These easy tips for organizing & maximizing your closet are the ones I use to organize my closet making sure my wardrobe is clutter-free and efficient all year round. With these simple ideas, you’ll easily get your closet from disorganized to organized in a flash.
At the beginning of each year, I take time to organize and declutter my closet space. I also use the time to sort out my clothes and take stock of what I have. When my closet is organized at the start of the new year, all I do is maintain and keep it clutter-free all through the year.
I don’t know about you, but as for me, I can’t function in disorganized spaces. I am more productive and efficient in well organized settings. So, if you are like me and you love to have everything organized, especially your closet, then, these tips are for you.
Tips for organizing your closet
- Sort & take stock: At the start of the year (or whenever you have some time), sort out your clothes and take stock of what you currently have. Chances are that there are some clothes in your closet you haven’t worn in months.
- Use the 3 pile system: Separate your clothes into 3 piles for review.
- The keep pile: The keep pile is for the clothes/shoes you use frequently and you love. These are the ones you’ll want to keep wearing.
- The give pile: The give pile is for the clothes/shoes you haven’t worn in a long time but are still in good condition. You’ll want to consider giving these items out to the people who would use and cherish them. This way, you’ll create space in your closet for the clothing you do use and love.
- The toss pile: The toss pile is for the clothing items that are in bad condition. Instead of tossing them as the name suggests, try fixing them by sewing if possible. Make cleaning rags out of them if they are too far gone for fixing.
3. Fold your clothes vertically, not horizontally: Marie Kondo’s method of folding clothing items has been found to be very effective in organizing closets and wardrobes.
This is how I fold my jeans, pants, activewear, and some underwear. When you fold your clothes this way, you are able to see all the items clearly and it’s easier to take out for use.
4. Colour co-ordinate your clothes: Hang and arrange your clothes according to their color.
I hang my darker clothes at the back and my lighter wears (white, pink, and nudes) in front. This is not only aesthetically pleasing, but you’ll also know where each piece of clothing belongs.
5. Use baskets for extra storage: If your closet doesn’t have drawers, you can use wicker baskets to store your clothing.
Tips for shopping for clothes
1. Buy good quality clothes: When you buy good quality clothes, you’ll spend less on clothes in the long run and they’ll last a very long time.
2. Shop timeless: Clothings like a black dress, black pants, jeans, trench style coats, pencil skirts, tees, and tulle skirts can be styled in different ways for different occasions.
That’s why they are a must have in my closet.
3. Shop colors you love: Chances are that you’ll wear the clothes in the color you love rather than the ones in the colors you don’t love.
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