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The plethora of home-organization reveals that both share one thing in common: organizing your home, particularly your closets, results in a feeling of euphoria. We all want it, but a brief look in our closets tells us that it’s not that straightforward without a camera crew and an organizing professional to hold our hands during the project.
Luckily, what you need is a strategy to do something about organizing your wardrobe. Before you know it, your wardrobe will compete with all of the streaming programs you’ve watched, and—more importantly—you’ll already know the location of your favorite jumper, the precious pair of denim, and go-to-work button-down.
- Organize Your Clothes by Category.
- Remove All Your Clothes to Clean Your Closet.
- Create The Ideal Wardrobe Space.
- Arrange Your Clothes by Category.
- Use Different Hooks And Hangers.
- Stack Heavy Pieces Like Jeans And Sweaters.
- Roll T-shirts, Pajamas, And Your Gym Clothes Before Putting Them in Storage Bins.
- Store The Most Worn Clothing At Eye Level.
- Color-code The Items In Your Closet.
- Maximize Your Vertical Storage Area.
- Use The Closet Dividers For Your Underwear.
- Place the scarves on the hooks and hangers.
- Use Vacant Wall Space For Hanging Jewelry And Accessories.
- Organize The Contents of Your Drawer to Get Ready.
- Turn Your Hangers Back to See How Often You Wear Those Clothes.
- Use The “One in, One out” Law to Keep Your Clothing Selection in Check.
Organize Your Clothes by Category.
The fast, simple way to declutter your clothes is to sift through them by style. Tossing any clothing item you own onto a vast mountain of fabric on your bed is overwhelming and wasteful.
Instead, divide the clothing into sections such as suits, skirts, tops, outerwear, accessories, and underwear. Then sort through each object in a single category before heading to the next one.
Since it’s much easier to compare identical clothing when they’re all put together in front of you, to make it easier to get rid of stuff you feel you have too much of or don’t like. When you go through your things, make a promise to keep the clothes you know you’re in love with and wear with frequency. If you have some excuse to delay, throw it in a pile for donation.
Remove All Your Clothes to Clean Your Closet.
When you’ve made separate “donations” and “hold” piles for your clothing, shoes, and accessories, make your wardrobe one-on-one and pull out everything extra that’s still left inside.
If there’s just an odd single safety pin left, dive in and vacuum your closet correctly. Vacuum the furniture, dust the shelves and scrub any scuff marks or stains off the walls.
Create The Ideal Wardrobe Space.
Suppose you have the time and funds to renovate the full-blown Carrie Bradshaw wardrobe; go for it. If you don’t, make it imaginative to deal with what you have, and yes, you can organize a closet without an actual closet.
Take note of the best attributes of your closet: You can have plenty of vertical storage space, built-in shelving, or several hanging rods. Use them to your benefit.
For parts in your wardrobe that aren’t that great—your hard-to-reach upper shelves or complete lack of shelves, for example—find out what you might do to correct these issues.
You can use a hanging shoe organizer to hold t-shirts and big plastic bins to store beach clothing, bathing suits, and caps.
Maybe your open concept wardrobe will benefit from a plastic roller dresser or a tiny wardrobe hidden inside. If you’ve got so many shelves and not enough hanging space, you may want to remove shelves and hang hooks on your walls instead.
The options are endless.
Arrange Your Clothes by Category.
This tip may seem simple, but it makes all the difference if you want to find your comfortable gray alma mater sweater in a flash.
Keep things like objects. Store all your belts in the same place. Hang your sundresses next to each other and keep your exercise shirts apart from your pajamas.
Hang something soft, fancy, or robust. You may have enough room to hang every single t-shirt you own, but if you don’t, stick with the obvious ones. It means elegant objects such as shirts, skirts, lingerie, formal suits, and durable, tailored things such as coats and blazers.
Hang all in the same way, with longer items on the left and shorter items on the right so that the bottom of your clothing forms an upward sloping slope.
Use Different Hooks And Hangers.
Nothing shouts near-anarchy like a series of wire and fluorescent plastic hangers struggling to coexist happily with each other. Limit the visual clutter and giving your wardrobe a clean, polished appearance by using coordinating clothes hangers.
Just make sure you’re investing in hangers that fit what you’ve got. Opt for durable velvet clips over thin plastic types if you have bulky suits to hang, for example, and get rid of wooden clips if you have many slippery silk blouses.
Stack Heavy Pieces Like Jeans And Sweaters.
Save yourself a valuable drawer and hanging room by piling bulky winter sweaters and rigid distressed jeans (in separate piles, of course). These pieces make excellent stacks for your shelf space because they’re solid and dense, which means they’re not going to slump, crack, or lose their form when you stack them.
Not just that, you’ll see each object in a stack easily, making it so much easier to find what you’re looking for.
Roll T-shirts, Pajamas, And Your Gym Clothes Before Putting Them in Storage Bins.
Things like cotton tops, leggings, and polyester shorts happen to be lightweight and foldable, making them ideal candidates for the roll and tuck technique.
This strategy is a significant space-saver if you’re right about it. Instead of folding and piling your softer, smaller clothes, fold them in half and roll them into tidy tiny coils. Tuck your rolled clothes in shoe boxes (great for slipping in drawers) or use wire baskets or transparent containers (perfect for shelves).
Store The Most Worn Clothing At Eye Level.
Have everything you wear daily in the center of your wardrobe at eye level, so it’s easy to spot and catch your pre-coffee haze in the early morning. Put the lesser-used pieces just above or below the most common clothing, and put the least-worn things on the top shelf.
Color-code The Items In Your Closet.
It’s true—organizing your clothes by color may be tiring, but the result will make it so much easier to pick out the dress, particularly if you’re a visual individual.
You don’t have to make yourself nuts trying to recall the exact sequence of the shades in the rainbow, but know that it’s ROYGBIV if you want to be precise. Even making the most available color distinction would make your closet fully Pinterest-worthy and easy to navigate.
Maximize Your Vertical Storage Area.
Each closet has a hidden storage weapon that, when properly used, transforms the entire configuration of your closet: vertical room. It includes your walls, top shelves, window, and even the dead space between your floor and the hems of your hanging clothes.
Place an over-the-door shoe rack over the door, or hang it on a tension rod facing sideways. You may also use extra wall space to mount DIY shelves holding jewelry boxes or handbags.
Use The Closet Dividers For Your Underwear.
Drawer dividers are the secret to getting ready with a grin on your face—and to know what you ought to do the laundry. To optimize space in the compartments to make it easier to see, roll up your pants, underwear, and belts. Esthetically appealing and practical.
Place the scarves on the hooks and hangers.
Start by rolling them up or stacking them if they’re cumbersome, but tying the scarves on a hanger is a great way to organize them. Hanging your scarves leaves them wrinkle-free and easy to see and access, which means that you are more likely to wear them daily.
Use Vacant Wall Space For Hanging Jewelry And Accessories.
Get imaginative and use this area to hang accessories such as belts, watches, hats, or ties. You may use nails or towel hooks or go for a more customized solution, such as a chic coat rack or LEGO key holder.
Organize The Contents of Your Drawer to Get Ready.
Whether you have a dresser or a collection of drawers with a large number of items, be smart about how you’re organizing those drawers. Store the things you put on first as you get ready in the morning—like underwear in the top drawer. Follow it with the trousers in the drawer below and the tops in the drawer below. It’s so fast.
Turn Your Hangers Back to See How Often You Wear Those Clothes.
This wardrobe hack saves you the difficulty of finding out which clothes you wear all the time and which ones you never enter, despite somehow defending their usefulness or attractiveness any time you purge big clothes.
Switch all of your hangers-on. If you feel crafty, you could tie lovely ribbons to the hangers instead or wrap strips of electrical tape on them with a date written down. Any time you take an object out of your wardrobe to put it on, change the hanger, so it’s facing away.
Any products with back-facing hangers for six months or a year have gone right into the donation stack that MakeSpace will pick up and drop off at the nearest Goodwill.
Use The “One in, One out” Law to Keep Your Clothing Selection in Check.
After your best planning efforts, if you have a robust shopping addiction at the end of every year or every season, you can always end up with large amounts of unfit, old, or unloved clothing.
You get rid of another thing with any new item you put in your wardrobe. If you have a new pair of sassy fall boots? Let go of the black strappy heels that you haven’t worn in two years. Have you bought a new leather jacket? Say farewell to your old shirt. It’s quick, convenient, and ensures that your clothing selection never gets too big to handle.
With the different ways to store clothes and accessories conveniently, it’s impossible to have clothes that just don’t fit in your wardrobe. You can have piles of shorts and short-sleeved tops that require a loving home during the chilly fall and winter months. Or maybe your set of seldom used but essential hiking gear is in charge of your shoe portion. Or maybe you’ve just got too many great clothes to cram into the tiny space of your wardrobe.