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No Space? How to Store Clothes Without a Closet

May 03, 2023

Image of clothes hanging in a room with a creative storage solution for clothing items.

No closet? No problem! Whether you’re living in a small apartment or dorm room, or you simply don't have a closet, there's no need to panic. You just need to get creative! There are plenty of ways to keep your clothes organized and accessible when working with minimal space. The key is to think outside the closet and explore alternative options.   

So keep reading, then embrace the opportunity to stock up on storage solutions that can transform your space into a functional and stylish haven for your clothes. With the right mindset and a little effort, you can achieve a well-organized wardrobe that reflects your personal style and makes getting dressed each day a breeze.  

The Space Under Your Bed  

One of the most underutilized — if not altogether forgotten — spaces in a bedroom is the area beneath the bed. While it may seem like a simple solution, you may be surprised at how investing in under-bed storage containers or bags can make a significant difference in maximizing your storage space. These containers are specifically made to be compact, so they’re perfect for storing seasonal clothing and accessories, extra linens and other items that you don’t need day-to-day. With a variety of sizes and styles available, you can easily find options that suit your needs and help keep your belongings neatly tucked away.  

Wardrobe Rack  

When you simply need a place to hang your clothes, a wardrobe rack does the job of a closet when there is no closet. Not only will a rack keep your clothes organized and easily accessible, but it can also add a touch of style to your space. These freestanding units come in a variety of styles, from minimalist metal designs to rustic wooden frames — so you can choose one that complements your room's aesthetic while providing ample hanging space for your garments.   

Wall-Mounted Shelves or Hooks 

When floor space is limited,  It’s essential to utilize your walls effectively. Taking advantage of the vertical areas of your room by installing wall-mounted shelves or hooks can provide practical storage solutions while helping you save precious square footage. Neatly folded clothes, shoes, accessories — hang as many shelves as needed and use them for all kinds of things! 

You can also find sturdy yet inexpensive hooks (that won’t mess up your wall paint or require nails) to hang up coats, hats and handbags. You can even get creative: hang items underneath shelves, or create chic-looking tiered systems of hooks that transform items into stylish (yet organized) wall decor. 

And let’s not forget to utilize the bedroom door as well! You can find organizers for clothes, shoes, purses and more with hooks that allow you to hang them over the door. Boom — instant extra storage!   

Ottoman Storage   

Ottomans can do more than just serve as decor and additional seating in a small space. Many ottomans come with a detachable top and hidden storage space, making them ideal for storing clothing items, shoes, accessories, and more. With a wide range of ottoman options available, you can find the perfect piece that suits your space and style. And if you go shopping for ottomans or other organizational furniture with Acima Leasing, you’ll also find easy lease renewal payments* that work for you. 

Storage Baskets and Bins  

If you prefer to keep certain clothing items hidden away or neatly stacked, storage bins and baskets are excellent options in lieu of a closet. You can use them in so many ways — but they’re especially perfect for storing socks, undergarments, shoes and other items that don't necessarily need to be hung up. Look for compact bins and baskets that are easily accessible and stackable to maximize your storage space effectively.   

This is another organizational item that you can find in a variety of styles, textiles and colors so you can match your decor. Options include woven or wooden bins, printed or colored styles, clear bins, you can find options that not only help you stay organized but also let you have a little fun!   

Store-Bought Wardrobe Cabinet  

If the idea of keeping your clothes out in the open doesn't appeal to you, consider investing in a store-bought wardrobe cabinet, armoire or dresser. These furniture pieces provide ample space to hang clothes, store folded items, and even incorporate additional features like drawers or shelves. With the wide array of storage options available, you can create a functional wardrobe solution that suits your personal taste.   

This is another category where there are so many sizes, styles, and storage variations to choose from, allowing you to find the perfect one for your storage and decor needs. At the same time, the amount of choices can be a bit overwhelming, but don’t worry — you can start here to check out these dual-purpose furniture pieces that are ideal for smaller spaces.  

Acima Leasing: Solutions That Maximize Your Budget  

When it comes to finding the perfect storage solutions, remember to consider your personal style, the size of your space, and the specific needs of your wardrobe. By combining different storage options in your closet-free room, you can create a customized system that maximizes your minimalistic space. When you use Acima Leasing's lease-to-own solutions*, you can also maximize your budget — and shopping power — that makes shopping for organizational pieces without using credit* a breeze. Find a retailer in your area and start an application today so you can find the furniture solution you need!