Imagine waking up and walking into the closet of your dreams to get ready for the day. What does it look like, and how is it organized? Is that how your closet looks now?
Right now, a large, two-story closet may not be in your plans. But that doesn’t mean that your dream closet can be within reach. You can turn your current closet into your ideal space with a few easy steps.
Clean out your closets in a single afternoon with these organizational tips and solutions. Transform your closet into an oasis you’ll love to get ready in every day.
Promise to Be Honest
Cleaning out your closet can be a daunting task for anyone. When taking on a closet cleanout, it’s important to do two things: see the task through and be honest with yourself.
Once you start, promise yourself that you’ll finish cleaning, organizing, and putting away your clothes, shoes, and accessories.
When it comes to a cleanout, you also have to be honest with yourself about the items you plan to keep and get rid of. Being realistic will help your organizational process.
Start with an Empty Space
Seeing your closet as an empty space at the start of the process can open your mind to the organizational options and motivate you to finish. You may want to remove all of your clothes and start fresh.
With an empty closet, you also have the opportunity to add organizational and storage solutions. This will also help you add back the items you want to keep, making organization easier.
Separate Into Sell, Donate, and Fix
Go through all of your clothes, shoes, and accessories and separate them into piles. Create a pile of items, so you know what to keep and place those back into your closet.
You’ll also want to separate your clothes into piles to sell or donate. You may want to take them to a resell shop, sell clothes online, or donate old clothes to a thrift store.
The last pile is clothes you want to fix. Depending on your skill level, you may be able to repair damaged items like a ripped hem or missing button.
Choose an Organization Method
Before you start putting clothes back into your closet, choose an organization method to keep your closet neat. The choice comes down to preference and what will be the best for you to operate.
Here are some common organization methods you can try in your closet.
Many people think of their clothes by the most defining feature: color. You know you have a blue dress with ruffles or a black sheer blouse. Make finding these items easier by organizing all your items by color.
Maybe you get dressed by thinking about what item you want to wear that day. Some day you may feel like wearing a dress and the next a pair of comfortable jeans. If this sounds like you, consider organizing your closet by item.
Dressing for the season is key to your outfit being comfortable. Perhaps you want to separate your wardrobe by which clothes you’ll wear in each season. The clothes of the current season can be at the front for easy access.
Have a lot of events on your social calendar? Consider organizing your closet by the occasion of the clothing. Separate your clothes into casual, work, lounge, workout, dressy, formal, and any other occasion you see fit.
Of course, you don’t have to choose to do only one of these organizational methods. You can combine two or three or even all of them to create a customized organizational method.
Perhaps you want to separate your clothes by item or occasion and color code each individual section. Whatever will make getting ready easier for you is the right organizational method to employ.
Folding Versus Hanging
You also want to consider which of your pieces you’re going to fold and which ones you’re going to hang.
In general, you’ll want to fold thick sweaters, activewear, and shorts. You can hang most dresses, blouses, jackets, and pants. You may also want to hang flowy fabrics and linen.
Items like t-shirts, jeans, and scarves can be either folded or hung. Knowing how to store your different types of clothes will help with your closet storage.
Have Different Storage Solutions
Your closet shouldn’t only have shelves or racks. Give yourself some options by installing different storage solutions. A variety of storage solutions will also help make your closet look custom.
You’ll want to have a combination of room to hang items, shelves, cabinets, and drawers. This will give you the option to have both hanging and folded items.
Shelves, drawers, and cabinets can give you space for shoes and accessories. You may also want to consider a place for a hamper or dirty clothes to keep your closet looking neat.
Personalize Your Closet Organizer
Take the pieces in your wardrobe into consideration before choosing the storage solutions for your closet. You may want more space to hang clothes than to fold them and put them away.
Or maybe you want shelves to display shoes and accessories. Having a few options for storage ensures that everything will have a place. And having a place for everything is key to keeping your closet organized.
Clean Out Your Closets for an Organized Oasis
It’s time to clean out your closets! Every morning, you step into your closet to start your day. You choose the clothes based on your schedule, the weather, and how you want to look that day.
But when you have a disorganized closet, it can add a little chaos to the start of your day. It’s easy for your closet to become the place where you shove all your items out of sight. An organized closet can make your day a little brighter.
Ready to transform your closet and your home into a beautiful and organized space? Use these tips to quell the chaos! Or get a quote on our professional cleaning services today!