A little messy?
Don’t worry, in no time at all it can get really better!
In this post you’ll find easy ways to organize your closet, once and for all.
You see, organizing your closet is just like organizing anything else.
You just need the right method and some time to put everything where it belongs.
So, let’s begin!
Tips for Organizing
Start by putting everything you can on hangers, because you can see your clothes more easily and browse through them quicker. You can hang dresses, tops, skirts, trousers. Just don’t hang fabrics that tend to lose their shape like some cottons – instead, stack them on shelves. (Note: invest on wooden hangers to give your closet a more clean look)
Organize your clothes by type of garment (tops, dresses, …), style and colors. For example, put all your long sleeved dresses together, short sleeved dresses, and so on, then subdivide buy colors and patterns – all blacks together, all patterns together. It’s much easier to find what you are looking for.
Shelves are great for knits, t-shirts and anything that doesn’t wrinkle easily. You can also stack jeans and shorts on shelves. Divide by style and also by color – large knits together, dark colors together.
On the top shelf you can store your clutches, hats and other items you don’t wear much (like out of season clothes or special occasion shoes – more on that latter).
What should you keep in drawers? Panties, bras, pijamas, workout clothes, belts, acessories, everything that is little or has many parts.
As for shoes, you can put them in drawers or shelves, depending on your closet space. That way you can see them more easily. But if you don’t have much space, buy Ikea shoe boxes – they are transparent so you can see the shoes inside the box.
Tips for Accessories
Clutches and Hats
Store your clutches and hats on the top shelves
You can hang belts or store them in a drawer
You can buy a scarf rack (check Ikea), or you can organize scarfs on hangers
You can store accessories on a drawer: organize by type (earrings, bracelets, necklaces, rings), and by color (gold, silver, other). Or, put them on display over your chest of drawers or dressing table, on plates, boxes, and so on.
Out of Season Items
If you have space you can keep fall/winter and spring/summer clothes all together, if not keep in your wardrobe only the current season and keep the other out of sight. You can store all the items that are out of season in boxes (check Ikea) and put them on the top shelves of your closet.
It’s also a good exercise to choose and organize your wardrobe each season – you have an opportunity to get rid of what you’re not wearing.
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How do you organize your closet?
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