Like your bathroom cabinet or kitchen pantry, your closet says a lot about yourself. I am not just talking about the stories behind the items hanging in it. The way you choose to organize and display clothes and accessories is just as telling about your inner personality. Do you hang items by style and color, or haphazardly layer jackets on bent wire hangers from the very dry cleaner? Are your favorite accessories on display and easy to access, or stowed in the back of a drawer under layers of tangled accessories?

If you could simplify organizing your closet, what would the steps to be?

  • Take everything out of your closet.
  • Sort by the category.
  • Go through each category and pull out anything that you don’t love or won’t wear.
  • Look for stains or any clothing that need to be repaid. Everything in your closet should be ready to wear outfit.
  • Clean and vacuum out your closet entirely.
  • Put clothing back by putting away what you wear the most in most accessible areas.
  • Make it super easy.
  • Hang clothes by the category and then by color.
  • Bag and donate your discarded item and donate them within 24 hours only.

 1. Make a List of what you need

Like I do many times when I’m trying to organize a space, I popped over to Pinterest to see some of the particular things that others had done. I oooh-ed and aaaaah-ed over all of the gorgeous and organized closets, but I realized that the owners of those closets had different needs and spaces than I did before, so what I had to do was figure out what we needed in our closet to do for us. After looking over my “stuff,” I knew there had to be space for pants, shirts, and shoes. I needed my room for some dresses and longer items. I had some sweaters and sweatshirts that I preferred to stack rather than hang, and I keep a few board games and small pieces of luggage in this closet as well. It was a tall order for such a small space, but I knew I could make it work so I went off in search of the perfect pieces to make it happen.

2. Hang up on hangers

There are four common types of hangers: wood, wire, felt, and plastic. I recommend avoiding wire hangers at all costs. While they are economical to purchase, they can wrap your clothing, cause deep wrinkles, and even transfer rust to your favorite garment. Not to mention, wire hangers often get tangled together and are very flimsy. They can sag under the weight of heavy items, and clothing can slip off them altogether. Wood and felt hangers are aesthetically pleasing; however, they can be pricey. If you aren’t ready to splurge on hangers, I recommend picking up plastic hangers. They are low-cost and come in a variety of colors.

3. Folding the clothes

Fold the clothes which you think you might not be able to hang that is basically t-shirts, socks, jeans etc. Fold as according to the colors of the clothes which are easy to find as per the occasions. Folding clothes and keeping it organized is the best thing. I also organize the stacks by clothing type, fabric, and color the idea is to look at the stack and know what you have to make dressing easier and more fun! Keep thicker textures on the bottom of a stack, with lighter fabrics at the top.

4.Utilize the Whole Space

The biggest problem with our old closet arrangement is that there was so much wasted space. When we were picking pieces for the new system, then we are really tried to utilize every inch possible. It was a little tricky trying to figure out exactly what we needed and how it would all fit together, but we were able to look at a lot of the options what we liked, what we didn’t, and what pieces would best fit our needs. Once we had decided on our plan of action, we should purchase our pieces, brought them home, and installed them.

5. Purge your possessions.

Grab a bag or a box and fill it with any clothes, shoes or linens that you no longer wear or use. A good rule of thumb is to donate anything that hasn’t made its way into the rotation in the past year. 

Tip: Before donating any clothes or linens, you’ll want to make sure they’re clean.


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