Closet organization

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Double Your Closet Space
No matter how crammed our closets get, most of us can peer inside and see the back of it. If you see white wall just above or below the hanging rod, try lowering the rod 12 inches and adding an extra shelf at eye level, which can be used to store bulky clothes, such as folded sweaters and jeans, says Barbara Reich, author of Secrets of an Organized Mom. If you see white wall from the bottom of your hanging blouses to the floor (3 feet, or so), consider installing an extra rod, which will give you twice as much space to hang things.