Cable Strap Hack Storage Solution

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$3
10 Minutes
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Cable Strap Storage Solution
It's more that just a cable strap, it's a great shape to hook into! All that's left is to identify the "hidden potential" space your can use this little helper!
I was sure to pre plan the size of the cable strap I would need for the hangers I wanted to use for my identified "hidden potential" storage space.
Here's my 'hidden potential' space!
...ooooh the find! The way my closet rod was mounted I have up to 6" inches of room behind my hanging clothes.
I covered the cable straps I used with duck tape...thought I had white duck tape laying around but this polka dot worked! I just like the idea of the clamps having a plastic like coating.
Just screw right through the "duck taped-up" holes. You should be mounting into a secure surface. In this case my upper shelf is mounted on wooden cleats which provided a good sturdy mounting board. If the space you're looking at does not have this feature in place, you can first mount a horizontal length of 1x2 at the correct height into your wall studs. Once your 'mounting board' is in place, you're ready to mount your cable straps onto that.
A great space for my scarf storage...when I move my clothes aside, they're all right in front of me. Formerly I had to try to swing the scarf hanger out to see what I had.
and purse hangers, I prefer the way they lay flat against the wall now. These purse hangers were purchased at Home Sense-a housewares store, from the organization department.
Purse Hangers from Home Sense
all of that storage neatly hidden behind hanging clothes!
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  • Angel
    on May 5, 2017

    Wish I had room to pull my clothes back - it's full.
    I use Perfect Curve Bag Organizers for the back of my door.

  • Genie Medlin
    on Jun 4, 2017

    I'd like to know where to get the bracket that holds the rod up? It looks very sturdy
  • Christine Hadley
    on Aug 29, 2017

    If you still have room, you could also hang your jeans back there as well. Could I ask where you found those hangers that your jeans are on??
    • Linda Sikut
      on Dec 14, 2017

      I have those hangers too and use them for all of my pants and capris (or whatever they are calling them this year. LOL ) Seriously though, these are really great hangers. They not only hang more pants in the same space, but you can organize them - jeans - work pants - around the house pants - dress pants - capris, etc. I also love her idea of using the cable straps to eke out more room!

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  • Melody Stern
    on Oct 10, 2019

    Great idea!! My mind is whirling with ideas to use those cable straps in my closet now!!...Thank you so much for sharing!......

  • Ilene
    on Mar 16, 2020

    My closet is packed to overflowing, yet my friends call me the "Organization Queen" so it works. I have been doing something like this but I have been strong arming the hanger over a rung on the shelf. This is soooo much better! I am going to use your idea to hang my winter puffy coats. The items in front will stick out a bit, but what the heck? Every inch of space is valuable! Thank you.

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