It’s been cool and rainy here in the northeast. So instead of staring out the window waiting for it to go away, why not use this time indoors to organize your closet? It’s the perfect opportunity to get rid of the old and make room for the new or purge to simplify! This simple checklist will help you get it done in no time!
Clothes usually take up the most space in any closet. If you haven’t worn something in more than a year, it’s time to let it go. Either donate or let it go. Formal attire that you need but only wear occasionally – store it.
Once you’ve purged your clothes, consider how you could use the following items to keep them organized.
- Fabric storage bins– These multi-use bins come in various sizes, neutral colors, and upholstery-grade fabric for long-lasting durability. Label holders that can attach to baskets or bins you may currently own are available too.
- Shelf dividers
- Clothes hangers– Neat Method everyday hangers are the perfect balance of form and function and work for everyone in the family.
- Pullout clothing rods
- Get more space on your closet floor with Hurdle Hangers– space-saving hangers that hang clothes 2 to 3 inches higher than traditional hangers.
- Drawer dividers– These are a great choice for large and small drawers, and I love this brand for their use of sustainable wood for many of their products.
- Hamper basket– Keeping everything in its place, including the laundry.
How many pairs of shoes do you have? I know, shoes are amazing. I love them too, but except for shoes that are part of something you know you wear on specific occasions, If you haven’t tried to wear them in more than a year, they should go.
Once you’ve culled the shoe collection into pairs you wear, get yourself some shoe cubbies and keep them organized so you always have easy access to the perfect pair.
- Use stackable shoe bins with pull-out storage and clear design to help you see what’s inside, making items easy to find; Vertical stacking storage also maximizes space.
Jewelry can be one of the toughest things to organize. There are so many little pieces, and they can be delicate. It takes up less space, so holding onto jewelry is fine, but you should organize it, so you’re not pawing through everything trying to find that perfect bracelet or matching earring.
- Jewelry trays-There are benefits to using a jewelry organizer beyond simply taming clutter. With their many sections, jewelry organizers prevent jewelry from being entangled or damaged. Additionally, keeping jewelry in a dry, dark place, such as a felt-lined jewelry tray, will minimize tarnish and keep your gems gleaming. Looking for more help in the “gleaming gems” department? Anti-Tarnish Strips are a safe way to protect silver, gold, and other metals from tarnishing during storage.
- Jewelry Cabinet– This option is wall-mounted with a full-length mirror and storage for various other things if space is minimal.
- Wall racks are great, too, for holding necklaces without getting tangled. They double as a convenient place for scarves and hats too!
- Drawer dividers (these are DIY and Free) keep small pieces from getting lost in a messy drawer. Use them anywhere you can.
Now that you have a strategy for organizing your closet – and keeping it that way – there’s nothing to stop you. Get organizing!