We’ve all had the experience of dedicating an entire day to neatly arranging our closet, only for it to be destroyed by one instance in which we are looking for that perfect bag or dress. Already running late, we frantically tear apart our hard work to the point that it looked like a tornado viciously came through.
Systemizing your closet in a strategic manner will help you prepare for these panic moments.
Organizing your closet is an art; if done correctly, you’ll be able to locate almost anything in less than a minute without having to undo its tidy appearance. Furthermore, you’ll eliminate those countless hours you’ve most likely spent standing in front of your wardrobe, uninspired and muttering to yourself about how you have “nothing to wear.”
Step One: Sorting Your Clothes
Take out your clothes and other items that have found a permanent home among your racks. Go through the items that you haven’t touched for over a year and then judge if they should stay or go; be a harsh critic and get rid of everything that you are very unlikely to touch again. Some of your clothes could’ve gone out of fashion while others are too tight, too loose or slightly ratty. Consider taking the unwanted goods to a consignment store, letting your friends pick out the garments they like, or donating the articles you no longer want.
Step Two: Functionality
The initial phase of organization may not be too foreign to some, but it’s too important not to include; keep your clothing sorted by functionality. Your blazers should not jumbled with your dresses, which should not be intermingled with your tank tops. Consider organizing sections by length and weather. For example, keep short sleeved shirts next to the sleeveless tops, and thick sweaters nearby your zip-up hoodies. Based on the current season, rotate the different sectors so you have easy access to the segment you’ll be utilizing the most. No longer will you have to flip through the entire contents of your closet to find that one shirt you were looking for but, instead, will be able to narrow in on one particular section.
Step Three: Color Coding
Take a split second to determine how you go about pulling together your daily outfits; undoubtedly, one of the first things to cross your mind is which hues will flatter one another. Therefore, organizing the individual sections by color is not only visually appealing, but practical as well. This second step is often overlooked by women, leading to them wasting time scouring through textiles that don’t coordinate in order to find those few items that do.
Step Four: Birds of a Feather
If we’re all honest with ourselves, most of us would admit that there’s a particular kind of clothing we simply own more than our fair share of. Whether it’s black blazers, white sundresses or dark blue blouses, there’s always a specific style has the ability to catch our eye over and over again. That being said, there’s no reason to keep these items scattered apart from one another. By having them grouped together, they won’t only be easy to spot and access, but we’ll be able to be confront the truth that we may have just a few too many identical garments. If a quarter of your closet is made up of black jeans, it may be time to remove a few pairs and simply do laundry more often.
Additional Closet Organization Tips.
Shoes: Shoes usually take up a lot of space in closets. Separate shoes that you don’t use frequently and move them to a shoe rack elsewhere. Shoe organizers, like the ones found here, really can be the difference between fitting them all in your closet, and having them scattered throughout the rest of your room.
Winter Wear: Heavy sweats are sparingly used. Denim must be folded and stacked neatly in your closet. Denim, Trousers and Skirts that you regular use can be left hung so that it is a lot easier to use them. This arrangement also saves space. Make sure you clean the salt from your winter shoes. A simple shoe cleaner from Walmart will do the trick.
The hanger trick: During your spring cleaning, turn all of your hangers “the wrong way.” When you wear a piece of clothing, and hang it back up, turn the hanger back “the right way.” At the end of the season, all of the hangers that are still turned the wrong way are holding articles of clothing that you rarely wear. This will give you an idea of what might be ready to be donated or given away.
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