I've been watching HGTV's new series Million Dollar Closets, which inspired me to organize my ten dollar closet. I purged anything that I haven't worn in over a year (which was way more emotional than I expected) and sorted garments out by color and style (dresses, tops, jeans, etc.).
I know NYC's idea of a closet is a dent in the wall (and you're lucky if you even get that). A cool closet space -or lack there of- solution is to incorporate your clothes and shoes into the rest of your room. While I was trying to stuff everything into the 2 square feet that defines my closet, I had this lightbulb moment- instead of hiding our clothes behind a closet door, why don't we show them off as art? So I went out and bought 2 dress racks from Ikea ($15 a pop) and a few $5 shelves - I looked really cute lugging those bad boys around on a bus and two subways- and displayed to my heart's content! I love the way my room looks like an upscale showroom and I can actually SEE what I own now.