You have discovered the perfect apartment. Natural light is flooding in through the windows, the kitchen shelves are large, and you can't wait to soak in the garden tub. As you start unloading your clothes into the closet, it becomes obvious you may have too many clothes. And shoes. Maybe your roomie won the better closet, your +1 actually has more to hang up, or the space is more restricted than you remembered. Here are a few tricks to make the most out of your closet space.
Hangers > folded piles!
Hangers are typically seen as a necessary evil. Purchasing hangers is something on your to-do list and not considered enjoyable. However, the types of hangers you decide to use in your closet can add or take away space. Using velvet hangers will free up so much availability in your closet and they're easy on the wallet. Also, keep your hangers color-conscious. It's all too easy to become distracted by clashing hangers.
Organize with a Plan!
After you've made the switch to your hanger of choice, organize your shirts by color as well as sleeve length. We have all been there - digging through tops to find immaculate floral dress. Dividing up your closet from light to dark is easy, but enjoy the process! Don’t forget you’re the one who has to see it every day.
Having Folded-Clothes isn't the End of the World!
Not everything needs to have a hanger. Your jeans, shirts and sweaters can all be folded into drawers or shelves. Folding items will keep the closet immensity workable. The divergence between hanging and folded garments will ensure you see your clothes more clearly.
Use ALLLLLL the Space!
Take advantage of extra storage for the bottom half of the closet. Organize accessories or folded clothing in the cubbies and keep shoes underneath. If there is still room, 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 you have space in a bedroom, a rolling rack is the ideal addition to any wardrobe. Be proactive and plan your outfits ahead of time, use your best pieces as decor, or just use the rolling rack as another storage option.