Cable Strap Hack Storage Solution

5 Materials
$3
10 Minutes
Easy

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!
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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.
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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.
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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.
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cable strap hack storage solution, bedroom ideas, closet, organizing, repurposing upcycling, storage ideas
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.
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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
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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  • Christine
    on Mar 2, 2019

    Great idea - wish I had known this before reorganizing my closet. FYI- duct tape is the correct form of "duck tape". My closet does not have space behind hanging clothes so I used regular hangers to hang my purses from a short section of closet rod.

    • Denise
      on May 5, 2019

      Actually there is a very popular brand of duct tape called "Duck Tape." It is extraordinarily popular for craft projects with dozens of bright colors and patterns like the one in this photo. It was very smart for this company to pick up on the pronunciation mistake that so many people make!

  • Daisy
    on May 8, 2019

    Really liked your idea, will try it ASAP. Thanks for sharing, will be waiting for your new ideas, wish I could do that. Thanks again.

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