You have unearthed the best apartment. Natural light is flooding in through the windows, the kitchen shelves are large, and you can't wait to relax in the garden tub. As you start unpacking your stuff into the closet, it becomes evident you may have too many clothes. And shoes. Maybe your friend won the larger closet, your spouse actually has more clothes than you, or the space is more restricted than you remembered. Here are a few ideas to make the most out of your closet space.
Hangers over Folded Piles!
Hangers are typically accepted as a necessary evil. Buying hangers is something on your to-do list and not treated as fun. However, the types of hangers you pick in your closet can increase or take away space. Using velvet hangers will free up so much room in your closet and velvet hangers are easy on the wallet. Also, keep your hangers the same color. It's all too easy to become distracted by unorganized hangers.
Organize with a Purpose!
After you've kicked your old hangers to the curb, organize your clothes by color and sleeve length. You know the drill - digging through tops to find immaculate sleeveless blue button up. Organizing your closet from light to dark is easy, but enjoy the process! You're the one who has to live with it every day.
Don't Think you can't Fold SOME Clothes!
Not everything needs to be on a hanger. Your shirts, sweaters and jeans can all be folded into drawers or onto shelving. Folding items will keep the closet bulk manageable. The divergence between hanging and folded clothes will ensure you see your closet more readily.
If there is Space, Use it!
Utilize extra storage for the lower half of the closet. Keep 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 you should definitely use. There is no dead space in a closet - only unused potential.
If you have space in your bedroom, a rolling rack is the perfect +1 to any walk-in closet. Be proactive and plan your outfits ahead of time, use your go-to pieces as decor, or just use the rolling rack as extra storage space.