Is your closet a disaster resembling a war-zone? Mine used to be, but now that I’ve started a capsule wardrobe, it’s organized all the time simply due to the lack of clutter.
If you aren’t quite ready for the leap to a capsule wardrobe, perhaps you could try one of these # ways to organize your closet instead.
- Declutter – Even if you don’t get your clothes narrowed down to a capsule wardrobe, you should still declutter things that are ripped, stained, or torn, along with things that don’t fit or you don’t like or wear.
- Install Shelving, Hanging Bars, or Hooks – My closet had a terrible set up when I moved into my house. One of the first things I added to my to-do list for my house was to make over my closet. Adding shelves, additional or sturdier hanging bars and hooks will automatically make it easier for you to put clothes away instead of on the floor.
- Take Advantage of Hard-to-Reach Places – Use hard to reach places, like way up high or deep in the back of your closet to store things you don’t need to get to very often.
- Get Matching Hangers – As soon as I get my closet system replaced later this year, I’m going to invest in a good set of hangers. Quality hangers take up less room and hold your clothes in place so they don’t slip off onto the floor never to be seen again.
- Store Shoes Differently – Instead of letting your shoes take up all the floor space in your closet, store them in cubbies or on shelves so you can easily walk into an walk-in closet.
- Upgrade Lighting – Adding extra lights in your closet will help you to see what you have so you can utilize everything you own.
- Remove Closet Doors – Taking off your closet door will motivate you to keep your closet clean. Plus if you have a small bedroom, having a curtain or empty door frame will decrease the amount of space needed to go in and out of your closet since you won’t have a door to swing.
- Store Out of Season Clothes Elsewhere – Instead of leaving your whole wardrobe hanging in the closet year-round, store off season clothing in containers under the bed, in the attic, or even on a high shelf in the closet if you have room to spare.
- Keep Outerwear Elsewhere – Bulky coats, scarves and gloves take up a lot of room in your bedroom closet. If you have a coat closet, consider storing them there instead.
- Organize Clothing Differently – Consider subscribing to the clothing organization system of flipping your hangers to see what you wear. This is just one method of storing your clothes differently so you can see what you wear and what needs to go.
Organizing your closet doesn’t have to be a chore, it can actually be a fun project to tackle. Plus you’ll have a much easier time getting dressed in the mornings when your closet isn’t a disaster.
How do you organize your closet?