Have you ever been late for an appointment because finding the particular outfit (that you wanted to wear) proved to be onerous task? Have you lost most of your accessories in the heap of items that your closet has become? If the answer to either of these questions is yes, it means that the time has come for you to start organizing your closet. Though it seems to be an arduous and never-ending task, the right approach can help you simplify it to quite an extent. In case you need any help, go through the following tips and know how to organize your closet.
Organizing Your Closet
Define Your Goals
One of the first things that you need to do, in order to organize your closet, would be to define your wardrobe and closet goal. Visualize how exactly you would like your closet to be. After forming the complete idea in your mind, you will have to consider what changes you will need to bring and what are the things that you will need to let go of, in order to make it happen.
Throw Away Unused Stuff
One of the worst things that most of us do, when it comes to using the closet, is to fill it with stuff that we have not even used till date and in all probability, will not make use of in the future as well. Keep a tab on the items that are going unused year after year, be it clothes, shoes, belts, scarves or sweaters. Gather all of them together and donate, sell or throw them away.
Refresh The Closet
As soon as the spring season comes, give your closet some cleaning as well. Take out all the stuff, clean it and get a clean, fresh coat of light-colored paint. It will make your closet look livelier and also give a solid neutral background highlighting your clothing. In the meantime, sort out all the stuff that has been inside the closet for ages.
Do Some Sorting
Sorting will require you to take out each and every item and compile them into separate categories. For instance, divide the clothes into different piles, depending on the season in which you wear them. The ones for the present season can go in the closet, while those for the season that has gone past or is still to come will go in chests and under-the-bed containers.
Categorize The Items
Now that you are left with items pertaining to the current season only, it is the time to categorize them into separate piles. Make separate groups for work-out clothing, garden and yard work clothing, swim and beach wear, formal clothes, casual wear, and so on. You will need to categorize shoes, belts, and other accessories as well, depending on their use. Now, keep them in the closet.
- You can always adjust or extend the space in your closet by simple, inexpensive modifications, such as adding a double hang closet rod to double your hanging space. Adjusting the shelves or rods is another way you can alter the closet space.
- You can put accessories, such as purses, scarves and belts, in clear boxes or attractive wicker baskets on open shelves. Getting a tie rack for ties and divided containers for his/her incidentals (such as cuff links, watches, jewelry, etc) is also a good idea.