By moving the hanging rod to the back of this narrow and long closet we managed to free up space for a shelf that was repurposed from another area of the house. The shelf holds smaller containers of items such as important files, scarves, bathing suits, photos etc.
After removing unneeded items we used a set of wicker baskets to sort and store items by category - cleaning supplies, outdoor gear, umbrellas etc.This created a more streamlined and clutter free space. More functional too! Things are much easier to find and put away easily.