Closet Organization: How To Organize the Perfect Closet

You have discovered the most outstanding apartment. Natural light is flooding in through the windows, the kitchen cabinets are spacious, and you can't wait to soak in the garden tub. As you start putting your items into the closet, it becomes obvious you may have too many clothes. And shoes. Maybe your roomie won the bigger closet, your spouse actually has more clothes than you, or the space is more cramped than you thought. Here are a few tips to make the most out of your closet space.
 

Hangers Trump Folded Piles!

 
Hangers are generally seen as a necessary evil. Acquiring hangers is an errand 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 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 clashing hangers.
 
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Organize with a Purpose!

 
After you've made the switch to your hanger of choice, organize your clothes by color as well as sleeve length. Tell me if this sounds familiar - sorting through shirts to find that perfect striped skirt. Organizing your closet from light to dark is easy, but make it fun! Don’t forget you’re the one who has to look at it every day.

Don't Think you can't Fold SOME Clothes!

 
Not everything must have a hanger. Your jeans, shirts and sweaters can all be folded into drawers or onto shelving. Folding items will keep the closet bulk manageable. The contrast between hanging and folded pieces will ensure you see everything more clearly.
 

Use ALLLLLL the Space!

 
Take advantage of extra storage for the base of the closet. Organize accessories or folded clothes in the cubbies and keep shoes underneath. If there is still capacity, the top [of|part of|area of]184] the organizer you should definitely use. There is no unusable space in a closet - only untapped potential.
 

+1 for the Road...

 
If there is space in your bedroom, a rolling rack is the ideal +1 to any wardrobe. Be proactive and plan your outfits ahead of time, use your most coveted pieces as decor, or you can still use the said rolling rack as extra storage space.
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