When it comes to apartment living, space is usually limited. This includes the closet. But that doesn't mean you have to sacrifice when it comes to keeping your wardrobe in order. Just follow these three steps to enjoy a more organized closet.
- Purge. First things first: get rid of anything you don't wear. A good rule of thumb is to donate anything you haven't worn within the past year. If you have a hard time tracking your ensembles, use this simple trick: turn all of your hangers to face the same direction. When you wear something, return it to your closet with the hanger facing the opposite way. After a few months, you'll be able to determine what's been hanging out, untouched.
- Organize. The next step is obviously organizing. How you do this is going to depend on the size of your closet and the size of your wardrobe. To start, sort everything into categories. Fold heavy sweaters and jeans, hang lighter tops and jackets, and assemble shoes in rows. This way, you'll be able to determine if you need any additional storage and where it might fit.
- Get creative. Once you know where your current closet is lacking, you can fix it with creative storage solutions. For instance, make use of dead air beneath your hanging clothing by adding shelves for shoes. Add some hooks for jewelry and belts. Use an over-the-door organizer for everything from scarves to shoes.
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How to Organize A Lot of Clothing in Very Little Closet Space [Lifehacker]