Closet Organization: How To Organize the Perfect Closet 04/22/2019 You have unearthed the perfect apartment. Natural light is streaming in through the windows, the kitchen are large, 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 roomie won the roomier closet, your +1 actually has more clothes than you, or the space is more cramped than you remembered. Here are a few tips to make the most out of your closet. Hangers over Folded Piles! Hangers are typically regarded as a necessary evil. Acquiring hangers is an errand and not treated as exciting. However, the types of hangers you decide to use in your closet can add or remove space. Using velvet hangers will add so much space in your closet and they're easy on the wallet. Also, keep your hangers the same color. It's all too easy to become distracted by unorganized hangers. Have a Purpose to Organizing! After you've kicked your old hangers to the curb, organize your shirts by color as well as sleeve length. We have all been there - combing through shirts to find immaculate sleeveless blue button up. Grouping your closet from light to dark is easy, but make it fun! Remember it’s you who has to see it every day. Don't Think you can't Fold SOME Clothes! Not everything must be on a hanger. Your shirts, sweaters and jeans can all be folded into drawers or shelves. Folding items will keep the closet volume down. The divergence between hanging and folded clothes will ensure you see your clothes more easily. If there is Space, Use it! Take advantage of extra storage for the lower half of the closet. Store 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 can be used. There is no dead space in a closet - only untapped potential. Last Call... If there is space in a bedroom, a rolling rack is the ideal addition to any closet. Be proactive and plan your outfits ahead of time, use your most coveted pieces as decor, or just use the said rolling rack as extra storage space.