Closet Organization: How To Organize the Perfect Closet 04/22/2019 You have discovered the best apartment. Natural light is flooding in through the windows, the kitchen shelves are large, and you can't wait to take a bubble bath in the garden tub. As you start unloading your stuff into the closet, it becomes obvious you may have too many clothes. And shoes. Maybe your friend 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 situation. Hangers > folded piles! Hangers are typically regarded as a necessary evil. Purchasing hangers is a chore and not thought of as exciting. However, the types of hangers you use 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 color-coordinated. It's all too easy to become distracted by clashing hangers. Have a Purpose to Organizing! After you've made the switch to your hanger of choice, organize your clothes by color and sleeve length. Tell me if this sounds familiar - sorting through blouses to find your go-to floral dress. Dividing up your closet from light to dark is easy, but enjoy the process! You're the one who has to see it every day. Having Folded-Clothes isn't the End of the World! Not everything must be on a hanger. Your sweaters, shirts, and jeans can all be folded into drawers or onto shelving. Folding items will keep the closet immensity manageable. The contrast between hanging and folded garments will ensure you see your closet more clearly. All Space is Used Space! Utilize extra storage for the base of the closet. Organize accessories or folded clothes in the cubbies and keep shoes underneath. If there is still room, the top [of|part of|area of]184] the organizer take advantage of. There is no unusable space in a closet - only unused potential. Last Call... If there is space in the bedroom, a rolling rack is the best plus-one to any wardrobe. Create a plan for your outfits either daily or weekly, use your best pieces as adornment, or just use the rolling rack as additional storage space.