You have discovered the most outstanding apartment. Natural light is flooding 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 roommate won the roomier closet, your +1 actually has more clothes to choose from, or the space is more awkward than you thought. Here are a few tricks to make the most out of your closet.
Hangers > folded piles!
Hangers are typically seen as a necessary evil. Purchasing hangers is a chore and not thought of as enjoyable. However, the types of hangers you pick in your closet can add or remove space. Using velvet hangers will increse so much space in your closet and velvet hangers are affordable. Also, keep your hangers color-coordinated. It's pretty easy to become distracted by clashing hangers.
Organize with a Plan!
After you've kicked your old hangers to the curb, organize your clothes by color and sleeve length. You know the drill - sorting through shirts to find immaculate sleeveless blue button up. Grouping your closet from summer to winter is easy, but have fun with it! You're the one who has to live with it every morning.
Folding SOME of your Clothes is Still Okay!
Not every piece 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 down. The difference between hanging and folded pieces will ensure you see everything more easily.
If there is Space, Use it!
Take advantage of extra storage for the base of the closet. Organize accessories or folded clothing in the cubbies and organize 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 unused possibilities.
+1 for the Road...
If you have space in your bedroom, a rolling rack is the best +1 to any walk-in closet. Create a plan for your outfits either daily or weekly, use your most coveted pieces as decor, or you can still use the rolling rack as extra storage space.