Tackling A Closet That Looks Like It Puked Clothes!
As you open your closet door, do things come falling out? Does your closet look like it has puked clothes, shoes, and other stored items all over the floor?
We all know how it feels to stand in front of a mess that lurks behind that door. Simply shutting the door day after day ignoring it won’t make it go away.
Benefits of Organizing Your Closet
Closets are one of the most common rooms in our homes that causes stress. This is because we tend to have the mindset that we can close to the door to the mess and clutter that fills the closet. This room is the least attended-to space in a home.
2. Gets you off to a positive start in the morning
What better way to start your morning than to be able to choose an outfit quickly without going through piles of things to find a top that you are searching for.
3. Causes you to take care of your things
When you organize your closet, you will find that you want to hang up those nice leather belts instead of throwing them on the floor in a corner.
4. Increases Space
Anytime something is organized, you are opening up extra space that is badly needed.
5. Prevents purchasing duplicate items
You thought you had a red top, but could not find it amidst the piles of clothing. Do you go out and purchase another one? Organizing things will help you to have a visual inventory of your wardrobe.
Where Do I Start In Organizing My Closet?
If you strategically plan out each step, you will find that it will be an easier task than you anticipated. All it takes is a little preparation and a few hours of your time.
Supplies You Will Need
- Clear Plastic Storage Bins
- Large for out of season items
- Shoebox-size for shoes
Step #1: Empty The Closet
- Take everything out of your closet and place on your bed.
- Do a thorough cleaning of your closet. Vacuum and dust.
Step #2: Divide & Sub-Divide Piles
You will need to divide everything on your bed into piles.
- Out Of Season (these things you will place in storage bins)
- In Season (these things you will hang up and keep accessible)
- Accessories (handbags, belts, scarves)
- Donate (these things you do not want)
Step #3: Box up your donated items and move them out of the area.
Step #4: Carefully fold and place out of season items into storage bins.
- Write “out of season” on a label and place it on the end of the clear storage bin.
Place bins on the top shelf of your closet with the label facing out towards you.
Step #5: Place hooks in your closet where you want to hang things.
Step #6: Hang your clothing in order.
Step #7: Organize by color.
- Go back through the items you just hung up and organize by color. This will help you to be able to choose your outfits quickly while making your closet aesthetically appealing.
Step #8: Place shoes into shoebox-size clear storage bins.
- Write on label the type and color of shoe
- Example: Red pumps, white sneakers, etc.
- Place these bins on a shelf in the closet. If you do not have shelves, you can stack them on the closet floor. Be sure that labels are facing out towards you.
Step #9: Hang up your accessories.
- Hang your belts, scarves, and hats on the hooks you placed in the closet.
- If you have crossbody handbags, hooks are ideal to hang them on.
Step #10: Place handbags on a shelf or in a clear storage bin.
- If you do not have a shelf to store your handbags, you can place them in a clear storage bin. Write on a label “handbags” and place in closet.
Step #11: Stand back and admire your hard work!
Further Organize If You Want
Organizing your closet does not have to end here. You can use nice wicker baskets to store things in.
Baskets are lovely to look at.
However, if you are more practical, clear storage bins allow you to see into them, and they have lids on them to protect the contents.
Remember, after you put effort into revamping your closet organization, stay on task by keeping it that way.