You have discovered the best apartment. Natural light is bellowing in through the windows, the kitchen shelves are roomy, and you can't wait to soak in the garden tub. As you start unpacking your clothes into the closet, it becomes evident you may have too many clothes. And shoes. Maybe your roommate won the larger closet, your significant other actually has more clothes to choose from, or the space is more cramped than you recalled. Here are a few tips 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 usually exciting. However, the types of hangers you use in your closet can create or remove space. Using velvet hangers will increse so much availability in your closet and they are affordable. Also, keep your hangers color-conscious. It's pretty 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 and sleeve length. You know the drill - sorting through blouses to find your go-to sleeveless blue button up. Organizing your closet from summer to winter is easy, but enjoy the process! Remember it’s you who has to live with it every morning.
Don't Think you can't Fold SOME Clothes!
Not every piece needs to be on a hanger. Your sweaters, shirts, and jeans can all be folded into drawers or onto shelving. Folding items will keep the closet immensity manageable. The contrast between hanging and folded pieces will ensure you see your clothes more clearly.
If there is Space, Use it!
Take advantage of extra storage for the lower 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 can be used. There is no reason to leave empty space in a closet - only untapped potential.
If you have space in a bedroom, a rolling rack is the ideal plus-one to any walk-in closet. Be proactive and plan your outfits ahead of time, use your go-to pieces as decoration, or just use the said rolling rack as another storage option.