Organize Your Closets Now
Why now is a good time to organize your closet
While we are all starting to get back to some sort of normal, winter 2020-2021 will definitely leave fewer activity options than we’re used to. We’re all looking for things to do in our extended time at home and learning to make the best of extra free time. Our guess is that you have watched way too much Netflix or coordinated one too many TikTok dances with your family and friends. Here’s another suggestion for a worthy way to spend your time: organizing your closets!
Taking the time to clean out and organize your closet is a great way to enhance your wardrobe. You will likely find pieces you forgot about and discover gaps in your collection that need to be filled. These finds offer great insights for becoming a better-dressed person. Here are some ways to get started.
Get rid of items you don’t wear
The most daunting task of cleaning out a closet is getting rid of the things you don’t use. This can be really difficult because we all have items we never wear but aren’t ready to give away. It can also be hard to know what to get rid of. However, this step is rewarding because it creates space for better organization as well as a more accessible wardrobe.
Start by eliminating the easy things, items you don’t like anymore or haven’t worn in more than a year. Next, consider items you have trouble letting go of. Do they have sentimental value? It isn’t bad to hold onto one or two pieces that have special meaning but if this becomes a habit you are on the verge of becoming a hoarder. Are there items you want to fit into eventually? Aspiring to a certain piece of clothing for weight loss doesn’t usually go well. Invest in good clothes that fit you well now and reward yourself with new pieces when you do size down.
Organize by item, then color
Not all of us are gifted with organizational skills. However, following some simple guidelines can lead us to neater closet space. First, divide and organize your closet by item type. Keep pants with pants, dresses with dresses, and so on.
Next, organize items by color. Hang or stack pieces in order from lightest color to darkest. This will help you to easily find items and also proves helpful for coordinating colors when creating an outfit.
Once you have organized your closet, you will be able to take stock of what you have and don’t have. Make a list of the items you would like to include, compare your closet to your list, and begin filling in the missing pieces.
Hire a professional
Once you have purged your closet and gotten rid of things you no longer want or use, this is a good time to hire a custom closet company to come in and revamp your existing layout. A professional closet designer can assess your wardrobe and your space and create new shelving, drawers and rods that complement what you own. You will be fitting your closet for your needs, not the other way around.