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How to Organize the Perfect Closet 101

You have discovered the most outstanding apartment. Natural light is flooding in through the windows, the kitchen are spacious, and you can't wait to take a bubble bath in the garden tub. As you start unloading your clothes into the closet, it becomes apparent you may have too many clothes. And shoes. Maybe your roomie won the bigger closet, your spouse actually has more to hang up, or the space is more awkward than you thought. Here are a few ideas to make the most out of your situation.

Hangers Trump Folded Piles!

Hangers are typically regarded as a necessary evil. Purchasing hangers is something on your to-do list and not considered exciting. However, the types of hangers you decide to use in your closet can add or take away space. Using velvet hangers will free up so much availability in your closet and they are easy on the wallet. Also, keep your hangers color-conscious. It's really easy to become distracted by unorganized hangers.
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Organize with a Purpose!

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 tops to find that perfect sleeveless blue button up. Organizing your closet from summer to winter is easy, but make it fun! Don’t forget you’re the one who has to look at it every morning.

Don't Think you can't Fold SOME Clothes!

Not every piece needs to have a hanger. Your jeans, shirts and sweaters can all be folded into drawers or onto shelving. Folding items will keep the closet volume workable. The contrast between hanging and folded pieces will ensure you see your clothes more clearly.

All Space is Used Space!

Take advantage of extra storage for the lower half of the closet. Store the clothes you folded or accessories 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 unusable space in a closet - only unused possibilities.

Parting Shot...

If you have space in your bedroom, a rolling rack is the best +1 to any walk-in closet. Plan your outfits daily or weekly, use your best pieces as decoration, or simply use the rack as additional storage space.
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