How to Organize the Perfect Closet 101

You have discovered the best apartment. Natural light is flooding in through the windows, the kitchen cabinets are spacious, and you can't wait to soak in the garden tub. As you start putting your stuff into the closet, it becomes obvious you may have too many clothes. And shoes. Maybe your friend won the larger closet, your +1 actually has more clothes to choose from, or the space is more cramped than you remembered. Here are a few tricks to make the most out of your closet space.
 

Hangers Trump Folded Piles!

 
Hangers are typically regarded as a necessary evil. Buying hangers is a chore and not treated as exciting. However, the types of hangers you pick in your closet can create or remove 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-conscious. It's all too easy to become distracted by clashing hangers.
 
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Organize with a Plan!

 
After you've switched hangers, organize your shirts by color as well as sleeve length. We have all been there - sorting through shirts to find your go-to sleeveless blue button up. Organizing your closet from light to dark is easy, but have fun with it! You're the one who has to see it every day.

Folding SOME of your Clothes is Still Okay!

 
Not every item must have a hanger. Your sweaters, shirts, and jeans can all be folded into drawers or onto shelving. Folding items will keep the closet bulk workable. The contrast between hanging and folded clothes will ensure you see everything more easily.
 

If there is Space, Use it!

 
Utilize extra storage for the bottom half of the closet. Store accessories or folded clothing in the cubbies and keep shoes underneath. If there is still room, the top [of|part of|area of]184] the organizer can be used. There is no dead space in a closet - only untapped potential.
 

Last Call...

 
If there is space in the bedroom, a rolling rack is the perfect addition to any closet. Be proactive and plan your outfits ahead of time, use your most coveted pieces as decor, or just use the rolling rack as another storage option.
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