In my last post on organizing your clothing closet, I encouraged you to figure out the lay of the land. What would you like to have in your closet as far as shelves? Baskets? Hanging Bars? Shoe racks? Hangers? Hopefully you’ve made some changes and are ready to begin organizing your new space.
Some of you may not be able to go out and change a lot in your closet. You can still organize it quite easily.
1. Do an inventory of what you have left.
2. Purge some more.
3. Put clothing into categories: Pants, crop pants, shorts, skirts, dresses, tank tops, short sleeve tops, long sleeve, etc. You may want to further categorize by dividing work and play.
4. See how much you have in each category.
5. Visualize where it will fit in your closet (it’s like a puzzle- think space).
6. Adjust closet bars to accommodate longer items.
7. Switch out hangers if you purchased them.
8. Put everything in its new ‘home‘ in your closet.
9. When hanging things up, or folding them onto shelves or drawers, you should start with light colors, group them in like colors, and get progressively darker. White to black, left to right. Make sure things are all hanging in the right direction, and folded equally.
10. If you have things in baskets, label the baskets. Often my clients have me label shelves or sections of the items hanging so they remember where things go.
Now stand back, notice the order and consistency of your closet. It may be only a closet, but I guarantee you will feel happy each time you open the door!
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