Household closet

Published on June 29th, 2013 | by Peggy

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How to Organize Your Closet

What’s the point in owning the latest trends if you can’t find anything in your closet when you’re getting dressed?  A confusing, jumbled mess of clothes and accessories ultimately means, you’ll be wearing the same outfit over and over again.

The task of decluttering your closet can be more than a little overwhelming, but all you need is a few hours on a rainy afternoon and the right organizing tools, and the finished job will pay off for months to come.

Step #1  Empty your entire closet, and I mean everything.

Step #2  Dust, vacuum and wash the entire space.

Step #3 Make piles.  Jeans, skirts, tops, sweaters, lingerie…etc etc etc.

Step #4  Set aside what you wear and what you don’t…and please, be honest here.  If you haven’t worn it in a year…IT GOES!

Step #5  Hang as much of your clothing as you can.  If you can see it, you’ll wear it.  Buy yourself enough hangers (I’d even suggest you invest in some tiered hangers) to maximize space.  Hint: Never hang wool sweaters, they will lose their shape or at the very least be left with hanger marks on the shoulders.

Step #6  Anything that doesn’t hit the hanger, separate into piles that suit you.  I like to separate things into colour groupings.

Step #7  Install shelving.  I have completely eliminated the need for dressers in all of our bedrooms.  Everything goes into the closet.  I have shelving that houses my sweaters and pretty baskets that contain my lingerie, socks and tights.

Step  #8  If you love hats, invest in a few hat boxes.  Belts can be hung on specialty hangers and jewelery can be locked away in a dedicated jewelry box or a built in drawer inside the closet.

Step #9  Cedar chips can keep moths at bay when storing wool garments, and nothing prevents you from buying some lavender scent pouches to keep the small space smelling fresh.

Step #10  Keep on top of the mess.  It’s one thing to get it organized, it’s something totally different to keep it that way.  Make it a priority to put your laundry away properly.  Taking 5 minutes to do it right now, will save you hours of work in the long run.

 

Do you have any tips that help you keep clutter to a minimum?  If so, please share your ideas, I always love hearing from you.

 

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