Your Closet Dilemmas, Solved
PROBLEM: Our (OK, my) shoes are taking over the floor.
SOLUTION: File them away in Lynk's 15-pair convertible shoe rack ($24; wayfair.com), which can be built vertically or horizontally to best suit your space. (Note: Shoes with totally flat soles stay put better in the vertical orientation.) For back-of-the-door storage, consider Panacea/Grayline Products' 24-pair Adjustable Shoe Rack ($40; amazon.com); its shelves can be shifted to hold boots.
PROBLEM: Where do I put all these purses? (And, no, getting rid of them is not an option.)
SOLUTION: Jokari's got the market cornered on handbag help. The Purse Rack ($10; jokari.com) hooks onto a door and holds your eight fave bags in easy reach. The company's Purse Chain ($10) hangs from the closet bar to stash another eight.
PROBLEM: There's just not enough hanging space.
SOLUTION: Skip more costly rod reconfiguring by adding the free-hanging Dublet Adjustable Closet Rod Expander by Umbra ($20; The Container Store). You can set the width (from 19.5 to 35.5 inches) and the height (from 28 to 51 inches) for a custom fit.