Step 1: Empty and clean your entire closet
- Keep: if you love it and you wear it, keep it!
- Consign/Resell: Items that you can consign are a little newer and maybe sometimes brand new. You can also sell on services like eBay, Poshmark or companies like our incredible boutique.
- Donate: these are items you no longer want, but are more “gently used”
- Trash: If the item is ripped, stained, damaged, or otherwise wildly beyond repair, it may be time to toss.
Step 2: Decide your ideal closet space & purchase organizers
- Matching hangers. It seems simple, but if all of your hangers are exactly the same, it helps the closet seem less cluttered. Mismatch hangers can sometimes act as a distraction from the actual contents of the closet.
- Double hanging shelves. Make sure you’re utilizing all available vertical space. This may include adding extra hanging rods or shelves.
- Step stools. Depending on how tall you are, utilizing the vertical space may require some height assistance.
- Shoe shelves. Many people like over the door shoe organizers, but I find shoe shelves are far more practical. Depending on the size of the shelves, you can stack them or place the shoe boxes directly on the shelves depending on the pair. Some people prefer to keep the boxes of designer shoes to protect from dust and other elements.
- Hooks for bags/hats. You can get creative with how to store accessories, but one great way are hooks. You can hang purses, belts, scarves and other accessories using hooks.
Step 3: Store your clothes by category
Step 4: Maintain
- Hang anything delicate, fancy, or sturdy.
- Stack and fold thick items like denim and sweaters. Other things to fold are items like t-shirts, exercise clothes, and undergarments.
- Store undergarments in drawers with dividers to find items you use often, very quickly.
“Check on in, check one out” rule. To avoid getting out of hand, make sure you are utilizing this method. If you buy a new piece in your closet, you need to get rid of something you don’t wear anymore.
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this article was written by Alexandria Nevárez on November 3, 2020.