How does your closet look? Can you find everything you need to wear when you need it? This is one of the biggest issues I encounter with my clients. Almost every client I have asked me this question. “How can I make my closet look like it isn’t a disaster area?” Lucky for them, and you, I made a list of items that should be in your organized closet for easy access with tips on how to sort them. This will save you time looking for apparel and getting ready in the morning! Here are ways to group your closet to make it more organized.
Grouping your hanging items by type of item
- Belts and Ties – have an area to hang these items. You can sort by event or color if you wish.
- Shirts – this includes camis, blouses, casual and dressy shirts. If you have a lot of camis, you can group them together.
- Pants and Skirts – keep pants, jeans, and skirts together but grouped in separate sections.
- Blazers and jackets – if you have several, group your blazers in the same area as your jackets. One section for blazers and one section of this area are for jackets.
- Dresses (formal and informal) – if you do not wear formal or informal dresses often, try covering them with a garment cover (not plastic) to help protect them from dust. Also, use a good sturdy hanger for each item.
Grouping your folded items on shelves
- Sweaters – Fold the sweaters because hanging them will destroy the shoulders.
- Shorts – Fold the shorts in half neatly so to fit more shorts on one shelf.
- Pajamas and/or nightgowns – If you like to wear your top and bottom PJs together, place them on the same shelf, one on top of the other. Then, you will never be missing a piece of the PJs.
- In Seasonal and Out of Season Shoes if they all fit in your closet. Another option is to only store out of season shoes and move the in-season shoes closer to your front door.
Grouping your clothes by events
- Work uniforms – Gather all your work uniforms together, include items as belts and shoes.
- Casual clothes – bring together items that are solely used for hanging around the house, going out at night, spending time with family, everyday items.
- Workout clothes – Collect items that are only used for workout attire. Place them on a shelf together with your workout bag, towel, etc…
If your closet system has drawers you can also add these other items. Group these items in different drawers. Use as many drawers as you need.
- Hosieries and socks – You can separate the socks by dark and light or by color shade and hosieries by type or color.
- Undergarments If you have drawers, group them by type and store in the drawer.
- Fashion Jewelry – Move the shelves up or down to make room for a landing area for your jewelry and watch. Install hooks and a mirror.
Another fun option is to make your closet look like a rainbow! Start from the brightest shade of color in your clothing and sort toward the dark shade color.
Here are some benefits for an Organized Closet:
- Your clothes will last longer.
- You will be able to find your items when you need them.
Getting help when you have to purge a closet will help distance you from the clothes and allow you let go of the items that absolutely do not fit and make room for new ones that you love to wear. If you need virtual help in the purging and organizing process, contact Sabrina’s Organizing.
Closet organization additional tips from experts and me(the caps are from Sabrina’s Organizing blog):
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