3 Tips to Successfully Organize your Closet
When it comes to clothing we are firm believers in quality over quantity. And we also believe every curated wardrobe needs an organized closet to match! There is nothing worse than staring at a messy, disorganized closet in the morning and feeling like you have nothing to wear. Mornings are precious, its important to be able to effortlessly put together an outfit and head out the door. Your closet should be well lit, organized and a representation of your style.
Here are some tips to maintain an organized closet (no matter the size),
The first step to organizing your closet is removing all empty hangers. Get rid of ones that are broken, bent or weak and trade for non-slip uniform hangers that don’t take up too much space. Uniform hangers will instantly make any closet feel pulled together.
Clothing should be arranged according to size, item type and colour. In addition to looking beautiful, this will cut down the amount of time it takes to locate a particular item. Remember to place the staple pieces that you wear most often at eye level, so they are easy to pull out when you want to wear them, and simple to put away at the end of day.
Arrange by item type. Move all pants into the first section of your closet followed by skirts,shirts/tops, sweaters/jackets, robes and dresses (place dresses in the longest section of the closet).
Break down each category further by sorting by type. Example, in the shirt section arrange tank tops, t-shirts, button ups, long sleeved, blouses.
Finally, go through each section and sort by colour. Dark to light or vice versa.
Now that you have arranged into categories take some time to go through each section and edit your wardrobe.
Remove out of season clothing if you do not have the space to store both in the same area. Out of season items can by put into containers and stored under your bed.
Take out anything that needs to be repaired or cleaned and put into a pile to be done later in the day. By taking care of it now it will be less likely to sit in your closet untouched.
For the remaining items, ask yourself the following questions.
- Does it fit?
- Does it go with at least 3 other items I own?
- Do I love it?
- Have I worn it within the last year?
This will give you a better idea if the item is worth keeping. It can be difficult but try to take the one-year rule seriously. If you haven’t worn it in the past year, it’s likely you won’t wear it again. Sell, donate, give it to a friend, or put it in a sentimental box if it has nostalgic value. But leaving items you don’t wear in your closet just crowds your space and makes it harder to find the things you do wear.
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Sort shoes by heel height and type. I like to avoid storing shoes in the boxes they came in because it can take up extra space and add bulk. If you prefer to save the boxes, take photos of your shoes or make labels so they can be easily identified. You can also purchase shoe containers with clear windows to quickly find what you are looking for.
Accessory trays or jewelry stands are key to keep items in great condition and allow you to reach and go.
Clear dividers are an ideal option to use when organizing your purses. It allows you to divide by sections (example, clutches, cross body bags). If extra space is needed you can store out of season items (sunglasses, scarfs) in the purses.
Find a way to put your favourite pieces (beautiful shoes, special-occasion clutches, anything that makes you happy) on display. If you are short on space you can swap out 'special occasion pieces' with 'go to pieces' that you tend to grab more frequently.
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