Whether you are living with a partner or by yourself, there never seems to be enough space to store all your belongings in your bedroom closet. A tidy and well-kept closet can save you extra minutes in the morning when you are frantically trying to get dressed and rush to work. By keeping your closet organized, you will find that your mornings run a lot smoother. Forget about rummaging through heaps of belongings, anxiously trying to find those perfect pair of jeans, and keep your closet organized by following these simple tips.
Below is a list of different tips and ways to reclaim more space in your closest and to finally keep all your belongings organized!
In order to organize your closet, the first step would be to declutter. This is a mandatory step as our closets tend to accumulate a lot of junk including items of clothing we have not worn in years. To effectively declutter your closet, start by taking every single item out of your closet and laying all the pieces in an open space. Grab a garbage bag and sort through all your items. Create different piles to organize what can be stored and what can be donated or sold. Place the items that can be donated in a garbage bag to be later dropped off at a donation centre. While sifting through all your belongings, you will be amazed to see how many things just take up space and have never been worn. Chances are if you haven’t worn something in the last couple of months, you probably are not going to wear it in the future. If you can’t decide on whether you should keep something, ask yourself these few important questions:
- Does it still fit?
- Have I worn it in the last 12 months?
- If I saw it in a store now, would I still buy it?
- Is it damaged?
Depending on how you answer these questions, this should give you a good idea on whether you should keep or donate the item.
A great way to organize the clothes hanging in your closet is by putting them into categories. Depending on what works best for you, choose a scheme to organize your clothes. For example, you may choose to colour coordinate your clothes and group together garments that share similar colour schemes. If colours don’t do it for you, you may choose to organize your clothes by function. For example, you may prefer to divide your clothes into categories such as casual, business and formal. It doesn’t matter what type of category you choose, as long as it works for you and makes sifting through your clothes easier. Note: If you want to take this tip to the next level, you can also purchase different hangers to correspond with your selected categories.
If you have any old shoe boxes lying around, they can make an excellent addition to your closet. Instead of buying storage bins or containers, shoe boxes make valuable storage units as they are cheap and a great way to organize your undergarments and socks.
2. Use Every Inch of Space
Most people often neglect or forget that the back of their closet doors can be useful storage space. Instead of wasting your already limited closet space by hanging items like scarves, you can attach hooks or a bar, or even mount a pegboard on the back of your door to add more storage space. Items like scarves or shoes don’t need to take up valuable closet space and can instead be hung on the back of your door. As well, this may be obvious but if you are working with limited closet space, always use slim hangers and stackable bins with pull-out drawers.
By following these simple tips, this guide will help you to keep your clothes more organized and will also help to free up the space in your closet!