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How to Organize the Perfect Closet 101

You have unearthed the best apartment. Natural light is bellowing in through the windows, the kitchen cabinets are spacious, and you can't wait to soak in the garden tub. As you start unpacking your stuff into the closet, it becomes evident you may have too many clothes. And shoes. Maybe your friend won the roomier closet, your +1 actually has more clothes than you, or the space is more cramped than you recalled. Here are a few tricks to make the most out of your closet.

Hangers over Folded Piles!

Hangers are typically seen as a necessary evil. Buying hangers is a chore and not considered enjoyable. However, the types of hangers you pick in your closet can increase or minimize space. Using velvet hangers will add so much space in your closet and they are affordable. Also, keep your hangers color-coordinated. It's pretty easy to become distracted by mismatched hangers.
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Organize with a Plan!

After you've kicked your old hangers to the curb, organize your shirts by color and sleeve length. Tell me if this sounds familiar - sorting through blouses to find immaculate floral dress. Organizing your closet from short to long is easy, but have fun with it! Don’t forget you’re the one who has to see it every time.

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

Not every item needs to have a hanger. Your shirts, sweaters and jeans can all be folded into drawers or shelves. Folding items will keep the closet bulk manageable. The difference between hanging and folded garments will ensure you see your closet more readily.

Use ALLLLLL the Space!

Take advantage of extra storage for the base of the closet. Store accessories or folded clothing in the cubbies and organize shoes underneath. If there is still space, the top [of|part of|area of]184] the organizer you should definitely use. There is no unusable space in a closet - only untried potential.

Last Call...

If space allows in a bedroom, a rolling rack is the best +1 to any wardrobe. Be proactive and plan your outfits ahead of time, use your best pieces as decoration, or simply use the rack as extra storage space.
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