You have found the best apartment. Natural light is bellowing in through the windows, the kitchen shelves are large, and you can't wait to take a bubble bath in the garden tub. As you start putting your stuff into the closet, it becomes evident 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 tricks to make the most out of your situation.
Hangers over Folded Piles!
Hangers are often accepted as a necessary evil. Purchasing hangers is a chore and not usually exciting. However, the types of hangers you pick in your closet can add or minimize space. Using velvet hangers will free up so much room in your closet and they are easy on the wallet. Also, keep your hangers color-conscious. It's all too easy to become distracted by mismatched hangers.
Organize with a Plan!
After you've switched hangers, organize your pieces by color as well as sleeve length. Tell me if this sounds familiar - combing through blouses to find your go-to printed pant. Organizing your closet from short to long is easy, but enjoy the process! Remember it’s you who has to look at it every time.
Folding SOME of your Clothes is Still Okay!
Not every item 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 divergence between hanging and folded garments will ensure you see your clothes more clearly.
All Space is Used Space!
Utilize extra storage for the base of the closet. Store the clothes you folded or accessories in the cubbies and organize shoes underneath. If there is still room, the top [of|part of|area of]184] the organizer you should definitely use. There is no reason to leave empty space in a closet - only untapped possibilities.
If there is space in the bedroom, a rolling rack is the best +1 to any closet. Create a plan for your outfits either daily or weekly, use your go-to pieces as decoration, or you can still use the said rolling rack as extra storage space.