My girlfriend has this great storage closet in her guest bedroom in her basement. She was giving it a makeover the other day and snapped some photos for me.
Here is what it looked like before.
And then during.
She took it all out and organized it right there on the guest bed. It always looks worse before it gets better.
And then after.
She got rid of so much and as you can see she even has extra space now.
What I love most of all about this closet is the added armoire. The closet is already a generous space but adding the armoire (that she already had) gives her some inexpensive shelves for her to use to store hand me downs for the kids and gifts to be given. In this closet she also has room for her filing cabinet and the three drawer bin is her gift wrap/bag station.
I am a huge fan of adding these types of portable storage to closets. Anything from dressers, nightstands or even microwave stands work amazingly well. Not everyone can afford to add closet organizers to every closet in their home but these types of options we often have in our homes already or they can be purchased very inexpensively second hand.
I use an old nightstand in my youngest son’s closet. This photo was taken from our old house.
And this is his closet in our current home. I wrote about organizing his bedroom here.
I like having those drawers for his clothes “to grow into”.
Add a Dresser to Your Closet:
My friend Becky from Clean Mama uses a dresser in her storage closet to store her fabric. Dressers provide such great storage space!!
Add Cubbies to Your Closet:
Another great idea is to use cubbies in a closet for additional storage. Tsh from Simple Mom does just that in her boy’s closet seen below.
Add a Bookshelf to Your Closet:
Bookshelves work really well in closets for shoe storage as seen in this closet from Fake-it-Frugal.
If you are looking to maximize space in your closet inexpensively then give one of the ideas above a try!
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