Small Space Closet Organization Tips

Smaller living quarters call for attention to smaller details. When it comes to closets, your space may be running short on closet space. Whether you’re a single person living in a small apartment, or a family in a bungalow with a limited number of closets, you’ll want to pay close attention to how you design and organize what’s undeniably a necessity to your living area. Here, we offer a few tips that will help you maximize your closets and turn morning chaos into an uncomplicated routine. At The Closet Works, we’ve got what you need to order, accessorize and streamline your closets. 

Small closets 

Smaller closets are not the most elegant space in your home, so we know it can be a challenge to organize them for easy use. What we call a reach-in closet, these nifty, but small areas are the perfect opportunity to organize your clothes and belongings. One immediate return on investment is accessories, especially closet rods, which are available in multiple finishes and both oval and round styles. Select the one which matches your closet and your taste. This will make hanging your clothes a snap and quickly allow you to view what your choices are day to day.

A Valet Bar

A valet bar in your closet area can make life easier. A slide out valet bar creates the ideal place to assemble an outfit. It’s also helpful for selecting garments while packing for a trip or as a holding area for those clothes when you bring them back from the dry cleaner. Bottom line – valet bars allow you to have a good visual and a handy hanging accessory, both desirable in a small closet design.

Tie and Belt Racks

Ties and belts should be easily accessible with the right storage. Since they take up precious space, it’s the perfect solution to keep them in order. Tie and belt racks can match the color of your project and the finish of your handles. And best of all, they’re an easy way to add storage without taking up a lot of your tiny closet area.

Slide out belt rack feature with three hanging belts


Placing hooks in your small closet are an easy way to provide a spot for hard-to-store items. From gym bags to umbrellas to purses, hooks allow you to make use of every inch. They come in all shapes and sizes, and can fit the overall style of your closet, adding a nice design element.

Drawers, Roll-Outs and Baskets

Drawers and drawer inserts are a smart way to create space in a small area, allowing for a way to contain smaller items – jewelry, smaller articles of clothing and such, all in a way to personalize your design.

If you have the additional space, roll-outs can further help simplify your storage needs in a closet. These add-ons are especially good for walk-in closets too. We have some smart ideas here as you consider that addition. 

Slide out baskets are available for any project, but especially useful in a small closet. Whether you need a space for additional clothing – sweaters, scarves, extra linens or more – having baskets will add that touch of order and make your closet feel uncluttered. We offer a wide array of basket styles to fit your taste. We even offer tilt-out hamper baskets to make it easy to separate darks, lights and dry cleaning. Liners are available for most baskets too. 

Above all, when you consider how you will make the most of your small closet design, keep in mind the features that will make your life easier, and your storage options versatile. 

At The Closet Works, our team of professionals can assess and assist you to find the right solution for your organizational needs. To learn more about organization and how an effective custom storage solution can transform your home, reach out to us for a free in-home design consultation. Qualified personnel with years of industry experience are waiting to help answer any questions you may have.