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If you haven’t been able to resist the lure of some new threads during these crazy times, you may now be struggling with a wardrobe groaning at the seams.
There’s no doubt we could all use some extra wardrobe storage, but short of having to do a cut-throat clothes cull or forking out for a fancy built-in, it’s tricky to create the extra space we all need.
Thankfully, one woman has shared a simple yet genius solution that could double, or even triple your wardrobe space, using something you’ll likely find in your recycling bin.
The hack, posted to @hollyvlogsofficial TikTok account, uses ring pulls from a Coca Cola can (though any ring pulls will work) to help you get the most of the space you already have.
The simple trick sees the ring pulls slipped over the metal neck of a hanger allowing you to add a second hanger to create a stacking effect.
“Are you running out of space in your wardrobe?” she explains while demonstrating the hack.
“Here’s a life hack for you.
“When you have a can of soda - save the ring pulls.
“Slide the ring pulls onto your coat hangers.
“And then you can stack your clothes using the ring pulls giving you more space in your wardrobe.”
Since sharing the space-creating hack, the video has received over 96.3K likes and hundreds of comments from impressed users, with some praising it as the “smartest thing I've seen all day”.
“That’s actually a really good idea,” another fan wrote.
Diana Spellman, professional organiser and founder of Serenely Sorted has tried the hack herself and says it definitely works as a means to creating more space in your wardrobe.
However, she has suggested a few things to think about if you are considering giving it a go.
“I tried it with a paperclip which works equally well,” she tells Yahoo. “Though with the paperclip and the ring pull, you should take care as they can have sharp edges which could snag or damage clothes.”
As an alternative she’s suggested trying a gardening hook, which won’t pose a risk to clothes.
Diana also believes the hack will only work if you have depth in your wardrobe.
“Mine is only shirt height, so I don’t have the extra drop,” she explains.
“With the ring pull approach, I also worry slightly about creasing on clothes that have been lovingly ironed and also how easy it will be to sort out once you’ve worn a few of those clothes (will you get annoyed with having to untangle them?)” she adds.
As an alternative wardrobe space saver Diana suggests folding clothes in the ‘Marie Kondo’ style.
“I use the Marie Kondo approach loosely (not perfectly as it takes too much time!), to fold clothes in my drawers to maximise what you can see, avoid creasing and use the space effectively,” she explains.
“My drawers have stayed like this for the past one-and-a-half years since doing this!”
Check out the hack below:
Additional reporting by Marie Claire Dorking.