Storing clothing and other personal essentials can be an ongoing challenge. When it’s time to overhaul this space, innovation can make this area much more functional and enjoyable. Custom closets with storage and space-saving features should help with organization.

Double-Hanging Rods

A single clothes rod may be standard, but this system wastes significant space in the closet. You may need one rod to hang full-length garments, but consider breaking up the rod and installing a double rod, also. With the double rod, you effectively double the hanging space for shorter garments such as shirts and pants.

Task Lighting

The ability to find everything you need in storage will be an important factor. Install task lighting to illuminate the space. One of the best ways to light this type of storage area is to install recessed LED or fluorescent lighting into the ceiling. Choose a bright, white color for the most effective lighting to light up all the corners. Some recessed lighting allows you to focus the light precisely where you want it to shine.

Accessory Storage

When you accumulate accessories, you will need creative ways to store these items. Special tie dividers will keep every necktie hanging neatly for viewing. Belt racks will help you organize your collection of belts. An extensive jewelry collection will necessitate creative storage such as special jewelry drawers, small see-through boxes, jewelry trees, trays, or wall-mounted hook systems. Hang purses on walls with handy hooks. Wire baskets and shelving will also enable you to hold other accessories such as scarves and hats.


Footwear storage is another important feature of custom closets. Shelves mounted at an angle with a rail at the edge will allow you to see every pair you own while keeping them snugly in place. Incorporate seasonal footwear storage by boxing up the pairs for the off-season and putting them away on less accessible shelves. Keep boots in pristine condition with hanging boot keepers that hang from closet rods. Other racks sit on the floor and hold boots upside down.

Door Area

Door space is often overlooked, but this can be an ideal spot for a shoe-keeper or for holding accessories. You could also install an over-the-door rod for hanging garments. This could be the place where you hang clothing for the next day to organize yourself. An over-the-door hamper could also be a good spot to keep dirty clothes.

Using Labels

When you use bins and baskets designed for custom closets, it can be easy to lose track of things. Group items together to keep the space organized. Add labels to the outsides of bins and baskets so you can glance through the closet and know the exact contents of every container.

Adding a Mirror

Before you go out into the world, it’s helpful to check your appearance to make sure you’re pulled everything together correctly. Add a mirror to any vertical space.

When you organize with innovative designs and features, you may find it much easier to manage your belongings and prepare for the day.

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