You have unearthed the perfect apartment. Natural light is flooding in through the windows, the kitchen are large, and you can't wait to soak in the garden tub. As you start unloading 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 to choose from, or the space is more cramped than you remembered. Here are a few ideas to make the most out of your closet.
Hangers > folded piles!
Hangers are typically seen as a necessary evil. Acquiring hangers is something on your to-do list and not treated as exciting. However, the types of hangers you use in your closet can add or take away space. Using velvet hangers will add so much space in your closet and they're easy on the wallet. Also, keep your hangers color-coordinated. 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 clothes 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 onto shelving. Folding items will keep the closet volume down. The divergence between hanging and folded clothes will ensure you see everything more easily.
If there is Space, Use it!
Take advantage of extra storage for the lower half of the closet. Store accessories or folded clothing in the cubbies and place 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 untapped potential.
If space allows in a bedroom, a rolling rack is the ideal plus-one to any wardrobe. Plan your outfits daily or weekly, use your best pieces as decor, or simply use the said rolling rack as extra storage space.