So as many of you guys know, I moved this summer. Although the move was super exciting because I was moving for a new job, it’s partly not so exciting because I’m downsizing like crazy. Seriously. I went from a 3 bedroom house all to myself to an attic loft. While it’s only temporary until I find a house up here, storage has been a bit of an issue in every aspect. Especially storage for my clothes.
My lovely house had a HUGE walk-in closet that stored alllllll of my clothes and then some. My new loft? Not so much. It has make shift closet spaces that aren’t finished and partially hold a furnace (like I said, converted attic) and they needed some major TLC.
The main closet that’s in the loft only has one rod for hanging clothes and that leaves about 30” of empty, usable space. I wanted to put up another rod for hanging pants, but I had no way of attaching it to one side of the wall because it ran into the furnace. So I had to come up with plan B.
· 1” PVC pipe (width TBD)
· Two 1” PVC end caps
· Two 30” sections of chain
· Four ½” Quick Links
· 1” PVC coupling piece
1. Measure your closet space. Mine was just shy of 4’ (45” to be exact) so it was more cost effective for me to purchase two 2’ PVC pipe pieces, use a coupling piece, and cut off the excess. If you have a larger closet width, it may be a better option to buy a full 10’ piece and cut it down to size.
2. Once you have your length of PVC pipe determined, take one section of chain, wrap the end around one side of your PVC pipe, and connect with a Quick Link. Repeat on the other side.
3. Take the “free” end of your chain, wrap the end around one side of your existing rod in your closet, and connect it with a Quick Link. Repeat on the other side.
4. Hang up more clothes now that you’ve doubled your space!
I’m seriously so happy now that I have twice the space for my clothes. While I definitely got rid of a TON of clothing before I moved, I still have a TON left. Probably more than I need but oh well. And yes, I do organize my closet by color. #Don’tJudgeMe