Inside: Use these simple tips to organize your closet this spring to make getting ready faster and easier.
Are your mornings a bit chaotic or stressful? Or maybe you just want to be able to get out the door a little bit quicker.
Having an organized closet can help make your mornings just a little bit easier.
As you’re getting ready for the day, having an organized closet will make getting dressed faster.
It will save you time locating items and ensure you’re actually wearing the pieces that you own.
When your clothes are organized it also makes it easier to put away clean laundry as it’s clear where everything goes and there is a space for it.
A tidy closet is a key part of making your bedroom a place where you can rest and relax.
These organizing tips will help you get your closet cleaned out and organized this spring so you can enjoy the benefits of an amazingly organized closet space all year long.
5 Simple Tips to Organize Your Closet This Spring
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Here are five simple tips to organize your closet this spring.
1. Sort Your Clothes into Categories
The first step to organizing your closet this spring is to sort all of your items by category. Keep all items of like kind together either in the closet or in your drawers.
If your clothes are already being stored this way, you may not even need to do this step. However, before writing it off, double-check that you have everything properly categorized.
This will make it easier to see what you have and to find specific items when you need them. Sorting by category will also help to prepare you to declutter and organize your clothing in a methodical way.
As you sort your clothes, be honest with yourself about what you wear and what you don’t. If you haven’t worn something in over a year, it’s probably time to let it go.
2. Get Rid of Unwanted Items
Once you’ve sorted your clothes into categories, it’s time to get rid of anything that you don’t want or need. Focus on one specific category at a time as you determine what to keep and what to let go of.
This can be difficult for some people, but remember that it’s better to have a closet with items that you love and wear than a closet full of clutter.
Get ready to get ruthless with decluttering your clothes. Ask yourself questions like when did I last wear this? Does it fit right now? Would I buy it again today?
Your answers will help you to determine if it should stay or if it needs to go.
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Once you complete one category of items, move on to the next one until you’ve decluttered every type of clothing from your closet and dresser. Letting go of the pieces that have been taking up valuable space and potentially causing negative feelings will give you a fresh start.
There are several ways to get rid of old clothes that you never wear. Here are a few of them:
If your clothes are still in good condition, consider donating them to a local charity or thrift store. This is a great way to give back to your community and to help those in need.
Using your local Buy Nothing group or simply putting a post out on Facebook can help find someone you know that could use the items.
If you have designer or high-end items, consider selling them online or at a consignment store. You could make some extra cash and free up space in your closet at the same time.
If you do opt to try and sell, set a time limit on it. If the items aren’t sold by that deadline go ahead and donate them. That way they don’t continue taking up valuable storage space.
If your clothes are too worn or damaged to donate or sell, consider recycling them. Some places will take fabrics for recycling but you can use them in your own home for all kinds of things.
You can recycle them in your own home by turning them into fabric scraps for sewing projects, cutting them up into rags, and putting them to use cleaning your home to save money on things like paper towels and help reduce waste in the landfill.
3. Organize it
Now that your items are categorized and decluttered, the next step is to put everything back into your closet and drawers in an organized way.
This is also a great opportunity to vacuum as well as wipe down the selves and walls before you put everything back.
If additional shelving is needed, now is the time to add it. As you put your clothes away consider what organizational style makes the most sense to you.
For most people organizing by category first and then color is a great way to go. It will be easy to find what you’re looking for and look aesthetically pleasing.
Here are two additional tips for organizing your clothes.
Opt for uniform hangers:
No matter which type of hangers you use, your closet will look more organized if they all match each other. If you’re short on space, slim hangers are great space savers.
You can get specialized hangers that are designed to drop down and add layers to your closet to make more room for your items while keeping them neat and tidy.
Fold items strategically:
Fold items like sweaters and t-shirts in a way that maximizes space. For example, you can fold them in a way that allows you to stack them vertically, rather than horizontally.
You can try various folding methods to see which works best for you and your space. Whatever you go with, make it uniform to keep the drawer organized.
4. Maximize Your Space
As you put everything away in your closet you can take this time to make small changes that will help keep your closet more organized and make the most of the space you have.
Use vertical space:
Install shelving or hanging organizers to make use of the vertical space in your closet. Use these organizers to store sweaters, purses, or any additional items that you wouldn’t hang up.
Baskets or bins can be helpful for storing seasonal or occasionally used items on the top shelf in your closet. Make sure they are clearly labeled so that you can easily remember what is where.
Store shoes on racks:
If you haven’t already done so yet, make sure to declutter your shoes before organizing them. Get rid of shoes that are falling apart, that hurt your feet, or that don’t fit your lifestyle.
Instead of letting your shoes eat up all of the floor space in the closet, store them on racks or shelves to maximize your space.
Use the back of the door:
Install an over-the-door shoe organizer or hanging jewelry organizer to make use of the back of your closet door. These are great for everything from accessories to jewelry to shoes.
Hooks can also be used for clothes that you’ve worn but don’t need to wash yet. This will keep them from cluttering up your bedroom.
5. Keep It Maintained
After you put all of that hard work into implementing these tips to organize your closet, you’ll want to keep it maintained and keep clutter at bay.
Review the clothing in your closet seasonally to ensure that you’re wearing the pieces you have.
Store your hamper in the closet to keep your bedroom as your relaxing sanctuary. This helps keep the floor of your closet from getting overrun with things when you are in a hurry.
Create daily habits
Developing daily decluttering habits will help keep your closet organized and your bedroom clean.
Fold and put away laundry as soon as you’re able to prevent clutter from piling up. Make a point of going slow and putting things away properly every time you put your laundry away.
By ensuring that you put it away properly every time you can maintain your hard work and keep your closet in tip-top shape so you never have to go hunting for that one thing you want to wear.
Make decluttering easy
Keep a donation basket or bin in your closet. This is a simple trick to make decluttering easier.
This will help you to make a habit of decluttering pieces you no longer love or wear. Sometimes you know after wearing an item for a day that it’s one that you don’t love anymore.
Having an easy-access basket to put it will help you to get it out of your home more quickly. Just make sure to take the items out and donate them regularly.
Practice the one-in-one-out rule
A final, but very important part of maintaining your newly organized closet is being thoughtful with any items you add to your closet or dresser.
By being more intentional with shopping you can prevent buyer’s remorse and prevent clutter.
By implementing rules like the one-in-one-out (or if you’re really wanting to downsize further, one-in-three-out) you can keep your clothing collection from expanding. Any new item brought in means something needs to go.
Remember that getting your closet under control and organized is the hard part and that with the right maintenance, you can make your life easier all year round with the work you put in during your spring cleaning this year.
Use these tips and tricks to spring clean your closet and never have to dig through things you no longer need for what you want again.
What are your favorite tips to organize your closet this spring?
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