How to Organize Your Closet

How to Organize Your Closet

5 ways to organize your closet

                    Cleaning out clutter in our lives can be hard, especially when that clutter is our clothes. As the seasons change, rearranging and cleaning out our closets becomes a must. The more organized and clean the closet is, the easier it is for us to see what we own, what we need to buy, and what we can throw out or donate.

That pair of denim shorts you bought two years ago and didn’t even touch once this summer? Those gladiator sandals that you wore so much they pretty much became an extension of your feet? Toss them to the side; it’s time to make room for your long sleeve shirts, scarves, and boots (or whatever is seasonally appropriate…)!

Unfortunately, organizing your closet can be tricky- it’s hard to look at the same space over and over again and think of new ways to clean it up and arrange it.

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Throw out everything you don’t wear anymore.                    

This is a lot easier than it sounds. It can be hard to separate ourselves from the clothes we once thought looked great on us. Some pieces could even have sentimental value! But you must be strong. Ask yourself: have I worn this in the past year? If I went shopping today, would I buy this?  If you answered no to either question: donate it or throw it out.

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However, many of us struggle with being honest with ourselves. If you asked yourself these questions and still feel your closet is too full, ask a friend who sees you often to come over. Let your friend look through your closet and get them to point out clothing they don’t see you wear anymore. Trust them. At this point, their judgement is probably better than yours.

Hang as many clothes as possible. 

The better you’re able to see your clothes, the more likely you are to wear them. Of course, not all of us have an unlimited amount of hanging space. For those less fortunate, try placing folded clothes that you wear the most at eye-level, items you wear less frequently below, and items you were the least up above.

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Organize your shoes by placing one shoe toe-first and the other heel-first. 

That way you can see exactly what the shoe looks like as a whole. Try using an old CD or DVD storage unit to maximize your organization. After all, who really uses their CDs and DVDs anymore?

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Maximize your drawer space.

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Use shoe boxes to separate things that would otherwise just be floating around in your drawer. This way you can easily access your underwear, socks, ties, etc. Wrap the shoe box in wrapping paper for extra style-points.

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You can also use ice cube trays to separate jewelry or make-up.

Put matching sheets in a pillow case.

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In order to keep sheets organized and tidy, fold them and place them in their matching pillow cases. This will not only make your closet appear more organized, but it will also make life easier when it’s time to change your sheets.