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How to Organize the Perfect Closet 101

You have unearthed the most outstanding apartment. Natural light is bellowing in through the windows, the kitchen shelves are spacious, and you can't wait to take a bubble bath in the garden tub. As you start unloading your stuff into the closet, it becomes obvious you may have too many clothes. And shoes. Maybe your friend won the larger closet, your +1 actually has more clothes to choose from, or the space is more restricted than you recalled. Here are a few tips to make the most out of your situation.

Hangers Trump Folded Piles!

Hangers are typically seen as a necessary evil. Purchasing hangers is a chore and not thought of as exciting. However, the types of hangers you pick in your closet can add or take away space. Using velvet hangers will add so much space in your closet and they are not super expensive. Also, keep your hangers color-coordinated. It's pretty easy to become distracted by clashing hangers.
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Organize with a Plan!

After you've made the switch to your hanger of choice, organize your clothes by color as well as sleeve length. We have all been there - digging through shirts to find that perfect floral dress. Grouping your closet from summer to winter is easy, but make it fun! Remember it’s you who has to see it every morning.

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 shelves. Folding items will keep the closet immensity down. The contrast between hanging and folded pieces will ensure you see your closet more easily.

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 capacity, the top [of|part of|area of]184] the organizer take advantage of. There is no unusable space in a closet - only untried possibilities.

+1 for the Road...

If space allows in the bedroom, a rolling rack is the perfect +1 to any closet. Create a plan for your outfits either daily or weekly, use your most coveted pieces as adornment, or just use the said rolling rack as extra storage space.
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The Ivy Towns and Flats
The Ivy Towns and Flats is a luxury apartment community located at Sagamore Pkwy W and Cumberland Ave. in West Lafayette. Owned and managed by the J.C. Hart Company, we're dedicated to helping our Residents feel at home. We offer various floor plans and amenities to fit any lifestyle, and our Residents love living near Purdue University.
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