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Becoming a Tiny Closet Fashionista: How to Master a Cozy Wardrobe

  |     |   Apartment Living, Decorating, Interior Design

Living in a charming apartment often means dealing with limited closet space. Don’t sweat it! At Osgoode Properties, we know a thing or two about transforming even the tiniest of closets into a fashionista’s dream. Whether you’re a heavy thrifter always on the hunt for a bargain or an organized minimalist who shops sparingly, we’ve got some techniques that will help residents make the most of their small closet space. 

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Goodbye Chaos, Hello Simplicity

The first step to mastering a tiny closet is to declutter, declutter, declutter! Take a good look at your clothing collection and be fierce and ruthless. Donate or sell items that you no longer wear or need – local thrift shops would likely welcome any excess, and social media platforms often have local “Buy Nothing” groups to gift items or Marketplaces where you can sell things. Simplicity is key to creating space for pieces you truly love.  

Once you’ve curated a collection you can focus on, invest in some space-saving hangers. These slim, non-slip hangers help you fit more clothing into your closet and keep your clothes wrinkle-free. They're a simple and effective solution for optimizing vertical space.

If your closet has shelves, use dividers and bins to keep things organized. Sort accessories, folded clothes, and shoes into labeled containers to make it easier to find what you need. Bonus points for creating a neat, tidy, and visually appealing space! 

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Seasons Change, So Do Your Clothes

We live in Canada, where Monday morning features frost but the afternoon is 30°C, making it hard to decide what to wear! Consider a seasonal rotation for your closet, always keeping a few warmer or cooler pieces close at hand. Vacuum-sealed bags or under-bed storage containers can hold a lot while being easily accessible in a pinch for those unpredictable weather days. When the seasons change, swap out your wardrobe to keep your closet organized year-round.

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Make it Meaningful and Multi-Purpose 

Every piece of furniture counts in a small living space, which is why incorporating pieces that serve multiple uses can be helpful for a super functional apartment. Ottomans with hidden storage can be a great space for winter apparel, whereas bed frames with built-in drawers offer out-of-sight storage for shoes, accessories, and off-season clothing.

Multi-functional doesn’t just apply to furniture; your wardrobe can follow suit! Consider adopting the capsule wardrobe philosophy: Build a small collection of versatile, timeless pieces that can be mixed and matched to create various outfits. This approach streamlines your closet and ensures you always have stylish options at your fingertips.

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Get Creative and Experiment

If your closet space is exceptionally limited, experiment with wall-mounted hooks and racks. Hang bags, scarves, belts, and even some of your favourite clothing items on these to free up space inside the closet. On the other hand, vertical space can be used to store your growing shoe collection. 

Over-the-door shoe organizers, shoe shelves, or clear shoe boxes are excellent options to keep your footwear in check while maximizing closet floor space.

Lastly, accessories can make or break an outfit, but thankfully they don't take up much space. Use hooks, pegs, or even a decorative ladder to display and organize them so they’re easy to grab at a glance in the mornings.  

Limited closet space can present a fun opportunity to unleash your creativity! With a little bit of organization and out-of-the-box thinking, you can transform your tiny closet in the envy of any fashionista. Happy styling!
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