5 Secrets to an Organized Closet
1. Declutter All Articles of Clothing, Shoes, and Accessories in Your Closet
The key to an organized closet is having the right amount of items and accessories. You don’t want your closet bursting at the seams every time you buy a new shirt or pair of shoes. Grab a garbage bag and start sorting through your clothes! Repurpose, donate, or even sell items you no longer need or want and trash the ones that are too worn to be donated. Once you’ve sorted through your clothes and tossed the ones that needed to be tossed, take the pile of clothes you want to keep and sort them by how often you wear them. You’ll want to place your most worn articles in the prime real estate near the front of your closet and the articles you wear the least near the back. This will help you keep your closet organized and create less clutter in the nooks and crannies of the closet.
2. Keep Your Shoes Off the Floor of Your Closet
Investing in a shoe rack or shoe organizer will only benefit your closet organization. Shoe racks can make your closet feel more open and less cluttered, they also keep the floor of your closet much cleaner than if you were to leave your shoes on the floor. The secret to getting a shoe organizer and continuing to use it, is to put the shoes you wear most often in a slot that's easily accessible and the shoes you don’t wear very often in a slot that’s not as easily accessible or closer to the back of your closet. If you don’t have a lot of space in your closet for a shoe rack or shoe organizer, you can find shoe organizers that hang over your closet door for optimal space saving.
3. Keep a Step Stool or Ladder in Your Closet
Giving yourself an easy and accessible way to reach the tall shelves in your closet will encourage you to put things back where they belong. Depending on your closet space, items, and storage containers you may need to use every shelf including the ones you can’t reach. Buy a small step stool if your closet space is limited, if you have a plethora of space you can even install a sliding ladder that slides along a flat track for easy access to top shelves! Sliding ladders also enhance the look and design of your closet!
4. Use Storage Containers and Labels in Your Closet
Storage Containers can be placed on shelves, in drawers, and even on the floor of your closet. Storing your clothes or items in storage containers will keep them from getting dusty, lost, and keep your closet to returning to its former state of clutter! Labeling each storage container can also help you keep your closet organized. When you need something from one of the storage containers, you won’t have to dig through each one blindly because they’ve been properly labeled. Using storage containers that are see through can also help make things easier to find!
5. Style Your Closet
Once you’ve decluttered, organized, and placed everything back in it’s designated spot, it’s time to style your closet! Styling your closet in a way that makes you happy and satisfied will keep you motivated to maintain an organized closet. Add some lighting, a stunning closet door, color coordinated hangers, or even some light decor to jazz it up a bit. Make your closet a space you are proud of and a space you can show off!
Now that you're an expert on closet organization and knowledgeable in the 5 secrets to an organized closet, what are you waiting for? Go tackle that mess!
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