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How to Organize the Perfect Closet 101

April 22, 2019
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You have unearthed the most outstanding apartment. Natural light is streaming in through the windows, the kitchen shelves are roomy, and you can't wait to take a bubble bath in the garden tub. As you start unloading your items into the closet, it becomes evident you may have too many clothes. And shoes. Maybe your roommate won the roomier closet, your +1 actually has more clothes to choose from, or the space is more awkward than you remembered. Here are a few tricks to make the most out of your closet space.

Hangers over Folded Piles!

Hangers are typically regarded 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 add so much room in your closet and velvet hangers are not super expensive. Also, keep your hangers the same color. It's all too easy to become distracted by clashing hangers.

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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 - digging through shirts to find your go-to printed pant. Organizing your closet from summer to winter is easy, but have fun with it! Don’t forget you’re the one who has to see it every morning.

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 everything more easily.

All Space is Used Space!

Utilize extra storage for the base of the closet. Store accessories or folded clothes in the cubbies and keep shoes underneath. If there is still space, the top [of|part of|area of]184] the organizer you should definitely use. There is no unusable space in a closet - only untapped potential.

Last Call...

If space allows in a bedroom, a rolling rack is the quintessential +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.