Anyone who’s trying to save closet space knows how important it is to get the most out of every single centimeter. For those who like to let their pants and jeans hang with the rest of their clothes rather than stuffing them in a drawer, there’s a simple solution that will help them stay organized without stealing precious space.
All you need are a few S-shaped shower curtain hooks to hang on your closet rod. You can find budget-friendly packs, like the Lysas 20-Pack Round S Shaped Hooks (Buy on Amazon, $8.99) online. Then simply use one of the belt loops on your pants to them hang up. Easy peasy!
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We found this idea in in a recent issue of our print magazine (Buy on Amazon, $19.97 for one year subscription) and can’t believe we’d never thought of this genius hack before. The hooks can work for anything with belt loops, plus belts themselves, ties, scarfs, and other things you don’t want to waste a full hanger on in your closet. It also makes it easier to shove them all together, which saves some extra room.
It’s a good idea even for those who usually fold their pants up and put them in drawers or on shelves in the closet — hanging them like this to save closet space will open up more room in those areas, too!
The petite hooks can come in handy all around the house, too. Depending on the brand you get, they can usually hold 30 pounds or more. They’re great for hanging up pots and pans or utensils in the kitchen and hanging plants around the house. The possibilities are really endless!
You can even get a bit fancier with bronze hooks, like the Artistic Home Shower Curtain Hooks (Buy on Amazon, $9.99), or more interesting designs, like the iDesign T-Bar Metal Shower Curtain Hooks (Buy on Amazon, $14.99).
Regardless of which type you go for, you’ll be glad when you see how much closet space you can save and more creative uses around the house!
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This article originally appeared on our sister site, First for Women.