As a professional organizer I have had the privilege of seeing many types of closets. Some are big and beautiful, some closets are intelligently designed, some lack basic items, and some just don’t have closets at all. Regardless of your current situation, you can make a closet work for you with these simple closet organization tips:
Tip 1 – De-clutter! Get rid of everything that you have not worn in a couple of years, that does not fit you well, and everything you don’t like. Make sure to keep only what you absolutely love. If you are in doubt try it on and make the decision right there and then.
Tip 2 – Design a Home for All Your Items! If you don’t assign a place for your swimsuits to be in, then they will find a place of their own. You have to strategically give each item a home based on how you use your wardrobe. For example, if you work in the athletic type of field, then you need bring all your clothes to your eye level where you can easily see it and don’t have to go searching for it.
Tip 3 – Get Bins and Baskets! I love using different types of baskets and bins to organize clients’ closets, but you don’t have to spend a lot of money to create functionality in your closet. You can make your own draw dividers or use empty shoe boxes to put inside the draws and on the shelves. The main focus is to help you maintain order and separate items one from another.
Tip 4 – It’s all about the Hangers! Use the right type of hangers to help you maintain order in your closet and give it a consistent look. I personally love using velvet hangers, but to read more about different types of hangers, click here!
Tip 5 – Donation Bin! Include a basket, bin, or a bag that you can close and not see inside too easily. Most people when try something on and don’t like just put it back in the closet hoping they can wear it another time. That time never comes! So if you don’t like and it does not look good on you, then put it inside the donation bin. Besides it will save you tons of time during spring cleaning. Include pics of velvet hangers, baskets (the one from my favorite tips) and a beautiful walk in closet.