Closets are typically the first location that people look to organize, and they’re also a simple area to begin with. Tackling your clothes first might help you make significant progress. There’s no need to worry about spilling on the sofa or ruining anything in your house!
In this blog post, I’d love to share some pro-tips that I have learned with you. We all have different styles of closet organization, so feel free to implement these tips in any way that works best for you.
Pro-Tip #1: Purge
Getting rid of items you don’t need or don’t use is the first step in managing your closet. If it doesn’t fit, or if you haven’t worn something in over a year (or 5 years), the chances are you won’t wear it anytime soon.
If your wardrobe is overflowing and making it difficult to manage, take some time to go through everything and only save what needs saving. You can begin by looking at each item in your wardrobe & ask yourself these questions:
- Have I used this in the last six months?
- Is this item worn out, broken, or damaged?
It’s a good idea to check your closet at least once a year. If you discover that you aren’t useing the item or it’s damaged or outdated, donate it or throw it away. Replacement of items that have been well utilized and essential is necessary.
Pro-Tips #2: Pile
As you go through your closet space, make three piles: keep, donate, and discard.
- Pile One: The ‘Keep’ pile. This is where you place the items that you truly love and use all the time. There’s nothing wrong with an organized closet full of clothes that fit and bring you joy!
- Pile Two: The ‘Donate’ pile. This is where the clothes that you haven’t used in over a year go. If it doesn’t fit, hasn’t been worn, and isn’t damaged — donate it! You can also donate accessories that you don’t wear.
- Pile Three: The ‘Discard’ pile. This is where everything else goes! If it’s ripped, worn out, damaged, or the style has changed over time — throw it out.
If you lack the courage or discipline to make these decisions, consider hiring or enlisting someone to help you with this organizing phase. They can help you get rid of the items that don’t need keeping and remind you to only keep things you love & are useful.
Pro-Tip #3: Assess what is left
When you’ve finished three piles, get rid of the stuff that isn’t coming back to your wardrobe. It now leaves you with one thing to think about.
Begin a list of things that need to be replaced and things that are missing from your closet. The capsule wardrobe trend is becoming increasingly popular among individuals. If you’re thinking about this trend, keep track of the essential pieces you’ll need to anchor your closet.
Pro-Tip #4: Determine the space
If your closet has been a mess for an extended time, you may not have the resources required to set it up properly. Most homebuilders create ample storage in big closets for homeowners to put their belongings, so figure out what you need for the area to function and either purchase or build the infrastructure you require.
Closet organizers or containers are available from many home goods stores to make organizing easier. Make a day of visiting Home Depot and Lowes to see what they have to offer. Homegoods and other discounters have a variety of interesting gadgets and goodies to help you get your closet in order.
Pro-Tip #5: Shed some light
Lighting is frequently an issue. You can’t fully enjoy your closet if you can’t see inside it. Make sure that there is lighting in all of the right places.
There are several technologies for illuminating dark closets available, including battery-operated systems that may be installed quickly and easily by a handyman or electrician.
Organizing your closets isn’t as difficult as you may believe. Purging, giving, and tossing items you aren’t utilizing allows you to display the things you adore while also shopping for the ideal pieces you’ve been looking for. The extra space will get you out of bed eager to get dressed every morning and simplify your daily routine.