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Closet Organization: How To Organize the Perfect Closet

You have found the perfect apartment. Natural light is bellowing in through the windows, the kitchen are roomy, 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 roomie won the larger closet, your significant other actually has more clothes to choose from, or the space is more restricted than you remembered. Here are a few ideas to make the most out of your situation.

Hangers > folded piles!

Hangers are often regarded as a necessary evil. Purchasing hangers is a chore and not treated as fun. However, the types of hangers you decide to use in your closet can add or remove space. Using velvet hangers will free up so much availability in your closet and velvet hangers are affordable. Also, keep your hangers color-coordinated. It's pretty easy to become distracted by unorganized hangers.
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Organize with a Plan!

After you've switched hangers, organize your pieces by color then sleeve length. Tell me if this sounds familiar - sorting through blouses to find that perfect floral dress. Grouping 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.

Folding SOME of your Clothes is Still Okay!

Not every piece needs to be on a hanger. Your sweaters, shirts, and jeans can all be folded into drawers or put away neatly on your closet shelves. Folding items will keep the closet immensity manageable. The contrast between hanging and folded pieces will ensure you see your closet more easily.

Use ALLLLLL the Space!

Take advantage of extra storage for the bottom half of the closet. Keep the clothes you folded or accessories in the cubbies and keep shoes underneath. If there is still room, the top [of|part of|area of]184] the organizer can be used. There is no dead space in a closet - only untried possibilities.

Parting Shot...

If you have space in the bedroom, a rolling rack is the best addition to any walk-in closet. Plan your outfits daily or weekly, use your most coveted pieces as decor, or you can still use the rack as another storage option.
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