When Your Closet Won’t Hold It All

Closets filled? Try these solutions to store items that just won't fit.

from Householder's Survival Manual

If your closet simply cannot contain all your clothes, consider the following.

  • Set up freestanding closets, freestanding stackable baskets, or wire baskets on rollers in your bedroom, a spare room, or the basement.
  • Use sturdy under-bed boxes made of plastic or laminate for blankets and extra bed linens.
  • Make a storage corner in your bedroom or the guest room, then hide the stacked boxes with a decorative screen or curtain.
  • Stylish storage, such as steamer trunks, vintage suitcases, or decorative boxes, do double duty. They add stylish storage space to a room, and can serve as tables or footrests, too.