How to Organize the Perfect Closet 101
You have unearthed the best apartment. Natural light is bellowing in through the windows, the kitchen shelves are roomy, and you can't wait to soak in the garden tub. As you start unpacking your clothes into the closet, it becomes apparent you may have too many clothes. And shoes. Maybe your roommate won the better closet, your spouse actually has more clothes to choose from, or the space is more restricted than you remembered. Here are a few tricks to make the most out of your situation.
Hangers over Folded Piles!
Hangers are typically seen as a necessary evil. Acquiring hangers is an errand and not treated as exciting. 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 they are easy on the wallet. Also, keep your hangers the same color. It's all too easy to become distracted by clashing hangers.
Organize with a Purpose!
After you've kicked your old hangers to the curb, organize your pieces by color and sleeve length. We have all been there - sorting through blouses to find that perfect sleeveless blue button up. Organizing your closet from light to dark is easy, but make it fun! You're the one who has to look at it every day.
Having Folded-Clothes isn't the End of the World!
Not every piece must have 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 immensity workable. The difference between hanging and folded clothes will ensure you see everything more easily.
Use ALLLLLL the Space!
Utilize extra storage for the base of the closet. Organize accessories or folded clothes in the cubbies and place shoes underneath. If there is still room, 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 untried possibilities.
+1 for the Road...
If space allows in your bedroom, a rolling rack is the best plus-one to any walk-in closet. Be proactive and plan your outfits ahead of time, use your most coveted pieces as adornment, or you can still use the rolling rack as additional storage space.