Take a closer look at the shelves in your closets. The horizontal space on the shelf is probably filled, but what about the vertical space above it? Some creative solutions for filling this space include using hooks on the shelf above, putting storage drawer carts on shelves (leave the wheels off the bottom), or adding another shelf in between.
If you're stacking storage boxes on closet shelves, limit yourself to a stack of just two boxes. Stacking boxes three, four, or even five deep makes it difficult to get at the boxes on the bottom. People are usually willing to move one box to put an item away in the box underneath, but will get discouraged and quit if they have to move a whole stack.
When you use your closet, make sure that it is laid out in an efficient manner. Plan out how you tend to go to your closet. Should you add shelves or drawers? If so, go to a Home Store or hire someone to help you plan a closet that is more efficient for you to use. Copyright © 2002 Linda M. DePaz