Five Closet Organization Tips

September 29, 2020 Off By Roni Brown

Even if you don’t have money to spend on clothes this year, you can probably create more outfit combinations than ever if you just take some time to reorganize your closet. Not only will you be able to dress quicker, you just might come up with some fresh pairings for a new look. Unlike other areas of your home, an organized closet came come together relatively quickly. Here’s how to get started:

1. Make three piles. Take everything out of your closet and be brutally honest with yourself. Which items haven’t you reached for in well over a year? The things in this pile need to be thrown or given away. (If you are emotionally attached to a shirt from college spring break, keep it with the rest of your college treasures.) The rest will be easy. Make a pile for clothing and accessories for the current season and finally, a pile for the next season.

2. Store off-season clothing somewhere else. Not everyone has a spare bedroom closet to put to use here, but with a little creativity you can probably come up with a perfect solution for dry storage. Even plastic bins in an attic or basement will do.

3. Make your hangers work for you. Think outfits when clumping items together on the rack. Pants should go with pants; tops with tops. You won’t have to paw through odds ‘n ends every time you try to put an outfit together in a hurry if every type of clothing has its own area.

4. Create shelves where bare walls are. It’s no fun to reach into a drawer and pull out a waded up tee-shirt or sweater. If these things were folded and stacked neatly on shelves, you could not only see them in a hurry, but they’d be neat. You don’t have to spend a lot of money to create shelves; a big cardboard box with the top cut off would work just fine. Get creative.

If reading the above tips makes you want to pull your hair out, ask around. You just might find a friend who actually loves to organize closets. Maybe you could arrange a trade or something. No matter how you accomplish it, you have to agree that a messy closet more often than not leads to a messy appearance.

Roni Brown is a personal coach. She writes for an organization which creates websites on online degree programs and scholarships which can be used to pursue online degrees and certificates.