Is your bedroom closet a cluttered mess? Are you tired of rummaging through piles of clothes every morning? It's time to take control of your closet and get organized. We'll share our best closet organization ideas, so you'll have a functional and tidy closet in no time.
A cluttered closet can cause unnecessary stress and waste valuable time. It's easy to accumulate clothes and accessories over time, but finding a place for everything can be challenging. Whether you have a large walk-in closet or a compact reach-in, an organized closet saves you time and frustration but also helps you make the most of your wardrobe. Get ready to say goodbye to closet chaos and hello to a beautifully organized space.
Begin With a Closet Purge
We recommend taking everything out of your closet, to begin with. EVERYTHING! Pile it up on the bed, the floor, a folding table, or whatever is most accessible. Grab some trash bags or cardboard boxes. Inevitably you will come across some clothing or shoes you decide not to keep. If your closet is busting out the seams, or the rack is about to fall off the wall because of the weight of the clothing, it’s time to pare down.
Go through each piece of clothing with scrutiny! Ask yourself these questions:
Be honest with yourself! Only keep the things that you enjoy wearing. Let go of the ones that you know aren’t flattering. Go ahead and bag up your donations and put them in the car. Plan to take them to your favorite charity within the next couple of days.
This process can take a while and feel tedious sometimes, but don’t skip it! It is a necessary step to organize this valuable space.
Once you’ve done a thorough purge, this is a good time to do a quick cleaning and vacuuming of the closet. Get those dust bunnies out of there!
Now you have a clean slate to work with. It is also a good time to invest in matching velvet hangers! Uniform hangers can breathe new life into your closet, allowing your clothes to hang better!
Group Clothing by Category
Do you need help with how to group your hanging clothes? Give these categories a try:
Know what to fold and what to hang. If space is limited, hang only the items you need for that season and pack the rest away.
What about the shoes? Repeat the same process with pairs of shoes. Go through each pair and only keep the ones you love.
Think about shoe shelving ideas. There are many options for shoe storage, and the right one for you will depend on the layout of your closet. For small spaces, use an over-the-door shoe organizer. If your closet is larger, you can add shelves and display your shoe collection on its own wall. For the in-between size, smaller shoe racks fit nicely along the perimeter of the closet.
Hats and Accessories
We can use that top shelf in many closets to hold out-of-season accessories and lesser-used items. The key is to keep them contained in a basket or fabric bins so they are easier to retrieve.
Make the most of vertical space in a closet by adding hooks to any extra wall space for hanging a bathrobe, purse, or bag that you use daily. If you have the space, add some drawers. Be sure to keep them organized with drawer organizers! You also want to keep things off the floor as much as possible. Having the floor clear will motivate you to keep the closet tidy!
How Often to Organize Your Closet
After completing the initial purge of your closet, the goal is to maintain it. Is it easy? No. But it will be easier now that it has been pared down! We recommend that you do a quick pick-up and reset of your closet at least weekly. We get it; life is busy, and throwing things on the floor is so easy. But now that everything has a home, the cleanup can be done in no time. In addition to the weekly tidying, it is ideal to declutter your closet each season and take another inventory of what you have. If you have hung on to some items but never wore them last season, it may be time to let them go.
If you have the time, space, and budget, here are some more helpful ideas:
1. Make the closet space a happy place. Add decor to wall space and shelves! Your closet doesn’t have to feel drab! Add fun lighting, family pictures, or favorite quotes.
2. Add a trash can and donation bin to the space. You’ll become more motivated to get rid of unwanted items if they have a holding place until you can take them away.
3. Snag a laundry sorter to help you wrangle your dirty clothes. Piles can quickly become disorganized when you must remember which pile is clean and which is dirty. A laundry sorter can alleviate the confusion.
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