Small Bedroom Closet Storage Ideas

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Small Bedroom Closet Storage Ideas

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Everyone’s biggest clutter culprit has got to be the bedroom closet. Shoving in the excess clutter and closing the door to hide them? Don’t worry, it’s normal.

When lazy off-days creep in or you just had an overwhelming week at work or school (or life, as a matter of fact), you don’t feel like organising things in your closet. Eventually they grow to be a pile of mess.

Keeping things neat and organised takes a bit of effort, but you know you’ll thank yourself for it. One of the ways to maintain a system inside your closet is to maximise your closet space and introduce some tidy organising essentials.

 

THE PURGE

Applying the 80/20 rule in the clothing world, there is a huge probability that 80% of your clothes are worn just about 20% of the time.

Before we get to the nitty-gritty part of things, we should have a good purge of items that you haven’t used for a very long time or those which do not fit you anymore.

Keep only those that you can confidently wear, make you feel good and you are positive of wearing them often. Some might find this first step difficult – letting go of clothes you once loved.

Here’s a tip: if you have not worn them or used them in the last 6 months, chances are, they don’t spark joy in you anymore.

Decluttering journey starts with 4 large boxes labelled as such:

For the closet ideas to work effectively, this step is actually really vital. Keeping rarely worn items or seasonal clothes separately in a nice storage box, away from your closet will help you create more space for the ones you wear on a regular basis.

Away from the closet means it will be stored in the basement or attic or garage, whichever place you made your storeroom.

Just 2 main rules:

  1. Take time to purge your stuff.
  2. Be responsible enough to have the ones in the ‘sell or donate’ box to be in decent conditions for the next owners to have.

After all that purging is done, now you can properly access your space and see how you can best organise your things.

Pause and look through your things once more. Anyone can buy organising items. Making them useful to you is knowing their purpose.

  • What are you storing?
  • How big would you need the shelf/drawer to be?
  • Is there enough space to place them inside the closet?

Here are the top 4 best closet storage ideas to keep your collections neat and proper.

 

SHOWER RINGS AND HOOKS

Besides rolling up those scarves or ties, you can hang them to shower rings. Attach the shower rings to a single hanger to make full use of space.


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The shower rings will create sub-hangers. Simply clip them onto your hanger and just slide in your scarves and or ties. 3-5 rings is good enough without it looking too bulky.

Personally I prefer to hang these small accessories as such instead of rolling them into cute sushi roll shapes. When they are hung, I find it much easier to visually pair which scarf to go with the outfit that I’m wearing for the day.

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Alternatively, some would opt to drill in a rod on the wall – which works fine too! Functionality-wise, both ideas work. The biggest question is whether displaying your scarves and ties out in the open would make your bedroom look a tad bit… unkempt. I’ll leave that for you to decide for yourself.

The rod would be a great addition for those who are not able to make hanger space in their smaller closets. With the rod, you would require shower hooks instead of the rings. Since rods are relatively wider than your hanger, opt for hooks instead of the shower rings. And this time, you can also start hanging a couple of your most used bags or purses too!


I’m recommending this Industrial Pipe Bar from Amazon. Unlike a clothes rod, this pipe is just 7 inches from the wall – which is perfect for hanging just your accessories. It’s originally sold as a bathroom towel rod, but honestly, this works on your bedroom walls too. A black steel pipe would go well with any interior styles.


CASCADING HANGERS

The next one is one of the most genius space-saving solutions for clothes I’ve ever come across: Cascading hangers.

They can be hung vertically, stretching downwards and reducing space on the closet rod.


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You can simply see from the image itself how much lesser the cascading hangers took for 10 pieces of clothes as compared to regular hangers. A 10 out of 10 must have.


Calling it the ‘magic hanger’, the highly reviewed and recommended cascading hangers on Amazon come in a pair that can fit 6 garments each. You can trust this one made of steel. Steel is more durable as compared to plastic so this guy will most likely last for quite some time! It will be sturdy enough to hang the heavier clothes like a jacket or a sweater. Each individual wavy grooves removes the chances of your clothes slipping out.

GET IT: Magic Hangers by House Day (12 Pack)

If you have the time, try organising your garments according to colors, shades and types and you’ll have a beautiful gradient of systematic closet. I have the hangers at home and they really are amazing. Sure, a pack of 12 is pricier than regular hangers. But when you can buy some closet space with money, you just have to spend it.

Having this hanger does not mean you can add more clothes! Do not get tempted to do that. Spare your eyes and your actual closet rod some mercy.

 

HANGING SHELVES

Personally I find the hanging shelf a very useful closet storage idea. Ease of access and completely in display for that few items that you use most often. For some, it’s used to place the outfit to wear the next day, from head to toe. Much like a display casing.

You’d want to find one that is sturdy to hang on your closet rod and one with the individual shelves that would not cave in. Something that can hold up your jeans and shoes well.

Simple Houseware’s shelf hanging organiser comes with 5 shelves and 6 side mesh pockets for extra storage room to slip in. What I love about this organiser is the quality of the fabric. It is thick enough, making it sturdy.



Despite its positive reviews of durability and value for money, be mindful of the things you store in this organiser. Best to keep within a reasonable weight limit!

 

 

GOOD OL’ BOXES

Most closets don’t come in with a lot of drawers, and that’s really alright. It gives you more freedom to design your own drawers.

Literally, however you want them to be.

The one organising idea that will never let you down. When we don’t have enough closet rod space to hang anymore things, and drilling a rod on your wall out in the open is not your thing – you get back to basics.

These organising cubes keep the overall look of your room neat by storing the clutter in them. A parent’s favourite to store their kids’ toys. Especially those boxes that come with a handle on the side that can act as a pull-out drawer.

From clothes and toys to bath towels or office supplies. There are literally hundreds of organising boxes out there that will suit to your taste! Label your boxes as you like.

I like my boxes plain so it’s easy to match with whichever furniture I have at home. Neutral tones like black, beige or grey gives you more flexibility. AmazonBasics has the cubes in those exact three colors, and also in very bold red and blue.

It really does help when it can be collapsed (or flattened) when I’m not using them too. 

 


THE SECRET IS DISCIPLINE

You can purge your unwanted items and buy all the four ideas suggested in this article. You can succeed in having a clean and organised closet.

How long can it last?

Like you, I get lazy too. Work is tiring. So is school. I know for a fact that being a parent of young children is SUPER tiring.

Still, when things are starting to look messy, remind yourself of the initial hard work of all this.

Train yourself to get into a weekly cleaning routine to maintain the system that you placed! It takes effort to begin this and it takes a bigger effort and discipline to keep it up. And soon enough it will be a programmed routine for you!

 

 

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Sam

20 thoughts on Small Bedroom Closet Storage Ideas

  1. Hi Sam. Thank you for sharing this informative space saving solution for the bedroom closet. I like the idea of the shower ring for those scarves or tie.

    I like to keep the storage neat and tidy as it really help you feel good. I believe in energy. Things are neatly store or messy look can create different energy. This also explain why it make us feel different too because of the energy.

    • Hi Janet,

      Oh my god. YES! The state of your room definitely play a huge role in forming your energy for the day!

      Glad you love the shower ring article. Seems like plenty do too.

      Cheers.
      SAM

  2. Great ideas and solutions offered for small bedroom closet storage. This is the perfect project to reflect upon during the pandemic and during lockdown. I bet a lot of people’s houses were never this neat and organised as it is right now haha.

    • Hey Schalk,

      Thanks!

      It’s totally a project that will take some time, especially for someone who has trouble purging their clothes. Hahaha.

      Cheers,
      SAM

  3. Hi, Sam,

    I always find it so difficult to say goodbye to clothes which I don’t wear anymore or wear very rarely.

    Every time I open my closet with an idea in mind to unload it, while I sort them out, I always say to myself: “Chances are that I will wear it again”.

    Thank you for sharing these closet storage tips, I find them very useful, especially for a person like me 🙂

    I especially like the cascading hangers!

    Cheers,

    Natalie

    • Hi Natalie,

      I feel you. It’s the biggest hurdle to overcome for me too, having to letting go of such clothes.

      Awesome! The cascading hangers were my saviours.

      Cheers.
      SAM

  4. I am in desperate need of organizing some closets in my house. I have some of the hanging shelves and find them very useful in my nursery closet. My son loves to wear ties as well and I have had the most awful time trying to get them organized a good way. I have never thought of the shower hooks on a hanger, and I think that will be my solution for his ties. Thank you so much for the tips. I can’t wait to go clean my sons closet up now.

    • Hi Cheyenne,

      Awesome! That’s creative of you.

      Glad you love the shower ring idea. It’s going to look amazing when you line them according to colours.

      Have fun with the organising!

      Cheers.
      SAM

  5. These are wonderful ideas! I purged my wardrobe about 6 months ago and I threw some stuff away and gave the ones that were still of good quality to a charity store. I think it is time to do another purge. There are still several items that I hardly wear. I will check which ones I have not worn in the last 6 months and get rid of some more clothes.
    I love the tips you shared here. They will certainly save space. The hanging shelves are very practical! I have a small living space at the moment, so this article came at the right time 🙂

    • Hi Christine,

      Omg yes. I find myself in similar situations as you! I wonder if my clothes multiplied over the span of time (I’m just kidding, it’s just me not being able to let go of some). My best solution seem to be purging them for donation because they are many out there who need clothes.

      Glad you loved the ideas. Do have fun organising your clothes!

      Cheers.
      SAM

  6. There never seems to be enough storage space in all the houses I have lived/stayed in. Maybe we just had too much stuff. I find it difficult to throw away/donate/recycle good clothes I have so tend to accumulate too many items.
    My choices are: buy less items, get rid of more stuff, or increase the storage space available.
    I will do a combination of all three, because, I have too many clothes and accessories already. Better organisation will mean I don’t have to get rid of too many items, so this pleases me 🙂
    I like the hanging shelves and have some room to stack a couple of boxes.
    Thanks for sharing.

    • Hi Andrew,

      You are not alone. I used to buy things as I liked but after a while, it seems like a pain in the wallet and my home.

      I’m sure you felt more liberated after letting go of the things you’ve accumulated over the years! Hahaha.

      Indeed! Better organisation would also kind of alert you when you’re actually going beyond what you need. It’s awesome.

      Cheers.
      SAM

  7. Hi Sam,

    I’m so pleased I came across your article on small bedroom storage. At the moment, my small bedroom is 1/2 a bedroom and 1/2 a storage area. I need it to become 3/4 bedroom and 1/4 storage area. Your ideas will definitely help with this, I love the hanging shelves idea the most at the minute. But, I need to explore the others just incase I can squeeze that storage area even more.

    I will let you know how I go with your ideas and if I can turn my small bedroom into more of a small bedroom that I can be proud of.

    Thank you for sharing and keep up the great work.

    All the best,

    Tom

    • Hi Tom,

      Loved that you were being so upfront about it being 1/2 bedroom and 1/2 storage idea. I feel like it’s almost everyone’s ratio to be honest hahaha!

      Organising your things well always radiates this positive energy in you, don’t you think? Have fun while you’re at it.

      Glad you like them.

      Cheers.
      SAM

  8. A hanging shelve is the best product ever. It’s light, easy to assemble and hang, and you can use it to hang all sorts of things. I’m currently have 2 and I’m more than pleased with them.

    I also love them because they have mesh pockets on the side, which I usually use for smaller items like gloves, hats, scarves, etc. It’s probably the best pick for the price and I higly reccomend it to anyone that has a small size bedroom as I have.

    • Hi Gorjan,

      AGREED! Whoever created them first is a genius, really.

      Nice, me too! The side mesh pockets were great for gloves (I store some socks in there too). I would honestly say its an investment worth its money!

      Cheers.
      SAM

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