You have found the best apartment. Natural light is bellowing in through the windows, the kitchen cabinets are roomy, and you can't wait to relax in the garden tub. As you start unloading your stuff into the closet, it becomes obvious 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 thought. Here are a few tips to make the most out of your closet space.
Hangers Trump Folded Piles!
Hangers are generally accepted as a necessary evil. Buying hangers is something on your to-do list and not thought of as enjoyable. However, the types of hangers you pick in your closet can add or minimize space. Using velvet hangers will free up so much room 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 switched hangers, organize your pieces by color and sleeve length. Tell me if this sounds familiar - combing through shirts to find your go-to sleeveless blue button up. Grouping your closet from short to long is easy, but have fun with it! You're the one who has to see it every time.
Folding SOME of your Clothes is Still Okay!
Not everything 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 volume workable. The contrast between hanging and folded pieces will ensure you see everything more readily.
Use ALLLLLL the Space!
Take advantage of extra storage for the bottom half 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 you should definitely use. There is no reason to leave empty space in a closet - only untapped potential.
+1 for the Road...
If there is space in the bedroom, a rolling rack is the ideal addition to any wardrobe. Plan your outfits daily or weekly, use your most coveted pieces as decor, or just use the rack as additional storage space.