Need closet space? Try this brilliant $5 skirt hanger

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by Chrissy Callahan / / Source: TODAY

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Confession: I have more dresses and skirts than I’d like to admit. I’ve been cultivating my collection for years and try to take good care of my clothes so they last a while. But, I’ve always had one little problem — a lack of closet space.

Growing up, my sister and I didn’t have a closet until we were teenagers because my dad took over the one in our room. Once we did lay claim to that closet, my sister and I had to share it. The horror!

Fitting all my skirts into half a closet wasn’t easy, so I had to get a little creative and maximize the space I did have. After a bit of shopping, I came across a brilliant hanger that would fit several of my skirts and take up less space in my closet. I found it years ago at The Container Store, but this skirt hanger from Whitmor ($5 on Amazon) is identical.

Whitmor 4-Tier Folding Skirt Hanger, $5, Amazon

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It saves space by stacking four skirts vertically

This closet solution saves me major space.
This closet solution saves me major space.Chrissy Callahan / Chrissy Callahan

This space-saving skirt hanger vertically stacks skirts, so you can fit several while only taking up the actual space of one hanger in your closet. Amazing, right? The hanger has four tiers, so in theory you can fit a total of four skirts on it.

I fit more than four skirts on it

I like to push the limits, so I squeeze two or three skirts onto each of the tiers. They fit easily. Sure, once in a while a stray skirt slips off the hanger while I'm removing the one I want to wear, but I just try to be careful and gingerly grab the one I need.

I can fit up to 12 skirts on this one hanger!
I can fit up to 12 skirts on this one hanger!Chrissy Callahan / Chrissy Callahan

I keep buying more and more of the hangers

Since I first discovered the hanger years ago, I’ve picked up several, and they've definitely helped me to better organize my closet.

Even though I now live with my boyfriend and have graduated to having my own closet, I still appreciate these hangers. After all, they let me indulge my passion for fashion without worrying about space!

There are also several other options to choose from

Quality Hangers 6 Tier Skirt Hanger, $9, Amazon

Want to save even more space? Go for a six-tier hanger!

Tosnail Stackable Skirt Hangers, $14, Amazon

This one lets you stack several hangers together to save space.

Richards Homewares 4 Tier Trouser/Skirt Hanger, $12, Amazon

Caution: Adding a few of these hangers to your closet just might inspire you to buy some more skirts!

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