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How to Organize the Perfect Closet 101

April 22, 2019
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You have unearthed the most outstanding apartment. Natural light is flooding in through the windows, the kitchen shelves are roomy, and you can't wait to take a bubble bath 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 roomier closet, your +1 actually has more to hang up, or the space is more cramped than you remembered. Here are a few tricks to make the most out of your situation.

Hangers Trump Folded Piles!

Hangers are often seen as a necessary evil. Acquiring hangers is an errand and not that enjoyable. However, the types of hangers you use in your closet can add or minimize space. Using velvet hangers will add so much availability in your closet and velvet hangers are not super expensive. Also, keep your hangers color-coordinated. It's pretty easy to become distracted by clashing hangers.

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Organize with a Purpose! 

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 floral dress. Organizing your closet from summer to winter is easy, but make it fun! You're the one who has to see it every morning.

Don't Think you can't Fold SOME Clothes! 

Not every item must be on a hanger. Your sweaters, shirts, and jeans can all be folded into drawers or put away neatly on your closet shelves. Folding items will keep the closet bulk manageable. The contrast between hanging and folded garments will ensure you see your clothes more clearly.

Use ALLLLLL the Space!

Utilize extra storage for the lower half of the closet. Store accessories or folded clothing in the cubbies and keep shoes underneath. If there is still capacity, the top [of|part of|area of]184] the organizer take advantage of. There is no dead space in a closet - only untapped possibilities.

Last Call...

If you have space in a bedroom, a rolling rack is the quintessential plus-one to any closet. Create a plan for your outfits either daily or weekly, use your best pieces as decoration, or simply use the said rolling rack as extra storage space.