13 Brilliant Ways to Declutter Your Clothes Closet for Good will guide you on how to optimize this premium space. Organizing your closet doesn’t have to be painful.
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Let’s face it, what’s the one part of the house most of us hate to clean? If you guessed cleaning out closets, you guessed right.
Our clothes closet is overflowing with our money. We invest in our wardrobes, and we should treat our investments better.
Instead of having a clothes closet that is so crowded that you can’t find anything, take the time to organize it for a more comfortable future.
It will be so much easier to find everything, and you’ll save yourself some time too.
“For every minute spent organizing, an hour is earned.”Benjamin Franklin
A well-maintained closet means taking less time to get ready, rotating your clothes regularly, and feeling good every time you open your closet doors.
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How to Declutter Your Clothes Closet for Good
1. Simplify wardrobe
You didn’t want me to say that. I know the feeling. But would you rather have a large number of clothes that made you feel “meh” when you wore them or own fewer clothing items and love them all?
Empty your clothes closet. Yes, all of it.
Now, go through everything and try it on. How does it make you feel? (Forget about what you paid for it – that’s in the past.) If you still love it, keep it. If you don’t, either donate it or sell it online.
If any item in your closet needs repairs, put that in a separate pile and get them fixed.
After you finish the job, won’t it be a refreshing feeling to let go of what no longer suits you?
To help with time crunch in the morning, hang a wreath hook on the outside of your closet door to hang your work day outfit.
2. Sort Through Everything
Create a different pile for each type of clothing.
For example, short-sleeve shirts all go together in one pile. Long-sleeve shirts go in a different pile.
Once you separate everything into piles, organize your clothing by the color – white to black.
When you hang everything back in the closet, you’ll be hanging the colors light to dark.
You’ll be able to find the right colors and type of clothing you need to complete an outfit within minutes using this system. There’s a reason upscale clothing stores display their clothing like this. It makes it look more organized.
3. Uniformed hangers
Opening a closet and seeing a variety of different kinds of hangers has always driven me nuts.
An organized clothes closest looks good and functions well at the same time.
Do yourself a favor and buy one or two kinds of hangers for most of your clothes.
If you find that the clothes in your closet are always falling off their hangers, switch to the non-slip type.
This set of non-slip velvety smooth texture hangers will ensure tops won’t end up on your clothes closet floor in a heap.
4. Layer your pants with hangers
I love having multi-layer hangers. They save so much space in closets, and they keep your pants organized.
Keeping your multi-layer hangers in the front of your rack will give you easy access, and you’ll be able to see all the pants you own easily.
5. Seasonal Storage
Storing your seasonal clothing when it’s not in use is one of the best things you can do to keep your clothes closet organized.
There’s no reason to have the items taking up space in your closet for months until you need them.
Sweaters should be put in moth-proof storage bags and put out of sight. These cedar-lined bags are perfect for ensuring your sweaters remain in good condition.
6. Optimize Your Space Beneath the Clothing Racks
The space below your clothes racks goes to waste in most closets.
Most people line their shoes on the floor beneath the clothing without realizing how much better their lives would be with a few furniture pieces added to this space.
One of the best ways to hold all your shoes and see them at a glance is by adding an adjustable shelf bookcase to the bottom of the closet.
Just make sure you measure the space you have between where the clothes hang and the floor to make sure you get the right size.
If you’re looking for more drawer space, then adding a horizontal drawer organizer to the bottom of your clothes closet would be your best bet. I had one of these in my last home, and I loved it.
7. Keep Your Boots Organized
If you are a boot lover like me, then you’ll want to store all your boots in one place, preferably off the ground.
Boots take up a lot of room in any closet. Who knew there was something that would help you stay organized?
This boot butler will help you keep an uncluttered clothes closet and prevent scuffs.
8. Purse Organization
I’m not like most people. I only have a couple of purses to pick from – but I do know that bags and backpacks can take up valuable space in closets.
This simple hanger can keep your purses, scarves, and backpacks organized in one area of your clothes closet.
9. Store Scarves and Ties in One Place
Instead of having ties and scarves all over the place, why not put them all together?
Keep your ties and scarves in one tidy spot with this inexpensive hanger.
10. Keeping Your Jewelry Organized
Your jewelry can become a tangled mess when stored in drawers or boxes.
Why not keep them neatly displayed with this fantastic rack?
11. Create more storage space
I love this idea if you lack the space for shelves to store your clothing.
This fabric storage organizer can hold sweaters, shirts, shorts, and anything else you don’t have room for in your bedroom.
12. Add more shelves to your clothes closet
If you don’t have a shelf above your clothing rod, that should be one of the first things you do to add more space to your clothes closet.
The shelf above your clothes can become organized with shelf dividers.
13. Light up your closet
Having a light in your clothes closet makes a big difference in keeping things organized.
No one wants a dark space to fumble around in. There are now motion Sensor wireless lights that you can simply charge when they run out of power.
We’ve reached the end of 13 Brilliant Ways to Organize Your Clothes Closet. I hope you learned a few new ideas on how to be an organized closet ninja!
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