I was quite spoiled with an amazing walk-in closet with built-ins in my last apartment (this photo below only shows about 1/4 of the closet space) and I knew that the closet space in my new place would be an adjustment. I technically have three closets in my current apartment, but two are with sliding pocket doors and one leading to the bathroom is just a bunch of open shelving without doors.
I distributed a bunch of items throughout all three closets, but I wanted to maximize as much storage as possible in my bedroom closet. Going vertical is always one of my go-to storage solutions and a piece of advice I give small-space dwellers all the time. I put my purple dresser on one side of the closet to house pajamas, socks, etc. and Added the white folding shelf on top of it for boot storage, accessories, and a few office items. My reusable bag bins also conveniently fit perfectly on top of the dresser as well.
After a huge closet clean out during the packing and moving process, I paired down my hanging items quite a bit through donations, trash and consignment. I also haven’t done laundry in awhile so it looks extra sparse 🙂
Since the pocket doors won’t hold the over-the-door shoe storage, I put it on the back of my bedroom door. The door is almost always open (thus, you wouldn’t be able to see this at all) so I don’t mind it.
Stay tuned for more storage solutions around the new apartment coming soon! I’m thrilled with how much I squeezed in the small closet space and it’s functional day to day, which is really the most important.