You have discovered the perfect apartment. Natural light is flooding in through the windows, the kitchen shelves are roomy, and you can't wait to soak in the garden tub. As you start putting your clothes into the closet, it becomes evident you may have too many clothes. And shoes. Maybe your roomie won the better closet, your +1 actually has more to hang up, or the space is more restricted than you recalled. Here are a few ideas to make the most out of your closet space.
Hangers Trump Folded Piles!
Hangers are often seen as a necessary evil. Buying hangers is an errand and not treated as exciting. However, the types of hangers you use in your closet can add or take away space. Using velvet hangers will add so much space in your closet and velvet hangers are affordable. Also, keep your hangers the same color. It's pretty easy to become distracted by unorganized hangers.
Organize with a Plan!
After you've kicked your old hangers to the curb, organize your pieces by color as well as sleeve length. We have all been there - sorting through shirts to find that perfect striped skirt. Dividing up your closet from summer to winter is easy, but enjoy the process! Don’t forget you’re the one who has to live with it every morning.
Folding SOME of your Clothes is Still Okay!
Not every piece needs to be on a hanger. Your jeans, shirts and sweaters can all be folded into drawers or onto shelving. Folding items will keep the closet bulk manageable. The difference between hanging and folded garments will ensure you see your clothes more readily.
Use ALLLLLL the Space!
Utilize extra storage for the lower half of the closet. Store accessories or folded clothing in the cubbies and keep shoes underneath. If there is still capacity, the top [of|part of|area of]184] the organizer you should definitely use. There is no unusable space in a closet - only untried potential.
If you have space in a bedroom, a rolling rack is the best +1 to any wardrobe. Plan your outfits daily or weekly, use your go-to pieces as decoration, or simply use the rolling rack as extra storage space.