Organizing your clothing for home or business can often be overwhelming. Closets and drawers are hard to maintain and tend to accumulate with ‘stuff’- but it is necessary to do so for balance and ease in our every day life. You will have a more productive work day if it begins with ease and predictability.

I suggest teaching children how to organize and DeClutter their closets too- the earlier the better.

1. First De-clutter- get rid of anything that doesn’t fit

2. Next, determine categories: shirts, pants, skirts, etc.

3. Look at your space and where the categories will actually fit

4 Help your child develop a system of storing clothing and accessories- casual clothing near the front for example

5. I find it easiest to color code clothing- light to dark- left to right

Last, encourage them to maintain their system to keep things in balance. This can be done weekly to keep on top of it.

Drawer Organized by a 6 year old

Missy Bystrom is the owner of The Organized Connection located in Cleveland, OH and Orange County, CA.  Missy’s  blog gives weekly tips and tricks on becoming more organized and having a more peaceful household.  If you would like to become a certified professional organizer, follow this link.  If you would like to get more extensive information on organizing your household, business or personal, follow this link.