My closet was a scary, freakin mess before I started this process about 3 weeks ago.
Anndd, it IS a process.
“I know it can feel SO overwhelming.
But, I’m here to make organizing your closet much easier…”
Now, take a deep breath and let’s dive in!
Keep scrolling to see BEFORE & AFTER picture!
Step #1 | Invest in Matching Hangers
I tell clients to buy 100 shirt/dress hangers for every 3 feet of hanging space on your rack.
It’s an investment, but it’s SO worth it!
TIP: Order in bulk to save money!
Or buy a little at a time if your budget is tight.
Step #2 | Sort by type
That means, hang sleeveless shirts together, short sleeve next, long sleeves, etc.
Group blazers together. Keep skirts and pants separated.
…You get the idea!
TIP: If you don’t have the hanging space for jeans,
put them in a bin or drawer.
Step #3 | Sort by color
Within your ‘types’ or categories like short sleeve tops… you should sort by color.
Use a system that works for you.
I like organizing light to dark and I use the rainbow as a guide, red, orange, yellow, green, blue, etc.
TIP: Don’t stress about printed, multi-colored garments.
Just put them all together.
Step #4 | Store off-season
In theory, you may have already done this while you were editing.
But, just in case, I thought it was worth a reminder.
Store all of your off-season things in another closet, under your bed, wherever you have space.
It will help keep your closet leaner, and more organized.
TIP: If you live in a climate that stays about the same year-round,
Make space by doing a more serious edit.
Step #5 | Organize Jewelry
I like to use jewelry stands to display most of my jewelry.
If I tuck mine away in bags or drawers, it won’t see the light of day.
I put special occasion jewelry in my top drawer.
TIP: Use straws to keep dainty necklaces untangled while traveling.
Use baby powder to help get knots out of necklaces.
Step #6 | Organize Shoes
Again, I like to have my shoes displayed.
I sort by color and keep my heavy hitters very accessible.
I also sort them one shoe facing front, the other facing back… to create more space.
TIP: A foldable step ladder/stool will help you reach shoes up high and save space in your closet
Step #7 | Organize Handbags
TIP: Have a leather conditioner/cleaner handy to keep bags looks great!
Step #8 | Tackle Your Drawers
I like to organize drawers by type and color also.
I store all tees and jeans in my drawers, again sorting by color and type.
TIP: You can use shoe box lids if you don’t have bins or organizers in the budget.
Step #9 | Sort Scarves & Belts
I found this cool scarf hanger if you have the hanging space.
Otherwise, just put them in a bin on your shelf or under your clothes.
With your belts, hang them on special hanger like this.
OR, mount a rack on your wall and hang them.
TIP: If you need an extra notch on your belt (literally) get a leather puncher!
You CAN Do It!
I know this is a serious project, but when you are done, And your closet looks great,
And it doesn’t stress you out anymore…And it’s easy to find stuff,
It will be SO worth it!!
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