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3 Ways to Organize Your Oddly Shaped Closet

By: Staff Published: October 18, 2021

So, you’re looking for a way to organize your oddly shaped closet?

Closet storage to suit all your needs can be its own challenge. This is especially true for homes with unusually configured or tiny closets that don’t have much room in them at all.

This may sound like an unbeatable situation if you aren’t planning to move any time soon, but don’t worry. There are plenty of clever organization solutions available. We’ve put together three ways to maximize your space, organization and style within an oddly shaped closet.

Take Advantage of Sloped Walls

If you have a room in your attic, under your stairs or a closet with a sloping wall, it can be difficult to figure out how to best organize that challenging area. Luckily there are always ways to maximize every bit of space.

For example, make use of layered shelving for an interesting and useful addition to your home organization design. Keep in mind that larger shelves should stay near the bottom with smaller, narrower shelves placed toward the top of the wall.

Easily store light items such as necklaces, belts and hats on the top shelves and hefty items like boots and purses at the bottom. Looking for even more storage options for this area? ClosetMaid’s Revolution Storage Ottoman is perfect for anyone with space limitations, providing shoe storage while acting as an extra seating area to put on your shoes!

shoe storage ottoman

Capitalize on the floor space of your closet and create storage opportunities with the Revolution Storage Ottoman.

Embrace Interesting Nooks and Crannies

Often the corners and window areas found within some closets take away from extra storage opportunities. Capitalize on all the square footage you can by utilizing small storage units underneath, on the sides and even within the nearby corners surrounding the window.

ClosetMaid’s Cube Organizers are compact with cubbies that perfectly fit Fabric Drawers. The fabric drawers come in a multitude of different colors, offering organization and personalization. Slide one of the Floor Organizers underneath the window or on any available floor space for two more rows of drawers.

Stack the individual cube and floor organizers as needed for an interesting twist. Alternatively, grab one of the 3-2-1 Cube Organizer units and fit the lowest point under the window with the progressively taller stacks connected to the base flowing up into the corners for a stylish and innovative build to your closet’s design.

Shop cubes and bins

cube storage in nursery

Create a unique and stylish setup in your odd closet by adding storage under and next to windows

Make Customization Your Friend

Customization and an open mind can help you restructure a problematic storage area. If you have feelings of anxiety related to your existing options, ask yourself how well your current space works for you.

If you don’t have a system that meets your needs, it can be overwhelming and stifle your efforts to ever organize those areas from the start.

Instead, utilize your preferred ClosetMaid products to create a new system with customized shelves, drawers and more. Something like a ShelfTrack Organizer Kit makes it easy to improve even your most unconventional layout dilemmas.

ShelfTrack wire closet system

Customize your space your way with ShelfTrack, which offers adjustable shelving.

Embrace the uniqueness and see the potential opportunities to improve the organization of your home with ClosetMaid. By starting with small and affordable updates, you can create quality, functional and user-friendly results.

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Organize Your Odd Closet