As we transition into Spring, it’s time to start thinking about getting organized. How about getting your closet organized?
The good news is it isn’t some gigantic project that will take days to accomplish.
With just a little planning and following these 3 easy steps you can have a clutter free closet in no time!
Closet Organization Tip#1: Divide and Conquer
Find 4 empty boxes and write – Swap, Sell, Store and Scrap.
- Swap – Items in the Swap box are those you will give or swap with a friend who wears your size. You can also donate them to Salvation Army or Goodwill. These are clothes you do not wear any longer but are usable.
- Sell – Items in this box are those you will sell at a consignment store or online. These clothes are still in good repair but no longer fit.
- Store – Items in this box are those you will store for next year’s use or something that has sentimental value to it.
- Scrap – Items in this box are stained or torn and therefore no longer usable.
All of your clothes (cleaned and pressed) and accessories for this season should go into the “store” box.
Of course, depending upon the number of clothes you have, you may need more than one “store” box. Be sure to set the “store” boxes aside out of the way.
Closet Organization Tip#2: Decide on How Your Clothes are Organized
Now that you have cleaned out your closet, it is time to start putting this season’s clothes and accessories into the closet.
Some like to organize their clothes by colors, others by length and still others by outfits. You will know the best way to organize them based on your own personal needs.
Pick out the things you know you will use most often and place them in a prominent place in your closet.
Closet Organization Tip #3: Donate Clothes You No Longer Use
Consider whether you want to keep the rest of the clothes that are not your favorites. Donate clothes you no longer like or you know will not fit any longer.
Little Steps to Organizing Your Closet All Year Long
You don’t have to wait to the end of the season to decide on which clothes to purge. Throughout the season turn the hangers backwards on those clothes you want to purge.
At the end of the month, look through your closet and see how many hangers face the wrong way. Take those items out and re-evaluate whether you want to keep them or if they can be donated.