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17 Ways to Maximize your Closet

This article is written by a student writer from the Her Campus at Auburn chapter.

You would think with all that tuition we pay, colleges could provide us with enough room for our clothes. Instead, if you’re lucky enough to live in The Village, we get 4’6” by 2’2” sized-closet with no door! If you’re in The Hill or The Quad, your wardrobe gets even more cramped. Luckily, there are some very easy DIY ways to get the most out of that tiny non-walk-in closet.

1. Use soda can tabs to hang multiple garments using the space of one hanger

2. Use shoe boxes as DIY drawer organizers.

3. Use Chalkboard Boxes to easily organize your out-of-season clothes

4. Use Shower Rings as a scarf holder

5. Create a hanger for your flats and sandals 

6. Use a cute step stool so you can maximize the hard to reach areas

7. Consider using shelf dividers to help organize your shelves

8. Don’t waste floor space on dirty laundry, try hanging your laundry bag

9. Instead of buying expensive hangers for your nicer clothing, try hot gluing plastic hangers to create the same slip resistent on the expesive hangers

10. Use a wooden hanger with metal hooks to hang belts

11. Use picture frames as jewelry holders

12. Use a towel holder to hang tanks or tees

13. Hang up suitcases in awkward places  to get the most use out of you wall space

14. Use shower curtain hooks to hang jeans

15. Create a DIY dressing room in the corner of your room. You can keep your favorite pieces and some staples near a large mirror. This helps free up space in your closet.

16. Think outside the closet! You can use a mirror to stores jewelry or other things around your room. Be creative!


17. DONATE OR THROW AWAY ALL YOU CLOTHES YOU DON’T NEED. This one was the hardest for me, but it is the easiest and cheapest way to organize a closet. If you haven’t worn it in over a year, it’s time to donate or throw it away. Here is a neat trick if you’re not sure if you’ve work it in the past year.



I am a freshmen at Auburn University majoring in Elementary Educaion. I am from Chapel Hill, NC.