If you haven’t organized your closet since you moved into your new apartment, chances are you’ve got some work to do. If you live in an apartment and have limited storage space, you’ve got to use every inch of your closet. From cleaning to categorizing, a closet makeover can be a constructive, mind-and-space clearing process. Let’s look at a few ways to get started.
Switch it for the Season
If you try to keep all of your clothes in rotation year round, you’ll soon find yourself running out of room. If you live in an area where the weather takes extreme turns in the summer and winter, feel free to pack away those tank tops when the snow starts falling or box-up your turtlenecks when it’s time to head to the beach. A clear plastic tote that can slide under the bed is a great space-saving, organizing tool.
Clean it Out
Each year, you should donate the clothes that you don’t wear to make space for new apparel. The easiest way to keep track is to start the year with clothes on a white hanger and convert them to black hangers once they’ve been worn and washed. That way when it comes time to switch for the season, you’ll know that you didn’t wear anything on a white hanger and can comfortably donate it.
Divide and Conquer
If you want to store jewelry or other fashion accessories in the closet of your luxury apartment home, you need separation. If you can’t fit a compartmentalized jewelry box in the closet, you can use drawer dividers to create different sections for necklaces, rings, earrings, and so on. You can do the same for socks, underwear, hairbands, and more.
We’re often left wondering what to do with our scarves, belts, or ties, but even the smallest apartments aren’t without hope. For scarves, you can buy inexpensive shower rings and hang them across the bottom of your hanger. Pull your scarves through and you’ve made a convenient, space and money saving storage device. You can do the same with your belts and ties.
If you don’t like the look of the DIY accessory holder, you can buy separate organizers for each product, like a hanger belt-organizer with small hooks for your belt buckle to hang from. Similarly, if you opted against the drawer organizer for jewelry, you can use a small shoe organizer or accessory organizer to keep jewelry out of the way and safely stored.