") Horizontal space needed for suits (42" tall) Horizontal space needed for dresses (60" tall) Horizontal space needed for skirts, slacks, shirts, and blouses (36" tall)
Please note: For your convenience, this calculation has been rounded up slightly.
Important reminder: Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of this calculation. But before purchasing materials for any project, please check amounts with your suppliers or contractors.