Walking into a cluttered closet in the morning is no way to start your day! Investing a little bit of time and effort into organizing your closet will increase the functionality and appearance of your closet. As an added bonus, an organized closet will also save you time. The days of sorting through piles to find a matching shoe will be a distant memory. How do you achieve this dream closet? Detailed below are tips and tricks to conquering your closet!
The first step to organizing your closet is decluttering. If you haven't worn or looked at an item in over a year, it's time to get rid of it. Keep a pile of any clothes that you are unsure of whether to keep or toss and give yourself a day or two to think about them. Once you have collected all of the clothes that you intend to get rid of, you have some options. You can donate them or try to sell any items that are still in good shape. After an afternoon of decluttering you should have freed up a bit of space in your closet. Take this opportunity to give your closet a good cleaning. Dust any shelves or clean scuff marks off of the walls. Once you have gotten rid of unused items and given your closet a fresh scrub, it's time to get organizing!
Since your closet primarily houses your clothes, it is a good idea to come up with an organizational system for your clothes that works for you. If you have a small closet, it might be useful to only keep seasonal clothes in your closet at a time. It will free up space to put the rest of your clothes in storage and then rotate them with a new season. If you don't have space restrictions you can still organize your closet by placing your clothing according to season inside your closet. Another option is to color code your clothes. When organizing your clothes, come up with a system that will work best for you. If you hate to hang up pants, fold your pants and put them in a drawer, thus freeing up the bottom half of your closet for storage.
Take Advantage of Space
Most people's main complaint about their closet is limited space. If you have room to hang everything, then try to hang it up. You will most likely wear all of your clothes if you can actually see them. If you are like the vast majority of people and you don't have space to hang everything up, it's time to find some storage solutions. Containers can be a clean way to store heavy sweaters or jackets. Shoes can be an unsightly mess in a closet; grab a hanging organizer or add few shelves to organize your shoes. Putting some hooks inside the closet for hats, bags or scarves is an easy way to keep accessories clean and easy to find. You can add some cubbies in your closet to store personal items such as lingerie, pajamas, or socks.
Make your closet a fun and welcoming room. Add a cute rug on the floor or put a mirror in your closet so you can view your fashion masterpieces in action. Put some extra lights or a fun light fixture in your closet so you are able to see everything. Your closet is a room that you use every day, make it a room that you enjoy spending time in!
Organizing your closet will allow you get rid of clothes that you don't wear anymore while creating space to showcase the clothes that you actually like. Being able to see all of your clothes means that you will actually wear all of them! You will be able to put together a great outfit complete with accessories on a rushed morning with no time wasted. Following these four steps will result in a dreamy and functional closet that you can't wait to visit every morning!