You have discovered the most outstanding apartment. Natural light is bellowing in through the windows, the kitchen shelves are roomy, and you can't wait to relax in the garden tub. As you start putting your clothes into the closet, it becomes evident you may have too many clothes. And shoes. Maybe your friend won the larger closet, your significant other actually has more to hang up, or the space is more cramped than you remembered. Here are a few tricks to make the most out of your closet space.
Hangers > folded piles!
Hangers are often accepted as a necessary evil. Buying hangers is an errand and not thought of as exciting. However, the types of hangers you use in your closet can increase 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 the same color. It's all too easy to become distracted by clashing hangers.
Organize with a Purpose!
After you've made the switch to your hanger of choice, organize your pieces by color as well as sleeve length. Tell me if this sounds familiar - combing through shirts to find your go-to striped skirt. Dividing up your closet from short to long is easy, but enjoy the process! Don’t forget you’re the one who has to look at it every time.
Don't Think you can't Fold SOME Clothes!
Not every item needs to have a hanger. Your jeans, shirts and sweaters can all be folded into drawers or shelves. Folding items will keep the closet volume workable. The difference between hanging and folded clothes will ensure you see your closet more readily.
Use ALLLLLL the Space!
Utilize extra storage for the bottom 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 unusable space in a closet - only unused potential.
+1 for the Road...
If there is space in the bedroom, a rolling rack is the ideal plus-one to any closet. Create a plan for your outfits either daily or weekly, use your go-to pieces as decoration, or just use the rack as another storage option.