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How to Organize the Perfect Closet 101

April 22, 2019
Closet organizer in Broad Ripple apartment

You have found the most outstanding apartment. Natural light is flooding in through the windows, the kitchen shelves are spacious, and you can't wait to relax in the garden tub. As you start unloading your clothes into the closet, it becomes obvious you may have too many clothes. And shoes. Maybe your roommate won the roomier closet, your significant other actually has more clothes than you, or the space is more restricted than you thought. Here are a few tricks to make the most out of your closet space.

Hangers > 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 use in your closet can increase or minimize space. Using velvet hangers will add so much space in your closet and they are affordable. Also, keep your hangers color-conscious. It's pretty easy to become distracted by mismatched hangers.

organizing your apartment closet

Organize with a Purpose! 

After you've made the switch to your hanger of choice, organize your clothes by color and sleeve length. We have all been there - sorting through blouses to find immaculate floral dress. Dividing up your closet from short to long is easy, but have fun with it! Remember it’s you 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 sweaters, shirts, and jeans can all be folded into drawers or onto shelving. Folding items will keep the closet volume workable. The difference between hanging and folded pieces will ensure you see your clothes more readily.

All Space is Used Space!

Take advantage of extra storage for the base 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 can be used. There is no dead space in a closet - only unused potential.

+1 for the Road...

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 best pieces as decor, or simply use the rack as another storage option.