You have found the most outstanding apartment. Natural light is flooding in through the windows, the kitchen shelves are roomy, and you can't wait to take a bubble bath in the garden tub. As you start putting your clothes into the closet, it becomes apparent you may have too many clothes. And shoes. Maybe your roommate won the roomier closet, your significant other actually has more clothes than you, or the space is more awkward than you remembered. Here are a few ideas to make the most out of your situation.
Hangers Trump Folded Piles!
Hangers are often seen as a necessary evil. Acquiring hangers is something on your to-do list and not thought of as fun. However, the types of hangers you use in your closet can add or remove space. Using velvet hangers will free up so much space in your closet and they're easy on the wallet. Also, keep your hangers color-coordinated. It's really easy to become distracted by clashing hangers.
Organize with a Plan!
After you've switched hangers, organize your clothes by color as well as sleeve length. Tell me if this sounds familiar - sorting through blouses to find your go-to striped skirt. Organizing your closet from summer to winter is easy, but make it fun! Don’t forget you’re the one who has to see it every morning.
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 shelves. Folding items will keep the closet volume down. The difference between hanging and folded pieces will ensure you see everything more clearly.
All Space is Used Space!
Take advantage of extra storage for the bottom half 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 can be used. There is no unusable space in a closet - only unused potential.
+1 for the Road...
If space allows in your bedroom, a rolling rack is the ideal +1 to any closet. Plan your outfits daily or weekly, use your best pieces as decor, or you can still use the said rolling rack as extra storage space.