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How to Organize the Perfect Closet 101

You have unearthed the most outstanding apartment. Natural light is streaming 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 items into the closet, it becomes evident you may have too many clothes. And shoes. Maybe your roomie won the larger closet, your significant other actually has more clothes to choose from, or the space is more restricted than you recalled. Here are a few ideas to make the most out of your situation.

Hangers Trump Folded Piles!

Hangers are typically accepted as a necessary evil. Buying hangers is an errand and not usually exciting. However, the types of hangers you pick in your closet can add or remove space. Using velvet hangers will add so much room in your closet and they're not super expensive. Also, keep your hangers the same color. It's really easy to become distracted by mismatched hangers.
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Organize with a Purpose!

After you've made the switch to your hanger of choice, organize your shirts by color as well as sleeve length. You know the drill - sorting through blouses to find that perfect floral dress. Dividing up your closet from short to long is easy, but have fun with it! Remember it’s you who has to live with it every time.

Folding SOME of your Clothes is Still Okay!

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

If there is Space, Use it!

Utilize extra storage for the base of the closet. Store the clothes you folded or accessories 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 dead space in a closet - only untapped possibilities.

Last Call...

If space allows in a bedroom, a rolling rack is the best +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 another storage option.
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