You have discovered the best apartment. Natural light is flooding in through the windows, the kitchen cabinets are roomy, 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 awkward than you thought. Here are a few tricks to make the most out of your situation.
Hangers Trump Folded Piles!
Hangers are typically seen as a necessary evil. Purchasing hangers is a chore and not usually exciting. However, the types of hangers you pick in your closet can add or remove space. Using velvet hangers will free up 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.
Organize with a Purpose!
After you've switched hangers, organize your clothes by color as well as sleeve length. We have all been there - sorting through blouses to find that perfect sleeveless blue button up. Organizing your closet from summer to winter is easy, but have fun with it! Remember it’s you who has to look at it every morning.
Having Folded-Clothes isn't the End of the World!
Not every item must have a hanger. Your shirts, sweaters and jeans can all be folded into drawers or shelves. Folding items will keep the closet volume workable. The difference between hanging and folded clothes will ensure you see everything more clearly.
If there is Space, Use it!
Utilize extra storage for the bottom half of the closet. Keep the clothes you folded or accessories 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 unusable space in a closet - only unused potential.
If there is space in the bedroom, a rolling rack is the perfect plus-one to any closet. Plan your outfits daily or weekly, use your best pieces as decoration, or just use the rolling rack as another storage option.