|Small Shared Apartment Closet + Organization|


We live in a 2 bedroom rental that has no closets whats so ever. The only closets we have in our apartment are the one closet in each bedroom and the tiny linen closet in the bathroom. Our apartment has the access to the attic so that's where we are able to store seasonal stuff and anything that we do not use on the daily. 

The kids have the bigger room which has a slightly bigger closet then the one my husband and I share. Now you know when you have a rental there are things that you are not allowed to do such as putting holes in the walls or changing anything that the landlord did not agree on. So when trying to figure out how I could utilize my space I had to kinda think out the box for a moment. My closet literally only has a hanging bar and one long shelf across. Above that shelf was so much wasted space and although it went up higher where I would need a step stool (short people problems) I still wanted to make it work. 


My goal with my closet was to make it look nice. Every girl dreams of a walk in closet with tons of beautiful shoe shelves and space for their bag collections etc. Well a girl could dream and maybe just some day I will get the closet of my dreams. Until then this is how I organize my closet to make it  work for my small space and to also make it appealing to me. 



I already had these stack able shoe shelves (similar option here) that I had purchased a few years ago. I put one of the show shelves on the bottom and one on top of the shelf that was above the bar to hang your clothes on.  Both shoe shelves have adjustable shelves that you can adjust according to the height of your shoes. So what I did I used the very top shelf to store my bags that are in there duster bags and to also hold my winter Ugg boots that I keep in its original box. Anything after that holds my heels and dressy flats. 



Now the shelf on the bottom holds more shoes. I have an obsession with shoes but have no where to go with them. lol  Anyway the top shelf holds these two organizers that I picked up at Walmart for under $4.00 (only in stores). I have folded tees and long sleeves in one and I have winter accessories and hats in the next. Then I use the other shelves for all my sneakers and current boots. I choose neutral color organizers and hangers to make it more applying to the eye. I like to keep it clean and simple especially for a small space. My grey felt hangers are from T.J. Maxx and they come in tons of colors.I also semi color coded my clothes which makes it so much easier when looking for something to wear.

 My new rule is when ever I buy anything new something has to go especially if I haven't worn it in a while. I absolutely love how simple and organized my closest looks for being so small and having to share it. Now my husbands side is a whole different story. 


Of course my closet isn't glamorous but lets be real how can you make a tiny closet look all glamorous?!? My set up works for me and it gives me all the feels to get ready and dress up even if its my daily mom uniform of leggings and a tee.
 Do you have to share a small closet? Share with me any tips you may have on how you utilize your small closet space! 



9 comments

  1. We are in the same page... We do also have just a small closets and honestly, my husband have more clothes that I do. In our case he takes all the space and even though I would love to keep it nice and neat .. I don't like to touch anything from his side so I won't blame me for any lost and found. … lol Love your organizational skills, your closet looks perfect!

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    1. Haha! If I were to post a picture of my husbands side its completely opposite from what mine looks like.

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  2. That’s a great setup, looks so neat! You know NYC doesn’t give us much to work with, so I think you did a great job! You don’t even want to know how my closet looks, LOL �� I don’t even know how I function as an adult with the way it looks ��

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    1. Haha!!! I'm the more organized one so my side of the closet and my boys closet are pretty much the same. Different set up but everything has its place. My husbands side is well a hot mess. lol Thanks for stopping by!! xo

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  3. Wish I had these ideas when I was living in an apartment with a tiny closet! Now that I have my “dream” walk in closet it is a mess! Extra space hasn’t helped me keep it organized. I like your rule... but something new, get rid of something you no longer wear!

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  4. Very nice and uncluttered looking, good job! I know what it’s like to live with little storage, been there a few times in my life. You have to get creative. Nice of you to share and help others!

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  5. You did the best with what you have and it isn't bad. I'm trying to decrease my clothing because I don't have the space but as soon as I get rid of something I find something I can't live without! Shoes are my weakness as well, lol.

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  6. I love tips and tricks like this! So helpful

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  7. I LOVE this! I'm actually starting to clean out my closet this week so this was some great inspiration for me. I love the hangers and I have quite a few shoes.

    Thanks for the inspiration!

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