Are you sick of having a messy closet but don’t know how to start when it comes to organizing? We have some tips for you. An organized closet helps you get ready faster in the morning and will give the room a nice, clean feeling.
Before starting your project, you need to get all of your supplies. You will need trash bags, boxes, and tape. Designate each box for a category, such as donate, store, or throw away. When it comes time to throw stuff away you have your trash bags ready so there is no hesitation.
Now it is time to get started.
Empty Your Closet Completely
Before you start organizing, empty your closet completely. Take out all your clothes, accessories, storage bins, and anything else you have in there. Once your closet is empty, you will see exactly how much space you have to work with. Also, vacuum the floor and clean the walls so your closet is sparkling clean and ready to organize.
Declutter Your Clothes
The first and most obvious thing is to declutter your clothes. The easiest way to do this is by category. Separate your clothes into categories like dresses, two piece skirt sets, outerwear, velour lounge sets, outerwear, and party jumpsuits for women.
Once you have your clothes categorized, sort through them all and donate what you don’t wear anymore. When you see how many pieces you have in each category it is easier to make decisions about what you actually need and don’t need.
Picture Your Ideal Closet
What does your ideal closet look like? Does it have multiple bars to hang your clothes on? Does it have bins to hold your undergarments? How about a shoe rack on the bottom? Think about what your current closet does have. If it has lots of vertical space then you have room to hang multiple rods.
If you have hard-to-reach upper shelves, use this area to store out-of-season clothes. Plastic bins can hold bathing suits and summer clothes during the winter, then you can easily switch it out with winter clothes once summer comes along.
Categorize Your Clothes
When you are getting ready to organize your clothes, categorize them. Keep your work clothes together, athletic clothes together, and casual clothes together. It is much easier to find what you need when everything is grouped into categories.
Hang Dress Clothes
Hang up your dress clothes, fancy clothes, dresses, two piece skirt sets, and anything else that may wrinkle. When you hang them up, there is less chance you will need to iron them before you wear them. Hang everything facing the same way to give your closet a more organized feel.
Fold Sweaters and Denim
If you need more closet space to hang your clothes, then fold heavier items such as sweaters and jeans. Put your jeans in a separate pile than your sweaters. Store them on shelves in your closet or in a drawer in your dresser.
Roll Your Clothes
If you have lots of leggings, shorts, and cotton shirts, then rolling them up will save lots of space. Instead of having to fold or hang up your clothes, they will easily be rolled up and stored in a drawer or bin. When you do put them away, be sure to put them in categories.
Color-code your clothes when you put them in your closet. It might seem pointless to organize your clothes by color, but it will be much easier to put an outfit together when the colors are organized.
User drawer dividers for your underwear and socks. The dividers help maximize space and allow you to see everything without digging through a bing. Remember to put one piece of underwear in one compartment. Furthermore, on pair of socks should go in one compartment as well. You will be surprised how much better having this simple organization tip will change your life.
Hang Jewelry and Accessories
If you have extra space on the wall then hang your jewelry and accessories. Hang things like jewelry, ties, hats, or belts. Command hooks are easy to install and easy to move if you need more space. Another option is a few nails in the wall to hang hats. Don’t hammer the nail all the way into the wall and you have an easy hat hanger.
Vertical Storage Space
Don’t forget to use your vertical storage space. Lots of this space tends to get overlooked. If you have space on top of your shelves then hang a smaller shelf above it. Another option is to hand a tension rod underneath your hanging clothes. On the bottom tension rod, you can hang purses and handbags with hangers or small hooks. This will save so much space and you will easily find the perfect purse for your next occasion.
One In, One Out
Once your closet is all organized, use the “one in, one out” rule. This means if you get a new piece of clothing then donate an old piece of clothing. The same goes for shoes. When you get a new pair of shoes then donate an older pair you don’t wear anymore. When you use this rule, you will keep your closet clean and organized.
Love an Organized Closet
Organize your closet so it is easy to find your two piece suit sets, velour lounge sets, work clothes, dress clothes, and accessories. A clean, organized closet will make your life easier and you will be surprised how much more time you have on your hands because you aren’t searching for what you need.