How To Keep Your Closet Organized

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Having an organized closet will make it easier to get dressed in the morning and prolong the life of your clothes. You’ll also be less likely to forget about certain items so you’ll also get more wear out of all your clothes (or be better at removing things you don’t wear from the rotation). Plus, you’ll get to feel like a fashion editor every time you get dressed

Figure out a system

The beauty about organizing clothes is that there is no right or wrong, just what works for you. You can color-coordinate your clothes, separate them by item (t-shirts, blouses, jackets, skirts, dresses, jeans, etc) or by occasion. Whatever you find easiest. Pro tip: when hanging items, go by shortest to longest. Not only is this aesthetically pleasing, it’ll also help you find items easier. With short/small items in front, they’re less likely to get hidden in between bigger, bulkier items. And you’ll know exactly what section of the closet to turn to if you need to dress for the weather.

Use tools

Unless you have a custom closet, chances are it’s just an empty box with a rail. Luckily you don’t have to order an expensive custom closet as there are many affordable tools and organizers that you can use to spruce up your space. We are big fans of Ikea soft hanging shelves - simply attach the velcro straps to the rail in your closet and use the multiple compartments (up to 9) to compartmentalize your wardrobe. These are especially great for smaller items like underwear and accessories. You can also use storage boxes if you’re not a fan of the hanging organizer.

Create an edit

We all have certain clothes that we wear more often than others. If space allows, buy a small clothing rail/rack to highlight your favorite pieces. It’ll give your room upscale showroom vibes, create easy access for you, and make space in your regular closet. This is an especially great tool for seasonal pieces - you can hang up your favorite clothes of the season accordingly and keep the rest in your closet.

Hang your jewelry and accessories

We often have more wall space than we do counter space, so why not take advantage of it? Get some hooks (you can find adhesive ones if you don’t want to make holes in your wall) and create a pretty jewelry/accessories display! It’ll give your room interest and make choosing jewelry so much easier than rummaging through a jewelry box. Plus, your jewelry will be less likely to tangle so it’s better for it in the long run. You can hang up necklaces, earrings, sunglasses, and hats.

Put your bags and shoes on shelves

This yet another decor/organization two-in-one trick. Maybe you already have some shelves in your room or a bookshelf with space. If not, you can find inexpensive shelves to install. Or buy a bookshelf - it’s always good to have a collection of books. Play around with the shelves to create a cool display for your bags and shoes and you will get super cool, pinterest-worthy results. For example, a stack of books on the left and shoes on the right. Or a potted plant/trinket on one side and a bag on the other.

Note: this works best with smaller, more feminine shoes like heels rather than chunky boots or sneakers. Leave those for the shoe rack.

Get creative and happy organizing!

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