Tips on Organizing Your Closet

blankWith the changing of the seasons comes the changing of your wardrobe. While your putting away your spring and summer clothes and pulling out your fall and winter ones, go ahead and take the time to organize your closet. It will help you streamline your routine while you’re getting ready and reduce the stress you feel when looking at a messy space. Here are some great tips to help you organize your closet.

Sort by Type

Separate all your clothes into categories like shirts, skirts, tops, pants, long-sleeves, dresses and accessories. Do this for each category before moving onto the next. By sorting your clothes this way, it is easier to compare similar articles of clothing. Also, if you can, sort your clothes by season as well. If you have empty space under the bed, or some space on your upper shelves, put clothing you’re not using in the current season in plastic organizers or rolling crates.

Clean Your Closet

If you haven’t gone through your closet in a while, it’s probably a good idea to do so. By decluttering your wardrobe and donating, recycling or selling the shoes, accessories, and clothes you longer need, you create more space and reduce mess in your storage space. After you do this, move your stuff out of the closet and give it a good clean. Dust and wipe down the shelves, scrub any scuff marks or dirt off the surfaces and vacuum the carpet.

Utilize Boxes

Roll up pieces of clothing such as underwear, pajamas, swimsuits, and t-shirts and put them into boxes. This is will help create more space as these items tend to be pliable and thin. This is a major space-saver if you tuck the rolled up clothing in clear bins, wire baskets, or shoe boxes.

Vertical Space

When you use the vertical space in your closet strategically, you open up a ton of storage area and change your closet layout. Vertical storage space includes doors, top shelves, the dead space between the floor and your hanging clothes, and walls. Hang an over-the-door shoe rack over your door, add some hooks to the walls at varying heights for purses, scarves, belts, and necklaces.

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