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How to Organize the Perfect Closet 101

April 22, 2019
Closet organizer in Westfield apartment

You have unearthed the most outstanding apartment. Natural light is flooding in through the windows, the kitchen cabinets are large, and you can't wait to soak in the garden tub. As you start putting 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 than you, or the space is more restricted than you recalled. Here are a few tips to make the most out of your closet space.

Hangers Trump Folded Piles!

Hangers are typically accepted as a necessary evil. Buying hangers is something on your to-do list and not usually exciting. However, the types of hangers you pick in your closet can add or take away space. Using velvet hangers will free up so much room in your closet and they're not super expensive. Also, keep your hangers color-coordinated. It's all too easy to become distracted by mismatched hangers.

organizing your apartment closet

Organize with a Plan! 

After you've switched hangers, organize your shirts by color as well as sleeve length. We have all been there - digging through blouses to find that perfect floral dress. Organizing your closet from short to long is easy, but enjoy the process! You're the one who has to live with it every time.

Having Folded-Clothes isn't the End of the World! 

Not every item must have a hanger. Your sweaters, shirts, and jeans can all be folded into drawers or onto shelving. Folding items will keep the closet volume down. The difference between hanging and folded pieces will ensure you see your clothes more readily.

If there is Space, Use it!

Utilize extra storage for the base of the closet. Store accessories or folded clothing in the cubbies and keep shoes underneath. If there is still space, the top [of|part of|area of]184] the organizer take advantage of. There is no unusable space in a closet - only unused potential.

Last Call...

If there is space in a 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 simply use the rack as additional storage space.