How to Organize the Perfect Closet 101 04/22/2019 You have discovered the best apartment. Natural light is streaming in through the windows, the kitchen cabinets are roomy, and you can't wait to take a bubble bath in the garden tub. As you start putting your items 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 tips to make the most out of your closet space. Hangers Trump Folded Piles! Hangers are often regarded as a necessary evil. Purchasing hangers is an errand and not usually exciting. However, the types of hangers you decide to 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 easy on the wallet. Also, keep your hangers color-coordinated. It's pretty easy to become distracted by unorganized hangers. Organize with a Purpose! After you've kicked your old hangers to the curb, organize your pieces by color as well as sleeve length. You know the drill - sorting through shirts to find that perfect striped skirt. Organizing your closet from light to dark is easy, but have fun with it! Don’t forget you’re the one who has to live with it every day. Having Folded-Clothes isn't the End of the World! Not everything 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 volume manageable. The difference between hanging and folded garments will ensure you see your clothes more readily. All Space is Used Space! Utilize extra storage for the lower half of the closet. Keep 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. Last Call... If you have space in a bedroom, a rolling rack is the quintessential +1 to any wardrobe. Be proactive and plan your outfits ahead of time, use your go-to pieces as decor, or just use the rolling rack as extra storage space.