This Is How to Organize Your Closet
Spring has sprung! Out with the old, in with the new. This is a time for renewal, rebirth, re-dos, make overs and take overs. It’s time to take charge of your life and ditch the dead weight.
My take: For everything you throw out you are making room for something new and better to come into your life. Of course this also goes for energy zapping friends, boring boyfriends, and dead end jobs – but lets start with your closet. I asked Miss Tori Springer of Simply Simplify – a Stylish Organizing company, to help give us some quick closet spring cleaning tips.
Get out your trash bags!
Step 1: GET RID Of Your OLD Clothes.
It might not be easy, but tossing out or donating gently worn old clothes is key to making room in your closet and your life. Tip: If it’s two sizes too small or two sizes too big, get rid of it. It’s way time to buy new clothes – Woohoo!. Ask yourself if you’d buy this item today?
Step 2: Call THE PROS—Or Find Your Own Storage Solutions.
If you’re even thinking about hiring a professional to help organize your closet, but afraid of what it costs – it may be more affordable than you think. My dear friend Tori Springer, President of Simply Simplify, Simply Simplify is a real pro. She can custom design what you would like, give you easy solutions and organize on a budget!
Step 3: START ORGANIZING.
How do you organize sweaters versus lingerie or shoes versus jeans? There are different solutions for each one – check ’em out:
You wear what you can see! – If you have the space to hang everything, hang everything. You’ll wear your pieces more if you can see it.
Fold the very heavy sweaters so they don’t lose shape on the hanger. color code sweaters by weight, and use dividers or cubbies. Use a sweater folding board to make perfect folds – they will look like you’re shopping in your favorite store!
You can store your jeans—by cut, brand, color, style or size. I like to hang them by hem and organize by dark to light denim – do I really have that many jeans????
Hang them using clips and fold in the sides so the outside of the garment isn’t marked by the clips. This also makes everything look uniform on the hanger and gives it a cleaner side profile in your closet – that makes it easier on the eyes.
For dresses, hang by color rather than length. never leave your dresses, or any other clothes, in the dry cleaning or plastic garment bags. The chemicals from dry cleaning attack the fibers of your clothing and cause damage! Bags/Scarves/Hats Bags don’t generally get damaged out of their dust bags, so leave them out and enjoy the view! Scarves folded in piles by color and material works best – use Drawer dividers and makes it easy to pull one out without ruining the organization of the rest. For hats, put them in boxes! Take uniform photos of the hats and glue them to the outside of the boxes – get ready to take them out, hats are back!
Shoes fit well right shoe toe out and left shoe heel out so you can see both to make finding what you’re planning to wear easy. Organize shoes by color and style.
Organize by color, size, and type. Make sure to rotate your bras and underwear so you’re not wearing the same few all of the time and it will save money not having to replace them so quickly!
Jewelry organizing drawers are a great way to see what you have and makes it easy to keep counters tops clutter free – I like using clear hanging Small- Compartment bags for my accessories. You can get them on line or at the Container Store…I organized one side bracelets & bangles, the other side earring and so on. Makes it fun to see them all.