You’ve been staring at your closet for what seems like hours, trying to figure out how to make sense of the chaos. Clothes are strewn about, shoes are piled up, and you can’t find your favorite sweater anywhere. But fear not, because organizing your closet doesn’t have to be an overwhelming task.
First things first, let’s talk about the elephant in the room. You have too much stuff. It’s time to Marie Kondo that sh*t and get rid of anything that doesn’t spark joy. Trust us, your closet will thank you.
Before you embark on organizing your closets, it’s important to do an assessment of your space and storage needs. A professional organizer will always start by assessing each closet in terms of its use of vertical organization, wardrobe organization and maximizing storage capacity.
You’ll need a system, and we’ve got just the thing. The three S’s: Sort, Simplify, and Store. It’s like the holy trinity of closet organization.
But before we get to that, the first step is to create a plan for how you want to organize your closets based on what will work best for you. For example, in your clothes closet, maybe it’s by color, or maybe it’s by occasion. Whatever works best for you. You should also take into account any special items or clothing that need particular attention when planning out the layout.
Once this has been decided upon, measure all available areas so that you can further determine which organizational solutions are right for you – such as shelving units, hanging rods, drawers or baskets – and make sure they fit within your designated spaces. With these steps completed, you’ll be ready to move forward with organizing your closets!
Choosing The Right Storage Solutions
Now that you’ve assessed your closet storage needs, it’s time to choose the right solutions. As a professional organizer, I recommend considering these five key elements:
- Storage boxes – These are great for organizing folded clothes, linens, and other items.
- Hanging shelves – Perfect for sweaters and accessories.
- Shoe racks – Keeps shoes organized and off the floor.
- Garment bags – Ideal for storing out of season clothing or special occasion wear.
- Baskets – Use baskets to store smaller items like socks, underwear, scarves, etc.
In addition to choosing the proper storage tools, it is important to make sure they fit in with your space. Measure carefully before purchasing!
Also consider what type of material will best suit your purpose; from breathable canvas baskets or drawers made of wood or plastic—you can find something that works for you!
Create labels for each basket/drawer/etc., so that everything has its own designated home, which makes organization easier over time. With all this taken into account when selecting storage solutions, you’ll be well on your way towards having an orderly closet!
Maximizing The Space In Your Closets
Organizing your closets can seem like a huge undertaking, but with the right tips and tricks you’ll be able to maximize your space quickly. Whether it’s a linen closet or wardrobe, these simple storage hacks will help you keep everything in its place.
|Storage Options||Space Saving Hacks|
|Clear boxes||Vertical storage|
|Shelving units||Over-the-door hangers|
|Hooks||Sliding door racks|
With clever organizing solutions like clear plastic containers for small items, shelving units for linens, hooks for accessories and drawers for folded clothing, you’ll have room for all of your belongings plus some extra space!
Additionally, vertical storage options such as over-the-door hangers and sliding door racks are great ways to save valuable floor space while keeping things neat and tidy.
Shoe organizers are an effective space saver when it comes to storing footwear. They provide easy access while also freeing up much needed shelf and floorspace.
With these proven tips and tricks on maximizing your closets’ potential, you can make sure that every square inch is working hard – resulting in organized spaces that stay clutter free!
Decluttering Your Wardrobe
Now that you have maximized the space in your closets, it’s time to focus on decluttering your wardrobe. To make room for new clothes and organize what is already there, consider doing a wardrobe audit. This will involve culling through every piece of clothing and deciding whether or not it needs to stay in your closet.
You should start by categorizing each item into one of three categories: keep, donate/sell or recycle. As a professional organizer, I highly recommend taking this approach as it can help create the audit of your wardrobe with minimal effort – making more space available in those organized closets!
To begin this process, remove every piece of clothing and lay them out flat on a bed or floor. Start sorting your clothes into categories. Pants, shirts, dresses, you get the idea. Then take some time to go through your collection and assess which pieces are no longer serving you well. Simplify by getting rid of anything that doesn’t fit or that you haven’t worn in…well, in a long time. Maybe in the last year.
Ask yourself questions such as ‘Does this item still fit?’; ”Is this something I would wear today?’. Joking aside, you might really want to consider embracing Marie Kondo’s approach and asking yourself, “Does this article of clothing spark joy for me?” If the answer is no – then it may be time to part ways with that particular garment and move onto the next piece.
Once you have gone through everything, store items back up in the appropriate place, according to their respective categories (keeps, donates/sells, recycles) so that they are easy to access when needed.
With the extra space created during this wardrobe audit, you can now rest assured knowing that only quality garments remain in your closet causing less stress over outfit selection for any occasion!
Using Vertical Space
When organizing your closet, it is important to take advantage of all available vertical storage space. Using this space can create more room and make the most of your closet’s real estate. Here are some tips for doing just that:
- Closet Shelves: Installing shelves in closets will provide an extra layer of organization and easy access to items while also freeing up floor space. By installing adjustable shelves, you can customize them according to the size of your closet and items you need to store.
- Hanging Rods & Clothes Racks: Hang clothing on rods or use clothes racks for added storage. This helps keep everyday garments easily accessible so you don’t have to dig through boxes or drawers every time you want to get dressed. Additionally, hanging clothes preserves their shape better than tossing them into a drawer or box.
- Overhead Bins: Install bins above the tops of doors and other areas with unused space for storing out-of-season wears, wraps, hats, and accessories. Not only will these bins free up some additional surface area, but they’ll also help maximize the height of your closet system and give it a neat and tidy look overall.
By taking full advantage of your closet’s vertical storage potential, you can avoid clutter while creating an inviting environment that makes finding what you need easier than ever before!
Maintaining An Organized Closet
Now that you have sorted everything and taken advantage of the vertical space in your closet, it is important to maintain your organized closet. With regular maintenance and updates, a well-organized closet can stay that way. Here are some tips for keeping your closets orderly:
First, using storage solutions such as hanging organizers, shelf dividers, and over-the-door shoe racks, will go a long way towards helping to keep your items neat and accessible.
Try setting aside a few minutes each week to make sure everything stays put. This could involve re-folding sweaters or storing away items in their own containers. Also, organizing your clothes by color might help you select outfits more quickly when getting ready in the morning! It may sound like a lot at first, but these simple acts will go a long way towards keeping order in your closet.
Take time each week to further declutter by donating or disposing of any unwanted clothing items or accessories. This will leave more room for those pieces you want to keep while maintaining a tidy look throughout the closet.
Plan ahead when storing seasonal apparel like sweaters and coats during warmer months by using vacuum bags or garment boxes that can be stored up high on top shelves, or under the bed. Also remember to rotate your wardrobe with the changing seasons so nothing gets left behind!
By taking these steps now, you can ensure that you continue enjoying the benefits of having an organized closet all year round.
The key to a successful closet organization project is to assess your needs and find the right storage solutions for you. When I work with clients, we focus on maximizing space in their closets, decluttering their wardrobes, and using vertical space for items that can be hung up or stored above the ground. After all of this hard work, it’s important to maintain an organized closet so that clutter doesn’t take over again.
By following these five tips – assessing your needs, choosing the right storage solutions, maximizing space in your closets, decluttering your wardrobe, and utilizing vertical space – you’ll be able to create an oasis of calm within one of the most chaotic parts of any home: the closet.
And there you have it. A simple, straightforward guide to organizing your closet. No hype, no fluff, just good old-fashioned advice. Now go forth and conquer that clutter! With time and dedication, you can easily transform even the messiest closet into a beautiful haven of organization.