How to Organize the Perfect Closet 101 04/22/2019 You have discovered the most outstanding apartment. Natural light is streaming in through the windows, the kitchen cabinets are spacious, and you can't wait to relax in the garden tub. As you start unpacking your clothes into the closet, it becomes obvious you may have too many clothes. And shoes. Maybe your roomie won the roomier closet, your significant other actually has more clothes to choose from, or the space is more restricted than you remembered. Here are a few tricks to make the most out of your situation. Hangers over Folded Piles! Hangers are often accepted as a necessary evil. Acquiring hangers is a chore and not thought of as fun. However, the types of hangers you decide to use in your closet can increase or minimize space. Using velvet hangers will add so much room in your closet and velvet hangers are easy on the wallet. Also, keep your hangers color-conscious. It's pretty easy to become distracted by mismatched hangers. Organize with a Purpose! After you've switched hangers, organize your clothes by color and sleeve length. You know the drill - sorting through blouses to find immaculate floral dress. Organizing your closet from short to long is easy, but enjoy the process! You're the one who has to live with it every time. Don't Think you can't Fold SOME Clothes! Not every item needs to have a hanger. Your shirts, sweaters and jeans can all be folded into drawers or shelves. Folding items will keep the closet volume workable. The difference between hanging and folded clothes will ensure you see your clothes more readily. All Space is Used Space! Take advantage of extra storage for the bottom half of the closet. Organize accessories or folded clothing in the cubbies and keep shoes underneath. If there is still space, the top [of|part of|area of]184] the organizer you should definitely use. There is no unusable space in a closet - only untapped potential. Parting Shot... If there is space in a bedroom, a rolling rack is the quintessential plus-one to any closet. Create a plan for your outfits either daily or weekly, use your most coveted pieces as decor, or just use the rolling rack as another storage option.