If you're like most people, your closet is bursting at the seams. You probably have no idea where to begin when it comes to organizing your clothes. It’s especially important to have a system that works for you and isn’t more confusing than helpful. Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered!
Come up with a system:
- Organize by season. The most important tip we can give you is to store off-season clothing away from the rest of your wardrobe. If space isn't an issue for you, consider investing in storage containers or bins that can be kept in a separate area of your home until it's time for them to be used again. If you're looking for something more space-efficient, you can also get under-bed storage for the clothes you’re not wearing at the moment.
- Organize by color. Color is an incredibly useful way to organize your clothes. Color-coding your closet makes it easy to find the right outfit when you’re in a hurry. Even if you don't have time to sort through everything and organize it all perfectly, color-coding can help you at least have an idea of what's where. We all know that when you're in a rush and trying to get dressed, that little bit of organization can make all the difference!
- Organize by use. Another tip is organizing things by use rather than color or season. For example, if you wear heels every day but never wear sneakers or flats at all (or vice versa), then consider keeping those pairs together. That way when you're getting ready for school or work each morning, there's no question as to what shoes you need on hand.
Use closet organizers
If you're someone who likes to have everything on display, then a closet organizer might be right for you. These organizers come in all shapes and sizes, so there's something for every closet!
Put accessories on display
Marie Kondo, writer of “The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up” recommends organizing your closet like you would see clothes displayed at a store. Invest in a few hooks that can be used to hold belts, handbags, and jewelry, so you can see them displayed!
You can also keep a basket near your front door for hats, mittens, scarves and other winter accessories that can become jumbled together when tossed in with everything else.
Get clothing divider tags
Clothing dividers are great because they force you to be organized and keep things where they’re supposed to go. They are a really useful visual tool (and they’re also really cute).
Create a donation station
When you try on clothing items that no longer fit your body or your vibe, just drop them in a small bin or hamper in your closet, then donate at your convenience.
BONUS: How to organize your shoes
Shoes are a little bit trickier to store, since they require a lot more space than other items of clothing, and they are usually delicate. Of course, you can keep them inside their boxes, but that just adds more clutter and makes them hard to access. Kondo also recommends shoe racks or shoe cubbies, which you can easily place on your closet floor.
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