Organizing The Perfect Closet Once and For All 04/22/2019 You have found the best apartment. Natural light is bellowing in through the windows, the kitchen shelves are spacious, and you can't wait to relax in the garden tub. As you start unloading your stuff into the closet, it becomes apparent you may have too many clothes. And shoes. Maybe your friend won the larger closet, your spouse actually has more clothes than you, or the space is more awkward than you remembered. Here are a few tips to make the most out of your closet space. Hangers Trump Folded Piles! Hangers are often accepted as a necessary evil. Buying hangers is an errand and not considered fun. 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 velvet hangers are affordable. Also, keep your hangers color-coordinated. It's all too easy to become distracted by unorganized hangers. Have a Purpose to Organizing! After you've made the switch to your hanger of choice, organize your pieces by color and sleeve length. Tell me if this sounds familiar - combing through shirts to find that perfect sleeveless blue button up. Grouping your closet from short to long is easy, but have fun with it! Remember it’s you who has to see it every time. Having Folded-Clothes isn't the End of the World! Not every piece needs to 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 difference between hanging and folded clothes will ensure you see your clothes more readily. Use ALLLLLL the Space! Take advantage of extra storage for the base of the closet. Organize accessories or folded clothing in the cubbies and place shoes underneath. If there is still capacity, the top [of|part of|area of]184] the organizer can be used. There is no reason to leave empty space in a closet - only unused potential. +1 for the Road... If there is space in the bedroom, a rolling rack is the ideal addition to any closet. Plan your outfits daily or weekly, use your most coveted pieces as decor, or just use the rack as another storage option.