Buying Guide

Buying Guide to Closet Storage

Help Me Choose

Before You Start Purchasing Closet Storage Accessories, Take A Look At The Actual Size Of The Closet Space You Have To Work With.


What are the measurements of your closet? When shopping around for closet storage pieces, make sure you come armed with the width (side to side), height (floor to ceiling) and depth (front to back) of your closet. You want to make sure you get enough pieces for your clothing and accessories, but you don’t want to go overboard either.

Is There Existing Hardware?
Before shopping for storage items you may also want to remove the rod or rods in your closet. This will allow you to get a better idea of what you can add to your closet and allows for more storage options if you decide to reconfigure the rods at different heights.

What Is In Your Closet?
Take stock of what you have. Do you have tons of shirts, sweaters, dresses, suits, slacks or a shoe fetish? Doing a quick visual inventory will help you decide the storage accessories you need and how many you will need to organize your closet.

Closet Size
The size of your closet will help you determine which closet storage makes sense. For instance, with a smaller closet you will want multi-tiered hangers to get more clothes on one hanger. If you are lucky enough to and have a closet that is bigger than most second bedrooms, you will have a much wider array of options to choose from.
The Details

What Are And Why Are There Different Hanger Materials?

Material Functionality
Wood Attractive looking, durable, long-lasting, maintains garment shape, perfect for coats
Plastic Lightweight, perfect for children’s rooms
Flocked Prevent garments from falling off the hanger, often are slim taking up less closet space
Satin Usually with padding to protect delicate clothes
Cedar Absorbs moisture and odors to maintain the garment
Helpful Accessories

Other Practical Storage Accessories:

Type Use for
Over the Door Organizers
  • Shoe organizers (shelf type or pocket type)
  • Shelf type for neatly folded sweaters
Over the Door Hooks
  • Provides quick access to frequently worn items
Garment Bag
  • Protects special occasion clothes
Valet Stand
  • Has hanger and rod to hold next day’s clothes, a shelf or drawer for keys, wallet, grooming items, and a bottom shelf for Shoes
Hanger Clips
  • Add on to existing hangers to hold skirts and pants
Specialty Organizers
  • Available for purses, belts, scarves, caps
Hanging Closet Dividers
  • Help section clothes by type or color
Use & Care

Live In A Humid Climate?

Living in a humid climate can be tough on your clothes. Cedar blocks, rings or sachets will help absorb moisture to keep your closet fresh-smelling and protect your garments from moths and insects. Some hanging closet fresheners may also absorb moisture to prevent mold and mildew.

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