Organizing The Perfect Closet Once and For All
You have found the best apartment. Natural light is streaming in through the windows, the kitchen cabinets are large, and you can't wait to relax in the garden tub. As you start unloading your clothes into the closet, it becomes obvious you may have too many clothes. And shoes. Maybe your friend won the better closet, your +1 actually has more clothes than you, or the space is more cramped than you thought. Here are a few tips to make the most out of your closet space.
Hangers over Folded Piles!
Hangers are typically accepted as a necessary evil. Acquiring hangers is something on your to-do list and not that exciting. However, the types of hangers you use in your closet can add or minimize space. Using velvet hangers will increse so much space in your closet and velvet hangers are not super expensive. Also, keep your hangers color-coordinated. It's really easy to become distracted by unorganized hangers.
Organize with a Purpose!
After you've kicked your old hangers to the curb, organize your pieces by color as well as sleeve length. We have all been there - sorting through tops to find that perfect printed pant. Dividing up your closet from light to dark is easy, but have fun with it! Don’t forget you’re the one who has to see it every day.
Don't Think you can't Fold SOME Clothes!
Not every piece must be on a hanger. Your jeans, shirts and sweaters can all be folded into drawers or put away neatly on your closet shelves. Folding items will keep the closet volume manageable. The difference between hanging and folded pieces will ensure you see your clothes more readily.
All Space is Used Space!
Take advantage of extra storage for the base of the closet. Keep accessories or folded clothes in the cubbies and keep 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 untapped possibilities.
+1 for the Road...
If space allows in a bedroom, a rolling rack is the quintessential addition to any walk-in closet. Plan your outfits daily or weekly, use your best pieces as adornment, or you can still use the rolling rack as extra storage space.