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Fold, Roll or Hang … That is the Question

A big part of organizing closets and drawers is having an understanding of exactly how to store your clothing. When you fold, roll, and hang you might actually be freeing up space. Not only that, you’ll be able to see everything available to you, which eliminates having items out of sight and therefore never worn. Proper clothing storage can also help you get the most longevity out of your wardrobe.

So let’s review your three options:

1) Fold

  • Sweaters
  • Jeans
  • Casual pants
  • Shorts
  • Shawls
  • Athletic wear
  • T-shirts

We all fold clothing, but did you know folded clothing is best stored on a shelf. Why? Because folded clothing in drawers aren’t rotated. The clothing on top is what’s worn because what’s below isn’t seen. This leaves an enormous amount of unused clothes. When folded items are stacked and placed on a shelf you can see your selections in one glance and instantly extend your wardrobe because you’re wearing more thanks to rotating.

2) Roll

  • Socks
  • Underwear
  • Leggings
  • Scarves
  • Ties
  • Camisoles
  • Sleepwear

Rolled clothing is perfect for drawers or placed in bins and baskets. Because these items are smaller, rolling them allows you to see everything at once while saving precious storage space.






3) Hang

  • Coats
  • Dresses
  • Blouses
  • Tunics
  • Skirts
  • Dress pants
  • Formal wear
  • Robes
  • Anything linen

Hanging is the best way to ensure wrinkle-free clothing. Choosing items that wrinkle is your first step in knowing what needs to be hung. Then consider bulky items, such as robes or coats, which simply won’t fold or roll well. Two options organizational experts recommend are to hang clothing according to color, from light to dark or hang by category such as keeping all blouses together, pants together, etc.








If you find you’re not getting the space needed as you apply these practices, it might be time to consider a custom closet system. These systems can offer you the shelf, drawer and hanging space needed to ensure getting dressed each morning is a breeze. Call our team of experts at Victory Closets to learn about our affordable systems.

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