If you were around for my hanger post recently, you know that I’m a big fan of maximizing as much space as possible. Most of us are not the owners of lavishly structured 600 square foot walk in closets (for those of you who ARE, can I come play at your house?! ), so it’s fantastic when we can find inexpensive (or no expense) ways to maximize on what we do have.
Well looky here!
What’s that you say? Beause clearly, popcan, you’re talking to me…
Watch the magic of this little aluminum gem unfold:
Pop can tabs are going to be the hero of the day for your closet space-finding exploration. Pop off some pop can tabs and make sure the little tab in the center is either removed or bent all the way back.
Once you have what you’d like to get started with, go ahead and slip one of these little sweeties over your hanger hook.
Sure, it’s discreet, but can it hold any weight? Why yes, yes it can…
The tabs actually are worthy of more than recycling for a hot $.05 deposit (which you still get on your cans, of course, even if the tab has been removed-so party on!), they hold several hangers. The only limitation on amount I’ve found so far is how long it takes before my clothes are touching the bottom of the closet.
This method is a very flat way to layer your hanging, as opposed to some bulkier options that don’t sit flat against the clothes. Here’s a bit of a profile view:
I typically store my often-paired items together, and sometimes I just stack up whatever I feel like (always within the same color though because of what I mentioned here) and it adds a ton of space. If I had to estimate, I’d say it affords me about 25% more room in closet, on TOP of the thin velvet hangers I use.
Try it out, hang it up, let me know how it works out for you!