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.
This is the entry closet, pre-painting and moving in. Apparently I haven’t taken a full recent photo of it quite yet.
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.
You can’t quite see it, but I added a long plastic bin for storage and a bunch of handbags on the shelf above.
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 🙂
The bins up top on this side are full of scarves, leggings, sweatshirts and other cold weather accessories.
And the floor of this side is also fully utilized as well. Storage for extra throw pillows, Christmas decor, luggage and extra toiletries all fits below.
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.