Maintaining an organized closet does not have to be a chore. Don’t let clutter and unworn clothes take it over. Use these 10 Easy Closet Organizational Tips to keep an organized closet used by professional organizers.
1) Separate Clothes You Don’t Wear.
Store clothes with “sentimental” value in another location. Keep your autographed jersey or shirt from your first date separate from your everyday clothes. It takes up useful real estate in your closet.
2) Purge Clothes You’ll Never Wear Again
If you haven’t worn it in a year, remove it from your closet. Conduct a closet rehab twice a year. I know its hard to part with old clothes. But imagine how great it will feel to have a closet of clothes you actually wear.
3) Use The Same Style Hangers in Your Closet
Use the same style hangers for a uniform look. “NO WIRE HANGERS!!!” Wood or velvet hangers are an excellent choice.
4) Remove Clothes That Don’t Fit
If it doesn’t fit perfectly or damaged, remove it from your closet. You are less likely to wear an item that doesn’t fit properly.
5) Iron Clothes Before Putting Them In The Closet
When deciding what to wear the next day, having to iron clothes can make your choice for you. Ironed clothes will also hang properly and take up less space.
6) Keep Like Items Together
Long sleeve button down shirts, polo style shirts, blazers, work pants, etc… It’s easier to put items away when they have a home.
7) Remove Out of Season Clothes
Winter sweaters and tweed suits should be removed for spring and summer. This will allow more space for shorts and tank tops.
8) Keep a Donation Box Handy
You don’t need to designate a day to purge your closet for items to donate. With our busy schedule, its often hard to find the time to perform this task. I keep a box handy at all times just for this reason. Occasionally toss items in the box as you find items to donate. When the box is full, donate it. No stress on timing.
9) Sort by Color
By sorting your clothes by color, it will be easy to find and put away clothes. It will also give your closet a beautiful appearance.
10) Keep Accessories Separate
Accessories such as shoes, scarfs, and belts should be organized in their own section. This is also make it easier to actually your different items more.
I hope you found these tips for keeping your closet organized useful. Please feel free to leave any comments, questions, or suggestions. I would love to hear your thoughts on how you keep your closet organized or any concerns you may have with your closet.
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