It can be hard to resist buying a pair of heels that finally went on sale, even when your closet is toeing the line of being featured on an episode of Hoarders.
Apartment Guide analyzed nationwide apartment listings to pinpoint which metros provide the most square-footage when it comes to storage. So for those of you who can no longer differentiate where your closet ends and your room begins, a possible (and obviously rational) solution could be to pack up last season's threads and move to Phoenix, Ariz., where closet storage reigns supreme.
As always, there's a trade-off. None of the metros on this list are high-density locales, so for any New Yorkers living in a micro-unit with micro-storage, you're still out of luck. It is worth noting, however, that five of the 10 cities below (Dallas, Houston, Salt Lake City, Raleigh, and Atlanta) did appear in our top 10 list of fastest-growing U.S. cities earlier this year.
So if you value urban living more than closet space, you may need to bite the bullet and donate some of your belongings. Two helpful tips for trimming your closet's waistline: if you haven't worn an item in a year, then it's time to give it the boot, and for every new item you bring in, give one away. For those of you who let your life revolve around your wardrobe however, check out the cities below.
1. Phoenix, Ariz.
2. Dallas-Ft.Worth, Texas
3. Kansas City-Lawrence, Mo.
4. Omaha-Lincoln, Neb.
5. Houston, Texas
6. Atlanta, Ga.
7. Salt Lake City, Utah
8. Denver-Boulder, Colo.
9. Sacramento, Calif.
10. Triangle, N.C. (Raleigh-Durham-Chapel Hill)
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