How to Organize Your Closet!
I love organizing closets. It's like a weird tick in me. If I see an unorganized closet, it immediately draws me in and I can't concentrate until it's done. I really can't pinpoint a time when I started doing it, but I have to have an organized closet, otherwise I go nuts! There is nothing better than walking into your closet first thing in the morning, and being able to see everything you own in it's rightful spot! As I have mentioned before, I have cleaned out/organized my entire family's closets, and all of my friends' closets. This is actually what I would love to do for a living! I've had a few clients already, and will be showing one of their closets at the end of the month! Since I have been doing this so long, I actually have a method/system for how I do it, and in honor of "March to Your Closet" month, I figured I would share it!
Take everything out of your closet (you can do this step section by section so you don't overwhelm yourself)
Create 3 piles-Keep, Donate, and Throw Away
Start sorting, one piece at a time. This project takes a lot of patience, and it will get annoying and frustrating, but the end result is so worth it! I promise!
When sorting clothes, ask yourself, "Would I wear this today?", "When was the last time I wore this?", "If I was in the store right now, would I buy this?". What you are doing, is basically shopping in your closet!
Once all of your piles are done, get rid of all, and every wire hanger! Wire hangers will be the death of me. I cannot stand them! They tangle, snag, your clothes slip off, and they aren't sturdy! I like to have all of the same type of hanger. I get the white plastic ones from Wal-Mart, they are like two dollars for ten. You don't have to do this part all at once (I'm still working on it), but every time you go to the store, just buy a pack, and in no time you'll have enough! I also don't mind the clear plastic ones that you get at department stores. They are very sturdy, and have divots to hold up my tank tops.
Hang everything up. It doesn't matter in what order or anything, get it all off your bed and into the closet. I am a visual person. I like to see everything that I am working with!
Figure out where you want your pants, skirts, dresses, long-sleeved shirts, t-shirts, short-sleeved shirts, tank tops, and spaghetti strap shirts.
Once everything is in the correct section, color coordinate. I change my colors every so often, but this is what I usually do: White, Cream, Light Pink, Pink, Red, Orange, Yellow, Green, Light Blue, Blue, Navy Blue, Purple, Light Gray, Gray, Dark Gray, Black, (and if I ever own any, Brown).
**If you want to be even more super organized, I organize my pants by cropped and regular length, and dresses by sleeve-less, short sleeve, three-quarters, and long**
Take a step back and enjoy your amazingly new and improved organized closet!!
**Don't forget to go donate those clothes you are getting rid of! Do this as soon as you can. The longer it stays in your possession, the more likely you are to go through it and rethink your decisions. Out of sight, out of mind!**
How do you organize your closet? Do you have a special way of doing it?
***If you live in the central Texas area and would like me to come clean out your closet, email me at limitedspaceorganizing(at)gmail(dot)com!