The Extra Mile: How to Store Clothes Without a Closet

Hello Fabulistas! Closets are one of the first places to get organized, but not everyone is lucky to have a sprawling walk-in closet. In a city full of apartments divvied up in beautiful old buildings, I know many people that do better than “making do” sans closets. Here are some of the most creative ways to store clothes without a closet.

Invest in a Clothing Rack

Without a closet? Clothing racks are the best way to store clothes without a closet. Period. They’re also a fab way to showcase your favorite pieces as decor accents.

rack

from Harper’s BAZAAR

Shelve Your Shoes

This is the next best thing having a shoe closet. Fill up your bookshelves in the e-book era with your favorite shoes, bags, and accessories! It will make for a nice reminder as to what you have and show off your personality.

shoes

from Who What Wear

Take Advantage of Under-Bed Storage

Plastic bins can be lifesavers when you need storage under your existing bed, but if you’re in the market for a new bed, consider one with built-in storage. You’d never guess that this sleek bed hides a closet’s worth of clothes underneath!

bed

from StyleCaster

Rely on Dressers

It may seem obvious, but dressers are a go-to for a reason when you need to store clothes sans closet. Opt for a piece of furniture that will blend in with the rest of your decor for an under-the-radar storage workhorse.

dresser

from trendenser

Befriend Floating Shelves

You’ll never know how much you rely upon the top shelf of your closet until you’re without one! Install a floating shelf high up on your wall for a streamlined storage option that can hold everything from baskets full of accessories to shoe boxes to purses.

shelves

from My Scandinavian Home

Did I miss any of your favorite ways to store clothes without a closet? If so, please share it in the comments below!