How You Should Be Using Your Hall Closet

A hall closet has so many benefits and should be utilized in the most efficient and productive way. This space is fantastic for extra or bulky items that you have no other space for in your home, but many people don’t realize how much they can actually store in here.

When using it for only hangers, there is a lot of wasted space and only so many jackets will fit. Your hall closet is valuable real estate and you want to use it to it’s fullest potential.

First, you’ve got to section everything out for each type of item you want to store. Decide how many sections you want and what will go where. This will keep everything organized and you won’t have to dig through everything to get to a certain item. Installing shelves to designate each section is the key to using your closet the most effectively.

In addition, racks, containers, and bins will be your best friend. If you’d like to store shoes in this closet, section the bottom ¼ as your designated shoe area. You can build or buy a wooden shoe rack to keep everyone’s different pairs neat and organized.

In the second lowest section or shelf, you’ll want to keep the items that are used most often. We would suggest kids toys or extra bathroom toiletries. You can keep these organized by using bins and cubby drawers, and bonus points if you label them so it’s even that much easier to locate items.

The section above this will be perfect to neatly stack up your linens and towels. Having them closer to the top will keep them clean and neat even if you’re constantly going in and out of the closet. Finally, the top section will most likely be too high to directly see everything or easily reach, so we suggest using this section for items used least.

This should consist of bins that contain your out of season clothing, bulky winter coats, appliances not used often, or extra blankets. You’ll likely only need to access this section a few times a year.

Lastly, make sure you don’t forget about the closet door! This is a space that many people don’t think to utilize. With just a few store bought hooks installed, this is the perfect area to hang hats, jackets, or scarves that are used on the daily. Who would have thought you could fit so much in your hall closet! This space is an incredibly useful storage spot in your home.

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