I am that girl- the one with the perfectly organized, neat and color sorted closet. I know I know, don’t hate me for it, I promise that you can have an organized closet too! I’ve listed my seven ways to avoid a disorganized closet in this post, and I hope you find them useful!
Start by sorting your clothes by color- this let’s you see what you have! It might seen over the top, but keeping your shirts, pants, dresses and skirts in color order will help you to see what you really have. At a minimum, sort your shirts in this way. For instance, do you need 10 black button up tops? Probably not…
…Which brings me to number two: purge! Purge seasonally, so in the fall, purge summer items that you didn’t wear, and so on. Anything that you haven’t worn in a year and is in good shape can be donated. Another option is to sell it on consignment, just beware of an upfront selling fee- make sure you have enough worthwhile items to make that fee back, and profit on top of it.
After the purge, try on everything that you have left. If it doesn’t fit the way you remember it, toss it (or donate it). If you know of a friend who would absolutely love it, and it’s in great shape, feel free to hand it over. Make sure it’s clean and free of tears, holes or pulls, even your besties don’t want your junk.
Follow fashion bloggers and boards on Pinterest to find new ways to wear old pieces. I do this every time I have somewhere to go, or just need outfit inspiration. This method helped me to define my personal style. Here are my two fashion boards, broken into Spring/Summer and Fall/Winter.
Follow Jamie @ SnapGinger’s board Fashion for Spring/Summer on Pinterest.
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Make sure you have all of the wardrobe staples in your closet: black pants, basic blazer, great denim in the fit that works best for you, black pumps, leather belt, white button down, statement bag, little black dress, white tee and your favorite injection of color!
Use slim hangers to maximize space, and keep everything looking uniform. If your hangers look neat and orderly, you are more likely to keep your closet neat and orderly. My favorites are available on Amazon and at Bed, Bath and Beyond, I’ve included a link below to shop!
Utilize the organizational tools that fit your space. If you have a lot of room vertically, install some shelving or pick up an inexpensive IKEA book shelf and take advantage of that height. You can stack sweaters, denim and tees in neat piles on shelves. If you have a lot of hanging space, invest in some more hangers and hang your denim, and lay your tanks and tees over the bottom portion of the hanger to avoid distorting them. If you have room for a dresser in your closet, fill the drawers with unmentionables, tees, tanks and sweat shirts. Or consider picking up a wardrobe, with doors that open to reveal open shelving. Stack your sweaters, denim and other items on the shelves for easy viewing. I store all of my swimsuits in a square bin that easily fits on one of the shelves of my wardrobe. I can bring it up to the attic for sweater weather, and everything is kept together!
I hope these tips have been a helpful step towards total closet organization. It won’t happen over night, but you can tame even the wildest closet, and enjoy blissful organization!