If you’re like me, you probably spend an inordinate amount of time trying to find a pair of black pants that fits and doesn’t have holes in it. If your closet is anything like mine was before I started organizing it—with piles of clothes all over the place, shoes strewn across the floor and hangers everywhere—then I’m sure you feel my pain. But here’s some good news: There are plenty of ways to organize your closet so that you’ll never have to worry about this again! In this article, we’ve laid out our favorite tips for making the most organized closet possible.
The first thing you should do is get rid of all the junk that’s taking up space in your closet. This includes old clothes, shoes, purses and other accessories that you haven’t worn in years or even months. If it doesn’t fit into one of these categories, then you should consider donating it.
After you clean out your closet, it’s time to start organizing. Think through every area of your closet and decide what needs to be kept and what can go. Here are some questions that will help:
- Do I wear this? If not, toss it!
- Does this fit me right now? If not, donate or sell the item on a consignment shop website like The RealReal or Poshmark. If you need help finding your correct size for any particular item of clothing (or if you just want to know how much space something takes up), consider making a quick dress-form by taping paper together into an outline of yourself in different sizes (largely depending on whether or not you’re pregnant). Then try on each item of clothing and see if it fits into its corresponding paper version—if it doesn’t fit perfectly, discard that item because there’s no reason for clutter in your closet if something doesn’t work properly with your body type at this point in time!
Give everything a designated home.
- Organize by type of clothing: If you have a lot of pants, then put them together in one place. If you have a lot of tops, put them together in another place. If there are more than two types of clothing (for example, skirts and dresses), then create a third location for those items.
- Organize by color: There is no need to organize things by color if this doesn’t appeal to you or it’s not practical for your situation (for example, if all your clothes are black). However, if colors do matter to you and there’s room in the closet for an additional organizer that helps keep things separated by hue and shade, go right ahead!
- Organize by season: Think about which seasons each item will be worn during the year; this could help determine where they belong in the closet organization scheme. For instance, shoes might go together but T-shirts might go with tops or bottoms depending on when they’re used most often during different seasons/seasons/times of year/weather conditions…you get my drift?
Get creative with storage.
To keep your closet organized and neat, there are a few things that you can do. The first thing is to eliminate clutter by getting rid of anything that doesn’t fit in your closet. Once you’ve identified what items should be kept in storage, it’s time to come up with creative ways to store your remaining clothing items. Here are some ideas:
- Use shoe boxes for storing shoes (especially heels).
- If you have more than one pair of shoes, consider hanging them on a tie rack or hat rack instead of stacking them on top of each other horizontally. This will help prevent damage due to creasing or crushing over time!
- Hang jewelry organizers above where they’re most used – like the bathroom mirror or even in front of the sink!
Use clear jars and containers.
- Clear containers are easier to see. It’s easier to see what’s in clear containers than it is to see what’s in opaque ones—no more digging through large piles of stuff to find that one thing you need.
- Clear containers are easier to identify and take out of the closet. The labels on your plastic bins will show through, so you can easily read them without having to open up a bin first!
- Clear containers are easy to stack and store away from dust or sunlight when not in use–you don’t have worry about getting fingerprints on them, either!
- You can also label each container with a label maker so that you know where everything goes when it comes time for someone else (like your roommate) who might be using the room too!
Hooks are a great way to hang belts, bags, and jewelry. If you have enough of them, they can be used as an alternative to shelving as well.
Hang up everything you can.
The best way to organize your closet is to hang up everything you can. If it’s clean and dry, it should be hung. This will save you a lot of space in the long run, as well as make your clothes look better than they would folded up in a drawer or on shelves.
To start with, hang up all of your shirts and blouses on hangers—this includes any button-down shirts as well! Hang them by color so that they are easy to locate when looking for an outfit (which will come in handy when you’re getting dressed in a hurry). Hanging also helps keep wrinkles out of clothes, which means they won’t need ironing as often!
If you have some room left over after hanging all of these items, consider adding shoe racks or even hooks for purses/handbags/briefcases/backpacks if there’s still room after hanging those items too (and don’t forget scarves!). It doesn’t matter where this extra storage goes: just make sure that once something has been put away properly through proper organization techniques like these ones here today then nothing else goes into that spot again until needed next time around.”
Install door racks and an over-the-door shoe rack.
Installing a door rack is an easy way to organize your hats, belts, scarves and jewelry. You can also use this space for your shoes if you don’t want to install a shoe rack over the door.
Over-the-door shoe racks are perfect for shoes that do not have a boxy shape or high heels. If you have more than one pair of shoes that need storage in the closet and they aren’t already organized on their own shelves or racks (like boots), then installing an over-the-door organizer may be the right choice for you!
Add a few shelves.
Adding a few shelves to your closet is a great way to free up some space. You can use shelves to store shoes, bags, and accessories—not just in the closet but also under the bed or on top of it. Shelves are also useful for holding coats, hats, scarves and seasonal clothing (for example: sweaters).
Use baskets, bins, and boxes to your advantage.
You can use baskets, bins, and boxes to your advantage.
- Use baskets to store accessories such as scarves, belts and jewelry.
- Use bins to store seasonal clothing—you might have a box for the summer months or another box for the winter months. You can also create an off-season storage box that is only used during those months when you’re not using your seasonal clothes. This will help avoid clutter in your closet as well as keep things organized so that when it’s time to switch from season to season, you are ready!
- Boxes are also great for storing shoes—either by type (sandals vs pumps) or by color (black shoes vs brown). If you don’t wear certain types of shoes often enough to justify keeping them out on display at all times then consider putting them away in a box until they’re needed again!
Install a closet system.
Closet systems are available in a variety of shapes, sizes and colors. They’re easy to install and make your closet look great.
Closet systems are affordable. You can find a system that fits your budget, even if it’s just for a temporary fix until you get the time or money for an entire renovation.
Closet systems make it easy to organize your closet so everything has its place, whether you have a small or large space. The hooks on the rods can be moved easily as needed so that all of your clothes will fit on them without having extra hanging space taking up valuable room.
A truly organized closet will save you time and frustration.
There are several steps you can take to organize your closet. First, you should remove all of your clothes from the closet and lay them out on the floor or bed in order to make sure that you have a thorough understanding of how much space you need. Next, create an inventory of what you already own so that it is easy to determine where items should be returned when they are no longer needed or wanted by you. After this step has been completed, place all clothing back into the closet in an organized fashion. As time goes by and new items are purchased or given away this process can be repeated until everything has been placed into its appropriate location within the closet system.
We all have the same amount of time in a day, but some use it better than others. If you’re not getting enough done, it’s probably because of the chaos that surrounds you. Organizing your closet is just one way to get more out of your day—and our tips are just what you need! From keeping things tidy with clear storage containers or hanging racks on the wall, there are many ways for anyone to find their own system and keep it maintained.