If you have limited space inside your closet, it's time to look to some of the unused space above it. The Family Handyman has a quick plan for custom shelving that you can put above everything else.
Chances are you aren't making use of that space all the way at the top of your closet:
There's a lot of space above the shelf in most closets. Even though it's a little hard to reach, it's a great place to store seldom-used items. Make use of this wasted space by adding a second shelf above the existing one. Buy enough closet shelving material to match the length of the existing shelf plus enough for two end supports and middle supports over each bracket. Twelve-inch-wide shelving is available in various lengths and finishes at home centres and lumberyards.
We've shared a lot of space-saving closet tips (many of which you'll also find on the Family Handyman's list below), but this one is good if you're desperate and are willing to get your hands a bit dirty. Hit the link for more.
Easy Ways to Expand Your Closet Space [The Family Handyman]