shutterstock_203365204Reach-in closets are a home organizer’s dream come true, especially if you don’t have tons of space to work with. Reach-in closets can either be totally fabulous or dull and plain, but whichever one yours looks like, it could use an upgrade to be the best it can be.


Reach-in closets can be incredibly practical when it comes to space savings. Most likely, yours could be more efficient with its space, which explains why you occasionally envy your friends with bigger, more spacious closets. However, when equipped with the right tools and advice, you will quickly realize that reach-in closets can be some of the best types of closets around. All you need is a little creativity — and a little know-how.

Use height to your advantage

Reach-in closets are not at all about depth — their true forte lies in their vertical space. The key is to create a storage oasis that has a place for everything stored in your closet. If everything has a place, nothing should be left out to leave clutter.


The chances are good that your reach-in closet is not yet designed with efficiency as its strongest suit. That is where you come in. Find a solution to create extremely efficient, practical storage that utilizes every inch of vertical space your closet has without the unnecessary space fillers. Your closet should function the way you do: organized, efficient, and smart.

Don’t underestimate the power of hanging

Hanging up clothes, when done correctly, can save you tons of closet space. Not only that but hanging your clothes is also an easy way to keep them in tip-top condition. Hanging your clothes is a win-win situation, so take advantage by creating hanging space or using any hanging space that already exists.


If you find the hanging space your reach-in closet already has isn’t being used efficiently, try a closet solution (such as a second, lower rod) that will maximize the space you have. You won’t regret creating a hanging oasis for your dresses and blouses, trust us.


You should always accessorize — but not in the way you might think. Closet accessories include baskets, jewelry trays, drawers, valet poles, and a plethora of other options. These accessories are a way to store your items cleverly and easily, while still keeping your closet looking the way you want it to. Be sure to check out all the options out there to plan out which accessories will be best for your reach-in closet.

Shoe storage

Because there isn’t anywhere better for them, store your shoes on shoe shelves in your reach-in closet to reduce the amounts of piles and keep everything within easy reach. After all, what’s the point of having a reach-in closet if it isn’t easy to reach into? Shoes are one of those items that never seem to find their way back to where they belong, so make the solution convenient and simple. If you do, you may actually use it for those cute heels when you return from a night out.

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