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How to Organize Your Clothing Closet: 3 Easy Steps to Know What You Have & Where to Find It

Updated: May 3


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If you've ever experienced the frustration of staring at a closet full of clothes and feeling like you have nothing to wear, or worse, forgetting about pieces you've purchased because they're buried in the chaos, then you understand the walk-in closet woes all too well. And while it's a completely first-world problem, it's one that many of us can relate to. Our closets often become a reflection of our lives - brimming with memories, aspirations, and yes, a touch of chaos.


With Spring upon us, we thought it would be a good idea to chat about decluttering your wardrobe and the art of closet organization. Sorting and donating aside, you might still be faced with a closet that feels too full, too chaotic. Picture this: stepping into your bedroom each day and being greeted by a beautifully organized closet that reflects your unique style and personality...


In today's discussion, I'm excited to delve into the art of closet organization. From seasonal swaps to strategic storage solutions, I'll share my tried-and-true methods for creating a stress-free closet experience. Let's transform your morning routine and set the tone for a productive day ahead by gaining clarity and intentionality in your closet editing process. Are you ready to embark on this journey to a more organized and satisfying wardrobe?


Learn how to organize your closet in 3 easy ways

Let's Get Started


Our team generally schedules a 4 to 6-hour session to complete a closet edit. Here are a few items you made need to complete this decluttering & organization project:


  • Full-length mirror- Make sure your mirror can accommodate your entire image.

  • Reusable bags- For your donation, discards, and dry cleaning items.

  • Organizing tools- Create sustainable systems with slim-line hangers, bins, and etc.


Step #1: Seasonal Swaps

Start by clearing out your closet entirely, removing everything from hangers, baskets, bins, and shelves. The change of season marks the perfect opportunity to declutter your clothing collection. Regularly editing your closet makes seasonal swaps a breeze, saving you time and effort as it becomes a part of your home organiztion routine. As you transition to warmer or cooler weather, keep a few versatile pieces for layering handy in your closet.  Utilize storage bins or vacuum-sealed bags to neatly store off-season clothing, freeing up space for your current wardrobe. Labeling containers or shelves streamlines the process of finding seasonal items when needed. Take this time to mend or dry clean any winter clothing before storing them away.


Take the time to intentionally declutter items that no longer serve you , whether you no longer need, use, or love them. Regularly rotating your wardrobe with the seasons not only maintains an organized closet but also ensures that your future purchases are intentional and guilt free.


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Step #2: Create Order

Once you've decided on the pieces to keep, it's time to arrange your closet for maximum functionality. Ever noticed how your favorite boutique or department store organizes their clothing by color and category? You can easily replicate this system in your own closet, even if you're not the 'Type A' personality.


Organizing your wardrobe in this way offers several benefits:


  1. Reduce Visual Clutter: A well-organized closet instantly boosts your mood and makes it easier to maintain order, even on busy days.

  2. Save Time: By organizing items by category and color, you'll spend less time searching for what you need and more time enjoying your day. Plus, it's easier to know where to put things back after use.

  3. Save Money: With a clear view of your wardrobe, you'll be less likely to buy duplicates or unnecessary items. Easily identifying what you have helps you make more intentional purchasing decisions.

Consider where it makes sense to store each clothing category and ensure that everything is easily accessible. Creating a system that works for you will streamline your daily routine and bring a sense of calm to your space.


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Step #3: Maximize Space

Maximize every inch of your closet with smart storage solutions that optimize space and efficiency. Invest in quality hangers to support your clothes and maintain their shape, while specialized organizers and storage bins keep everything tidy and accessible. Vertical storage options such as hanging organizers and shoe racks make the most of limited space, while drawer dividers and shelf organizers keep accessories and folded clothing neatly arranged.


Hacks For Creating an Organized & Functional Closet:


  • Prioritize Accessibility: Keep frequently used items at eye level for easy access, while storing less-used items on higher or lower shelves.

  • Group Like with Like: Start by grouping similar types of clothing together, such as dresses, blouses, jackets, and so on. This step makes it easier to find specific items when you need them.

  • Create Color Blocks: Organize each group of clothing by color, arranging them from darkest to lightest or vice versa. This visually appealing technique not only makes your closet look more cohesive but also simplifies the process of selecting outfits.

  • Pick Your Pattern: Designate a specific area for prints and patterns within each color block. You can either create a separate section for these items or integrate them based on the dominant hue. This approach adds visual interest while maintaining organization within your closet.

  • DIY Drawer Solutions: If your closet lacks drawers, use bins or baskets to create your own. Don't forget to label them for easy identification.

  • Utilize Vertical Space: Maximize floor space by adding stackable storage or a multi-tiered rack for shoes or folded items.


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For my skimmers- Here's the Conclusion:

Transforming your bedroom closet involves three simple steps. Firstly, decluttering your wardrobe-start with a seasonal swap. Then, arrange your wardrobe by grouping similar items together and organizing them by color for easy accessibility. Finally, maximize your closet space with smart storage solutions and hacks like prioritizing accessibility, grouping like items, creating color blocks, and utilizing vertical space. With these strategies, you'll streamline your morning routine and enjoy a stress-free wardrobe experience every day. Need help? Book a free discovery call with us today, and let's create your ideal closet together!


Got Questions About Home Organization? We're Here to Help!

Do you have any questions about organizing and maintaining your home? Feel free to leave us a comment below; we're passionate about sharing our expertise.


Until next time,


Kimberly


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