Negotiating Tight Closets

I currently have two young children sharing a small bedroom together.  They grow out of old clothes and into new ones every 3-12 months.  Thus, I find myself perpetually caught in the never-ending chore of reorganizing their closets.  Trying to get two wardrobes to fit into a closet the size of an Altoid tin can be a daunting task.  To complicate things, I can’t stand digging around for tops and bottoms that match, so for the sake of my sanity, I’ve got to keep the bottoms and tops together on hangers.  This was a difficult thing to do because by the time I got the bottoms folded in half lengthwise and doubled over the lower rail of the hanger with the shirt hung up over the top, the outfit would be so thick I would have to really squeeze everything into the closet.

And then, one day not too long ago, I had an clothespin epiphany!  Now, don’t laugh.  I have no idea if this is a trick that people often use or not.  Given the purpose of clothespins, this could easily be a common practice of which I was not aware.  Nevertheless, I discovered that I can hang outfit bottoms off of the lower rail of the hanger by securing them with clothes pins!  This reduces the thick bunching issue I had when folding the bottoms lengthwise and doubling them over the hanger.  Now, by using clothespins, I can fit considerably more clothes into their closet, and I didn’t have to pay an arm and a leg to replace their hangers with clip hangers.


If you’d like to see some other fun ideas on how to use hangers and clothespins, click here!


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