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How to Organize the Perfect Closet 101

April 22, 2019
Closet organizer in West Lafayette apartment

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 soak in the garden tub. As you start unpacking 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 ideas 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 create or take away space. Using velvet hangers will add so much space in your closet and velvet hangers are not super expensive. Also, keep your hangers the same color. It's pretty easy to become distracted by mismatched hangers.

organizing your apartment closet

Organize with a Purpose! 

After you've switched hangers, organize your shirts by color as well as sleeve length. You know the drill - digging through shirts to find your go-to floral dress. Grouping your closet from light to dark is easy, but make it fun! You're the one who has to look at it every day.

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

Not every piece 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 immensity manageable. The contrast between hanging and folded pieces will ensure you see your closet more clearly.

If there is Space, Use it!

Utilize extra storage for the base of the closet. Keep 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 simply use the said rolling rack as extra storage space.