How to Organize the Perfect Closet 101 04/22/2019 You have unearthed the most outstanding apartment. Natural light is streaming in through the windows, the kitchen cabinets are spacious, and you can't wait to soak in the garden tub. As you start unloading your clothes into the closet, it becomes evident you may have too many clothes. And shoes. Maybe your roomie won the roomier closet, your +1 actually has more clothes than you, or the space is more awkward than you thought. Here are a few tricks to make the most out of your closet space. Hangers over Folded Piles! Hangers are typically seen as a necessary evil. Purchasing hangers is an errand and not that exciting. However, the types of hangers you pick in your closet can add or minimize space. Using velvet hangers will free up so much space in your closet and they are not super expensive. Also, keep your hangers the same color. It's all too easy to become distracted by clashing hangers. Have a Purpose to Organizing! After you've kicked your old hangers to the curb, organize your pieces by color as well as sleeve length. Tell me if this sounds familiar - sorting through blouses to find your go-to floral dress. Organizing your closet from light to dark is easy, but have fun with it! Don’t forget you’re the one who has to look at it every day. Folding SOME of your Clothes is Still Okay! Not every item must be on a hanger. Your sweaters, shirts, and jeans can all be folded into drawers or put away neatly on your closet shelves. Folding items will keep the closet volume manageable. The divergence between hanging and folded clothes will ensure you see your clothes more easily. All Space is Used Space! Utilize extra storage for the bottom half of the closet. Keep accessories or folded clothes in the cubbies and keep shoes underneath. If there is still room, the top [of|part of|area of]184] the organizer you should definitely use. There is no dead space in a closet - only untapped potential. Last Call... If space allows in a bedroom, a rolling rack is the best +1 to any wardrobe. Create a plan for your outfits either daily or weekly, use your go-to pieces as decoration, or just use the rack as extra storage space.