How to Organize the Perfect Closet 101 04/22/2019 You have unearthed the perfect apartment. Natural light is streaming in through the windows, the kitchen cabinets 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 > folded piles! Hangers are typically accepted as a necessary evil. Purchasing hangers is something on your to-do list and not treated as enjoyable. However, the types of hangers you pick in your closet can increase or remove space. Using velvet hangers will add so much room in your closet and they are affordable. Also, keep your hangers the same color. It's really easy to become distracted by unorganized hangers. Organize with a Plan! After you've kicked your old hangers to the curb, organize your shirts by color and sleeve length. We have all been there - digging through tops to find immaculate sleeveless blue button up. Organizing your closet from summer to winter is easy, but enjoy the process! You're the one who has to live with it every morning. Don't Think you can't Fold SOME Clothes! Not everything 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 volume down. The divergence between hanging and folded pieces 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 can be used. There is no dead space in a closet - only unused potential. Parting Shot... If you have space in your bedroom, a rolling rack is the perfect +1 to any walk-in closet. Plan your outfits daily or weekly, use your go-to pieces as decoration, or simply use the rack as extra storage space.