Is it just me or do you agree that an organized closet can bring a sense of calm and efficiency to the daily routine? Any closet space in your home should be organized to your preference. Whether that includes the one in your master bedroom or the one in the hallway housing gym equipment. Luckily, there are some easy ideas for organizing your closet…any of them!
But let’s be real, a well-organized closet can sometimes feel overwhelming. Fear not! With a few simple ideas and strategies, you can easily transform your cluttered closet into a well-arranged and functional space in little to no time. Check out these 7 easy ideas for organizing your closet in your home. Keeping in mind these ideas are not just for organizing your closet but to help you save time, reduce stress, and make the most of your fashion forward wardrobe.
#1 Declutter and Donate
Before diving into organizing your closet, start by decluttering. Raise your hand if you bought an article of clothing only to find out you already have it at home? No shame, but it’s vital for you to remove any items that you no longer wear, may be out of style, or don’t fit you anymore because you have been shedding those inches.
Be honest with yourself and let go of things you haven’t used in the past year. You can donate them or get some extra cash in selling them away. Create piles for donation, recycling, and discarding. By clearing out unnecessary items, you’ll have more space for the things you love, and wear regularly or just have more space in general. Remember just because you made room clearing out the old doesn’t mean you have to use it by replacing it with something new.
#2 Sort by Category
Once you’ve decluttered, sort your clothing items into categories such as shirts, pants, dresses, and so on. By sorting like items, you’ll easily be able to see how much of which you have. Within each category, arrange items by color or style. As mentioned, when you try this method of grouping similar items together, it makes it easier to locate what you need and helps maintain order in your closet. Consider using dividers or labeled bins to further organize smaller items like socks, scarves, or accessories.
#3 Utilize Vertical Space
Make use of every inch of your closet by maximizing vertical space. Install an additional rod or hooks to hang items such as blouses, belts, or bags. With the variety of storage tools around you won’t have any issues in utilizing your vertical space. Using helpful apps such as Pinterest and Tik Tok to get some inspiration can be fun and cost efficient.
Going vertical allows you to double the hanging capacity in your closet. You can also invest in hanging shoe organizers or over-the-door organizers to keep your shoes and accessories easily accessible without taking up valuable floor space.
#4 Invest in Storage Solutions
To keep your closet organized, invest in storage solutions that suit your needs. I love a good clear plastic bin as they are great for storing off-season clothing or items you rarely wear. Clear bins give you an easy eye shot of what it’s containing, which is nice because you don’t have to kill time searching for something that’s right in front of you.
Other storage solutions include shoe racks or shelves that can help display and organize your shoe collection. Use labeled storage boxes for items like hats, gloves, or sentimental items. Utilize the space on the back of your closet door by attaching a shoe organizer or hooks for belts and ties.
#5 Use Vertical Dividers for Folded Items
Just as I mentioned using vertical space, I encourage you to use some vertical storage dividers. They come in handy for folded items like sweaters, t-shirts, and jeans. These dividers help keep your stacks of clothing neat and prevent them from toppling over.
You can easily find what you’re looking for without disrupting the rest of the folded items. Additionally, folding your clothes uniformly and stacking them vertically saves space and makes your closet visually appealing.
#6 Rotate Seasonal Clothing
To optimize space and reduce clutter, rotate your seasonal clothing. What does that look like, you might be asking yourself!? Well, you can store any of your off-season items in vacuum-sealed bags or clear plastic containers and place them in a designated storage area.
Meaning, if we are enjoying the warm weather of summer, store those heavy-duty coats and snow boots away. When the seasons change, swap out your wardrobe accordingly. This approach ensures that only relevant items are taking up valuable space in your closet, making it easier to access and manage your current clothing collection.
#7 Maintain Regular Maintenance
Organizing your closet is an ongoing process, and regular maintenance is essential to prevent clutter from building up again. Take a few minutes each month to assess your closet, declutter as needed, and make any adjustments as needed to your organization system. Put clothes back in their designated places after each use and resist the urge to accumulate unnecessary items.
By maintaining these habits, you’ll keep your closet tidy and functional in the long run. Once you have gotten it to a place of your liking – try to be mindful in maintaining the clutter. Perhaps carve out some time before bed to put any misplaced items back where they belong.
Organizing your closet doesn’t have to be a daunting task. By following these seven easy ideas, you can transform your closet into a well-organized and efficient space. Decluttering, sorting by category, maximizing vertical space, utilizing storage solutions, using dividers for folded items, rotating seasonal clothing, and maintaining. Have you ever organized your closet? What tips can you share?
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