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How to Organize the Perfect Closet 101

April 22, 2019
Closet organizer in Bloomington apartment

You have found the best 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 stuff into the closet, it becomes evident you may have too many clothes. And shoes. Maybe your roommate won the larger closet, your +1 actually has more clothes to choose from, or the space is more awkward than you recalled. Here are a few tips to make the most out of your closet.

Hangers > folded piles!

Hangers are typically regarded as a necessary evil. Acquiring hangers is a chore and not considered fun. However, the types of hangers you pick in your closet can increase or minimize space. Using velvet hangers will free up so much space in your closet and velvet hangers are easy on the wallet. Also, keep your hangers the same color. It's really easy to become distracted by unorganized hangers.

how to organize your closet

Organize with a Purpose! 

After you've switched hangers, organize your shirts by color then sleeve length. Tell me if this sounds familiar - digging through blouses to find immaculate printed pant. Grouping your closet from short to long is easy, but enjoy the process! Don’t forget you’re the one who has to look at it every time.

Folding SOME of your Clothes is Still Okay! 

Not every piece 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 contrast between hanging and folded clothes will ensure you see everything more clearly.

Use ALLLLLL the Space!

Utilize extra storage for the bottom half of the closet. Keep accessories or folded clothes in the cubbies and place shoes underneath. If there is still room, the top part of the organizer you should definitely use. There is no dead space in a closet - only unused possibilities.

+1 for the Road...

If there is space in your bedroom, a rolling rack is the perfect plus-one to any walk-in closet. Plan your outfits daily or weekly, use your most coveted pieces as adornment, or just use the rack as additional storage space.