How To Organize Your Closet

March 31, 2008 at 6:00 am 2 comments

The third week of March is recognized as “Clean out your closet week”, so in order to inspire and inform you, we offer some tips on how to get your closet organized:

  1. Sort your clothes into piles. Start with broad categories at first so you can see the amount of clothes you have for any one category. Some categories may be: work, casual, dressy, sporty and work around the house
  2. Identify what to keep: try on everything and keep only the clothes that fit you now and make you feel good! If it doesn’t fit (too big or too small) or you don’t feel excellent in it – get rid of it!
  3. Hang your clothes by type and then by color. For example, hang all of you short sleeve shirts or blouses together starting with white and moving through the colors of the rainbow to black. If the fabric is patterned then choose the dominant color. Do the same for your jackets, pants, skirts and dresses. It makes it so much easier to put an outfit together when you are able to quickly mix and match colors.
  4. Use Clothes Organizer Labels that hang on your clothes rod. Finding your clothes and putting them away will never be simplier!
  5. Use quality hangers such as wood or the slim velvet covered. Nothing will deform nice clothes quicker than and ugly wire hanger.
  6. For your sweaters that sit folded on shelves, make sure you have covered wire shelves with a liner. It can be very frustrating to put on your favorite sweater and them look in the mirror and see wire shelf creases throughout.
  7. Protect your shoes on a shoe rack or a in a shoe box. Do not leave them strewn on the floor where they can be easily stepped on.
  8. If you have a small closet, take advantage of the space on the back of the door. There are a lot of “over the door” organizers that can help you to maximize your space.
  9. Hang accessories such as belts, scarves and ties so that you can easily see all that you have available.
  10. Keep a hampers near by for clothes that need laundering or dry cleaning.


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    2 Comments Add your own

    • 1. George Kelly  |  March 31, 2008 at 7:40 pm

      Great idea for organizing your closets.

    • 2. sandrar  |  September 10, 2009 at 9:50 am

      Hi! I was surfing and found your blog post… nice! I love your blog. 🙂 Cheers! Sandra. R.


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