Want A More Functional Closet? Try These 6 Simple Solutions

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Having a functional bedroom closet can make all the difference when it comes to your morning routine, but it’s often easier said than done! From space constraints to organization, trying to keep your closet in check can feel like a never-ending battle.

But you should find it a little easier after reading today’s blog post! Because today we’ll be exploring 6 common problems people face with their closets, as well as simple solutions that will help you avoid those problems in the future.

And as always, your input is most welcome! If you have any brilliant closet tips that help make your life easier, share them with us in a comment at the end of this post! :-)

6 Annoying Closet Problems & How To Solve Them

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1. Dresses Slip Off Their Hangers

Lightweight dresses are great for staying cool when it’s hot out, but they sure can be a pain to hang! Lighter fabrics don’t grip hangers very well, so eventually gravity wins out and your dress ends up in a puddle on the floor.

That’s why many lighter dresses come with thin straps sewn to the inside. When you hang your dress, those straps are meant to be looped over the neck of the hanger to prevent it from slipping off. Neat, right?

But even if your dress doesn’t have sewn-in loops, you still have options for keeping those dresses on their hangers. To learn several easy DIY options for turning a regular hanger into a non-slip hanger, check out this post.

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2. Hanger Marks On Skirts

It seems like every option for hanging skirts in your closet leaves them with some sort of mark afterwards. Folding skirts over a hanger bar leaves that line across the middle, while hanging them from a hanger with clips leaves indentations where the clips were!

But there’s an easy way to work around those clip marks—turn your skirt inside-out before clipping it to the hanger. That way, any marks that the clips leave behind will be hidden once you put the skirt on!

As an added bonus, hanging your skirts inside-out will protect the exterior from the side effects of friction in your closet, like pilling and damage to beading or stitching.

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3. Not Enough Closet Space

While I’m sure most of us would love an expansive walk-in closet to work with, we have to work with the closets we have! Luckily, there are several tips and tricks you can use to make the most of your limited closet space:

  • Thread one end of a soda tab onto the hook of your hanger, then hang another hanger from the other end. This is a great way to save space on your closet rod, and it’s a useful way to keep pieces of an outfit together too!
  • Add a few shower rings to a hanger for a convenient storage solution for tanks, camisoles, scarves, hats, sunglasses, and other accessories.
  • Don’t forget to make good use of the highest shelves! If you have a hard time reaching them, keep a step stool in your closet to make those shelves more easily accessible.
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4. Shoulder Bumps On Sweaters

Some sweaters tend to stretch out or develop unsightly shoulder bumps when hung the usual way. As someone with an extensive collection of cardigans, I was highly motivated to find a better way to hang my sweaters!

And I’m happy to report that I found one, in the form of the hang fold method. To avoid stretching or bumps, learn how to hang fold your sweaters here.

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5. Slacks Slip Off Their Hangers

Just like light dresses, slacks also present a challenge when it comes to keeping them on their hangers. My favorite solution to the problem of slippery slacks happens to be an old tailor’s trick, and I’ve been using it in my own closet ever since I learned about it!

Learn how to use the Savile Row fold to keep slacks on their hangers here.

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6. Stretched Out Necklines

If you hang shirts by inserting the hanger through the neck hole, there’s always a risk of stretching out the neckline of your shirt. Instead, insert the hanger through the bottom of the shirt. That way, you don’t have to pull on the neckline at all, and your shirts will keep their shape longer!

Do you have a favorite tip or hack you use in your closet?