Organize Your Apartment Closets

Organize Your Apartment Closets. That sounds like a daunting task doesn’t it?  With a little time and effort you can do it.  The end result will be a orderly closet and you will be able to find everything you need.  Here are some tips to help you get started.

Closet Space

Look At Your Closet

  • -organization begins with an honest evaluation of your wardrobe
  • -you should have nothing in your closet that isn’t currently wearable
  • -lose anything that doesn’t fit or is out of style
  • -if you haven’t worn it in a year, ask when you will wear it again
  • -make sure everything in your closet goes with something else
  • -store nostalgic clothes with memorabilia if you don’t wear them
  • -place baskets for laundry, dry-cleaning, and alterations / mending

Organize Your Apartment Closets

Categorizing Your Clothes when you Organize Your Apartment Closets

  • -separate by season
  • -store off-season in another area if short on space
  • -separate by clothing purpose (formal, work, casual)
  • -separate by type (jackets, blouses, pants, skirts, etc.)
  • -separate by style (short-sleeve, long-sleeve)
  • -clearly delineate categories with labeled rod divider discs
  • -or assign each section to a different part of the closet
  • -hang clothes by color from light to dark
  • -for quick and easy dressing, hang full outfits together

Organize Your Apartment Closets

Storing Your Clothes

  • -be aware of climate when storing items in an attic or basement
  • -put in cedar chips to keep out insects
  • -cardboard crossbars get sticky and leave a line on folded pants
  • -wire hangers make marks in the shoulders of your shirts
  • -stick to padded or plastic tubular hangers
  • -take your wire hangers to the dry cleaner to recycle
  • -use double-hanging rods for shorter items
  • -get rid of dry cleaner plastic covers as they clutter up your closet
  • -store small loose items in drawer systems or plastic tubs
  • -socks, lingerie, bathing suits, pantyhose, etc.
  • -roll up pantyhose to prevent runs
  • -hang belts, hats, and purses on hooks on the wall
  • -hang scarves on a hanger or scarf rack
  • -take shoes out of their original cardboard boxes
  • -use a shoe rack to keep footwear in sight and organized
  • -install shelves or bins for folding items

Hopefully these tips will help you create the hip and stylish closet that you want!!

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