You have found the perfect apartment. Natural light is flooding in through the windows, the kitchen shelves are roomy, 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 roommate won the larger closet, your +1 actually has more to hang up, or the space is more restricted than you remembered. Here are a few tips to make the most out of your situation.
Hangers over Folded Piles!
Hangers are typically accepted as a necessary evil. Acquiring hangers is something on your to-do list and not thought of as exciting. However, the types of hangers you pick in your closet can add or remove space. Using velvet hangers will add so much availability 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.
Have a Purpose to Organizing!
After you've switched hangers, organize your pieces by color as well as sleeve length. We have all been there - digging through blouses to find your go-to striped skirt. Organizing your closet from light to dark is easy, but have fun with it! Don’t forget you’re the one who has to live with it every day.
Folding SOME of your Clothes is Still Okay!
Not every item must be on a hanger. Your shirts, sweaters and jeans can all be folded into drawers or onto shelving. Folding items will keep the closet bulk manageable. The contrast between hanging and folded clothes will ensure you see your closet more clearly.
Use ALLLLLL the Space!
Take advantage of extra storage for the base of the closet. Store the clothes you folded or accessories 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 unused potential.
+1 for the Road...
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 adornment, or you can still use the said rolling rack as extra storage space.