Sharing my tips for how to organize your closet! I have some tips and must have items you should purchase to keep it in tip top shape!
I know that January is usually the time to declutter, but lately I have the organizing bug! Something about the long days of winter has me itching to get organized. My closet and our bedroom is a serious problem area and I know exactly what the problem is…I cannot stop buying clothes. I pick up a few new things almost every week and that just really adds up.
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I have organized my closet many many times. Every couple months, I even empty out my closet and purge items, but my real problem is that new items just keep coming in! I am fully aware that I am causing the chaos in my closet myself, but I can’t help it. Some people have hobbies…I have shopping! It is what it is and I just have to make it work! Here are my best tips for how to organize your closet.
HOW TO ORGANIZE YOUR CLOSET
At this point, I have tried just about every closet organization method so I feel like I have some great tips to share! If you are like me and don’t have the money for an entire closet organizational system and just have to make due with what you have, then these tips should help you organize your closet!
A few months ago, I really got serious with my master closet and did a $100 overhaul. I painted, organized, and purged. It made a big difference and my closet was even featured on Apartment Therapy! While I made a lot of good changes, during the busy holiday season, things got out of control again!
EASY CLOSET ORGANIZING IDEAS
BEST CLOSET ORGANIZATIONAL ITEMS
- Clear Bins (love picking these up at TJ Maxx in the kitchen section!)
- Sweater Baskets (any basket that has a lower front than back)
- Skirt Hangers
- Velvet Hangers
- Command Hooks
- Storage Bags
TIPS FOR ORGANIZING YOUR CLOSET
First and foremost, purge, purge, purge! Get rid of anything that you don’t LOVE. If it doesn’t make you feel great, don’t keep it! If it is out of style, ill-fitting, worn out, or no longer your preference, there is no reason to hang on to it. Either pitch it or put it in a pile to donate or take to a consignment shop. If you think you may lose weight, gain weight, change body types, just buy new clothes and reward yourself! Don’t hang out to clothes that don’t fit!
USE MATCHING HANGERS
Use slim fit, non slip hangers. Using the same hanger style makes a big difference in organization. Pick the slim, velvet ones to give yourself more room and ensure that nothing slips off the hangers! Once you have purged and gotten rid of many items, I recommend color coding your clothing. It sounds silly and tedious, but it really helps with a more organized look and helps you find items when you know you want that one black sweater with the embellishment, you can go right to the black shirt section and find it!
Use skirt hangers for skirts or pants. You can fit 4-6 items on each hanger and this groups like items together and keeps things organized!
CHOOSE CLEAR BINS
Use clear bins when you can. If you can see in the bin, it is easier to find what you need. Wire baskets and sweater baskets are great too! The sweater baskets allow you to see what’s actually in the basket!
FOLD CLOTHES VERTICALLY
Use the Mario Kondo method of folding. This one was seriously life changing for me. By folding items in 1/3’s, you can stand them up and see all the items! So instead of digging through stacks, you can see each item without making a mess!
HANG JEWELRY ON COMMAND HOOKS
Use command strips with various sized clips to hang long necklaces, bracelets, or other accessories. This is the cheapest and easiest jewelry method that I have found!
KEEP ITEMS YOU USE LESS FREQUENTLY IN STORAGE BAGS
Use storage bags for items that you don’t use often. If it is seasonal and you only wear it once or twice a year, there is no reason for it to be hanging in your closet! I love the large ziploc totes for storing my Christmas and holiday shirts. These bags are great quality have tons of room for storing tons of items! I like to tuck them into otherwise dead space in my closet, like under shelving or hanging items.
I hope these easy closet organizing ideas are helpful and help you start your year out on a good, well-organized note!