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Tips and Tricks to Make Your Bedroom Feel Bigger

Use the Foyer Closet

Most foyer and front hall closets are extremely underutilized spaces. Behind your coats and jackets, stash rarely-used dresses and suits in hanging garment bags. This is the place to store formal dresses, tuxedos, job interview suits – anything you don’t use more than once or twice a year. As tempting as it may be, don’t store clothes in dry cleaning bags – the plastic restricts airflow to the clothes and can cause mildew to form and discolor whites.