Organizing The Perfect Closet Once and For All 04/22/2019 You have found the most outstanding apartment. Natural light is streaming in through the windows, the kitchen cabinets are large, and you can't wait to soak in the garden tub. As you start putting your items into the closet, it becomes apparent you may have too many clothes. And shoes. Maybe your friend won the better closet, your significant other actually has more clothes to choose from, or the space is more cramped than you recalled. Here are a few tips to make the most out of your situation. Hangers > folded piles! Hangers are generally regarded as a necessary evil. Acquiring hangers is something on your to-do list and not thought of as fun. However, the types of hangers you use in your closet can increase or remove space. Using velvet hangers will increse so much space in your closet and they are not super expensive. Also, keep your hangers color-coordinated. It's really easy to become distracted by clashing hangers. Organize with a Purpose! After you've made the switch to your hanger of choice, organize your clothes by color and sleeve length. You know the drill - sorting through blouses to find your go-to striped skirt. Organizing your closet from light to dark is easy, but enjoy the process! You're the one who has to look at it every day. Having Folded-Clothes isn't the End of the World! Not every item must be on a hanger. Your shirts, sweaters and jeans can all be folded into drawers or shelves. Folding items will keep the closet bulk down. The divergence between hanging and folded garments will ensure you see your closet more clearly. If there is Space, Use it! Take advantage of extra storage for the base of the closet. Keep the clothes you folded or accessories in the cubbies and place shoes underneath. If there is still space, the top [of|part of|area of]184] the organizer take advantage of. There is no dead space in a closet - only untapped potential. +1 for the Road... If space allows in your bedroom, a rolling rack is the quintessential addition to any walk-in closet. Plan your outfits daily or weekly, use your go-to pieces as adornment, or just use the rack as extra storage space.