Closet Organization Ideas for Apartment Dwellers

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Some of the available apartments in Jefferson have large closets, and others have small ones (our closets are spacious); but no matter how generously sized the closets in your apartment are, it seems like you can never have too much storage space.

The following closet organization ideas have been compiled specifically with apartment dwellers in mind. These tips will help you maximize your closet space and get your closet organized effectively.

Before you get started on your closet organization project, it’s a great idea to declutter your closet and get rid of anything you don’t need. If you haven’t worn a particular garment in over a year, it’s a good candidate for charity donation. Getting rid of closet clutter will give you fewer things to have to organize, and it will free up additional closet space.

We suggest that you reorganize your closet at least twice a year, ideally when the weather changes at the beginning of each season. If it’s summer time, store your winter clothes in the harder-to-reach areas of the closet. Then when fall arrives, put your summer clothes in the out-of-the way storage spaces and use the main area of the closet for making your fall and winter clothing easily available.

For organizing small closets, you can create extra space by using an organizer that fits onto the closet door and hangs down over it. This is a great way to store shoes and other accessories, and it puts them in easy reach for getting dressed quickly in the morning. Hanging shoe organizers are popular with college kids living in dorm rooms, and they are just as ideal for use by apartment dwellers.

Need even more additional space? You can add strategically placed hooks for hanging additional items.

If the closet in your apartment doesn’t have shelf dividers, you can add them yourself. This is worth doing, because divided shelves make it much easier to stack things vertically.

If you add lighting to your closet, it will allow you to make the most of every inch in even the darkest corners. It would be especially convenient to install drawer lights that will light up every time you open one of the drawers.

Have a system for hanging things methodically, and be consistent in using it. You can group like items together, for example, blouses and shirts in one area, pants in another, and dresses in another. For many busy apartment dwellers, it makes even more sense to hang entire outfits together, including jewelry or accessories placed in a plastic baggie and clipped to the hanger. That way, you have everything you need to get dressed available in one spot, and you can grab it all and get dressed in a hurry.

Apartments in Jefferson

We hope these closet organization ideas will be helpful for all of you who are renting apartments in Jefferson, and that they will also be of use to tenants in other locations as well. Best wishes to you with your closet organization project.

Check out Morgenson’s Elizabeth Avenue apartments in Jefferson Wisconsin. They have spacious bedrooms with plenty of closet space. Call us at 920-253-9470 to find out more.

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