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Five Ways to Fit More in Your Closet

Thin shirts hanging on slim hangers in a closet. Image credit: Thirdman.

February 2024


When we designed and built Erie Station Village, we went out of our way to include big closets. Some units even have walk-in closets. But have you ever met anyone that’s said they have too much closet space? Doubtful. We all seem to be looking to fit more in the finite space we have. But fear not! With a few clever strategies, you can maximize your closet space and make room for everything. Here are five practical ways to manage your closet storage.

Consider Your Hangers

Do you have a thin silk blouse on a thick wood hanger? You’re allowed to have more than one type of hanger. So, consider using rubber or velvet slim hangers for those thin garments. Another way to create more space in your closet is by using double or multi-layer hangers. These hangers allow you to hang two or more items in the space of one. They are perfect for items like shirts, blouses, and lightweight jackets. You can also find specialized hangers for pants that let you hang several pairs on one hanger.

Seasonal Rotation

Our closets often get crowded because they’re filled with clothes we don’t currently need. A great way to free up space is to rotate your clothes seasonally. Store your off-season garments in under-bed storage containers. This not only creates more space but also makes it easier to see and choose from the clothes you’re currently wearing.

Maximize Vertical Space

Often, the vertical space in a closet is underutilized. Look up, and you might find ample space for additional shelves or hanging rods. Adding an extra rod below the existing one is perfect for shorter items like shirts and skirts. You can also add shelves or hanging organizers for shoes, bags, and other accessories.


Sometimes, the best way to make more room is simply to declutter. Go through your clothes and be honest about what you wear and what you don’t. Donating or selling clothes that no longer fit or aren’t your style anymore can free up a surprising amount of space. Once you’ve decluttered, organize what’s left.

Use Closet Organizers

Closet organizers can be a game-changer in maximizing space. Drawer dividers, shelf dividers, hanging shelves, and shoe racks can all help keep your clothes organized and accessible. These tools allow you to use every inch of your closet efficiently. And you don’t necessarily have to invest in an expensive organizer, you can upcycle things like old bookshelves or small dressers into new closet storage units. While you’re organizing, don’t forget about the back of the door. It’s a great place for hanging scarves, belts, or jewelry.

Remember, a well-organized closet is not only pleasing to the eye but also makes getting dressed a more enjoyable and efficient experience. And while you’re thinking about closets, you can see detailed floorplans with measurements of all our Erie Station Village apartments and townhomes here.