Since Valentine’s Day is coming, why not give the man in your life a valuable gift – the gift of men’s closet organization. By organizing your man’s closet, you will be able to help him manage his time in the morning better and be able to help him see what he has and what he needs easy and quickly.
Many years ago, I helped my father organize his closet; these tips came from my experience of doing my first men’s closet organization. I hope they help you and your man.
First and foremost, be sure you ask your man how they want to use their closet space.
- By tasks (work, casual, workout, etc…)
- By type of item (pants, shirts, sweatpants, etc…)
Men do tasks in order. First, they put on their undergarments, then maybe their shirt or pants, then their socks, etc… To figure out how he does his closet, ask him what he does first, second, third, etc….
Here is an example of the order he may use:
Undergarment >>> Socks >>> Shirt >>> Pants >>> Shoes
After you figured out how he does his morning routine, you need to determine where to start.
- Start from the left of the closet to right of the closet when organizing for right-handed people.
- Start from the right of the closet to left of the closet when organizing for left-handed people.
Here are some main areas to take into consideration when organizing the closet:
For Hanging Items: Buy the same type of hangers. Make sure they are strong enough to hold the items. Check out these hangers from Amazon.com.
For Suits: Buy hangers that are wider at the shoulders, so it keeps the shoulders of the jacket on the hanger. Click on the image to buy.
For Shirts: If you have lots of button-down shirts, have all the button down shirts facing the same direction works best. From my experience, determining how he searches for the shirts will help minimize time looking for something. Ask him which way he prefers his shirts to be facing.
If the button-down/dress shirt usually gets the top button buttoned, these hangers would work fine. Click on the image to buy.
If you know your man will not button the top button, purchase velvet coated hangers to help keep them on the hangers. Click on the image to buy.
For Pants: Jeans can be folded or hung depending on the space in the closet. Dress pants and slacks should always be hung.
There are two ways to hang pants, folded on a hanger or hanging down from the leg. Here are the two types of hangers from Amazon.
For Shoes: Group the casual shoes and formal shoes. If the dress shoes are not worn often, use a box like this one to protect them from dust. Click on the image to buy.
Here is a great shoe rack to use for a man’s closet for Amazon. Click on the image to buy.
For Jewelry / Watches / Calf links / Collar Stays Organization:
Storing Jewelry, watches, calf links, and collar stays in one unit on a shelf in the closet works nicely too. Here is an example of a men’s valet box that can use stored on a shelf in the closet. Click on the image to buy from Amazon.
For Ties/Belts Organization:
Mounting a unit to an available wall or back of a door works great. Here is an example of one from Amazon. Feel free to click-through to buy.
That’s it. I hope this post helps you and your man get his closet organized. We have covered a lot of information here, feel free to leave a message with your questions about your closet in the comment section and I will be sure to respond.
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