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As you organize your closet each season it can feel like endless questions arise: should you hang onto that sweater you only wore once last year? Where should you put your belts? What should you do with your out-of-season clothes?

Perhaps the biggest question of all though, the one that truly shapes how you organize and access your clothes, is what should be folded and what should be hung.

While this decision might seem tough to tackle, in reality there are clear rules for what should be hung and what should be folded: check out what the experts say below!

What to Hang

When you’re considering which items to hang, you might have to prioritize based on your available closet space. A previous post on organizing closet space can help with that!

As a general rule, you should aim to hang anything made of delicate materials or that you want to ensure stay protected.

Some items that should always be hung (or be prioritized when it comes to hanging space in the closet) include:

  • Dresses
  • Dress pants
  • Blazers
  • Work or more formal blouses and tops
  • Lightweight or wrinkle prone items 

What to Fold

When it comes to what items you want to fold it’s not just about what you don’t have room to hang in your closet- some materials and items store better and are less prone to damage when they are folded rather than hung.

Whether you’ll be storing folded items on shelves in your closet, on a garment rack or in a dresser, knowing you’re storing them properly will help you feel good about your decision.

Some items that you should always fold (because they don’t need to hung and will actually do better being stored folded) include:

  • Sweaters
  • Sweater dresses
  • Heavy items with lots of embellishment (like beading)
  • Casual T-shirts
  • Jeans
  • Khaki pants

Whether you have all the closet space in the world or are trying your best to prioritize what gets space in your smaller closet, you’re going to have to make decisions about which items to hang and which items to fold.

By following the guidance above you’ll be sure to make the right choice when it comes to what goes where!

Here are a couple of more links to help you make these decisions: Martha Stewart Hang or Fold Clothes; One Good Thing Fold vs Hang. 

 


 

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