In our last house, we had a very large walk-in closet in the master bedroom, which we had outfitted with a very nice installation from California Closets. It had a 15-slot shoe organizer and plenty of drawer and shelf space, though my husband would say, if you had so much space why were your clothes never put away? And I would say, it's because I was in a constant state of let-me-try-all-this-on-and-see-what-fits-ugh-body-issues.
However, now in the house we are renting, the closets are extremely small and the sliding doors barely work because they're coming off their 50+ year old tracks. I had one large dresser which I gave over to my husband and I've been borrowing this tiny little four-drawer piece from my sister, but most of my clothes (which, yes, I still need to go through) are in giant plastic storage tubs. I'm not sure how long we'll be in this house, so I need to come up with smarter solutions to maximize the space we have. And because we're renting, I don't really want to build in anything or install anything.
That's why I'm really liking this organizer from Umbra. It only takes up the tiniest bit of hanging bar space and provides two mesh shelves that can be used for folded items, handbags, or shoes— all things I prefer to keep off the floor. And the hanging straps are adjustable so you can hang it at any height, to maximize all the vertical space you have. I think this is a pretty great solution to an extremely common problem, with the added bonus of being easy to stash away when it's not in use.
images via umbra
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