You have unearthed the perfect 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 unloading 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 > folded piles!
Hangers are typically regarded 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 room in your closet and velvet hangers are easy on the wallet. Also, keep your hangers the same color. It's pretty easy to become distracted by clashing hangers.
Organize with a Purpose!
After you've kicked your old hangers to the curb, organize your clothes by color and sleeve length. Tell me if this sounds familiar - digging through shirts 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 onto shelving. Folding items will keep the closet volume 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 bottom half of the closet. Keep the clothes you folded or accessories 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 dead space in a closet - only untried potential.
If space allows in a bedroom, a rolling rack is the best +1 to any wardrobe. Plan your outfits daily or weekly, use your most coveted pieces as decoration, or just use the rolling rack as extra storage space.