You have found the best apartment. Natural light is streaming in through the windows, the kitchen are spacious, and you can't wait to relax in the garden tub. As you start putting your items into the closet, it becomes apparent you may have too many clothes. And shoes. Maybe your friend won the bigger closet, your significant other actually has more clothes to choose from, or the space is more cramped than you thought. Here are a few tips to make the most out of your situation.
Hangers > folded piles!
Hangers are often accepted as a necessary evil. Acquiring hangers is a chore and not usually enjoyable. However, the types of hangers you use in your closet can increase or minimize space. Using velvet hangers will increse so much availability in your closet and velvet hangers are not super expensive. Also, keep your hangers the same color. It's really easy to become distracted by mismatched hangers.
Organize with a Plan!
After you've kicked your old hangers to the curb, organize your pieces by color as well as sleeve length. Tell me if this sounds familiar - digging through shirts to find your go-to striped skirt. Organizing 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 piece must have a hanger. Your sweaters, shirts, and jeans can all be folded into drawers or put away neatly on your closet shelves. Folding items will keep the closet bulk workable. The difference between hanging and folded pieces will ensure you see your closet more readily.
If there is Space, Use it!
Take advantage of extra storage for the base of the closet. Organize the clothes you folded or accessories in the cubbies and place shoes underneath. If there is still capacity, the top [of|part of|area of]184] the organizer you should definitely use. There is no dead space in a closet - only untapped potential.
+1 for the Road...
If space allows in the bedroom, a rolling rack is the quintessential +1 to any walk-in closet. Create a plan for your outfits either daily or weekly, use your most coveted pieces as adornment, or just use the rack as extra storage space.