If you’re living in a small space, such as a dorm room or a small apartment, you might be having a hard time finding a home for everything you own. Even if you don’t own that much, it can be tricky to get organized when you live in a smaller space than you’re used to.
Still, it’s possible to stay organized even in a small space. If you’re having a hard time figuring out what to do with your clothing, here are a few tips that will hopefully help you out.
Use your wall space. It’s easy to forget that it’s possible to use vertical space to store items, but when you’re living in a particularly small space, this can be a lifesaver. Use your wall to hang items, such as handbags, backpacks, belts, and scarves. Using the inside of your closet door can be good too. This might be a good place to store your shoes.
Invest in some velvet hangers. I’d heard a lot about how these can save space but didn’t totally believe it until I got some for myself. And it really is a space saver. Where my clothes used to fit too tightly in my closet, now everything has a little room to breathe. So if you have too small a closet, this can be a good investment.
Get some drawer organizers. When you only have so much drawer space, you end up having to put multiple types of items in the same drawer. This is why it can be helpful to have some kind of way to keep those items apart. You can get drawer organizers or even just cut up some cardboard and create your own.
Store out-of-season clothing out of sight. If it’s winter, you don’t need to have your shorts and tank tops readily available. Personally, I currently store my summer and heavy winter under my bed. It’s all clothing I know I’ll be needing again but don’t have much use for at this moment. It’s not stored so far out of the way that I’ll forget it exists, but it doesn’t need to take up space in my closet for now.
Reevaluate what you own and declutter what you can. I know I probably sound like a broken record, but I won’t stop bringing this up. You probably own something that you could do without. Go through the clothing you own, and figure out if there’s anything that’s too small, big, worn down, or simply not your style anymore. Pass these items on to family, friends, or thrift shops. Or you can upcycle them and turn items into something new.
Let me know if you try out any of these tips. And if you have any suggestions of your own, feel free to leave those in the comments section.