Spring is in the air, and it is time to start thinking about getting your life, and your closet in order. If you have always dreamed of the perfectly organized closet, here are 7 tips to organize your closet for spring.
According to Elizabeth Cline, author of the book, Overdressed: The Shockingly High Cost of Cheap Fashion, consumers today own 5 times more clothing than we did 25 years ago. This means that the average closet is full of unnecessary items that are never worn, and take up space. To start with the organization of your closet, set a three month rule: if you have not worn an item in 3 or more months, remove it from the closet, and donate it. This will help you free up some space, making your closet look tidier.
The perfectly organized closet starts with the interior layout. Not everything was designed to be put on a hanger, so for the ultimate closet organization, purchase closet organizers that have a combination of shelving, drawers, and different levels for clothing of different lengths. Using an organizer designed with these options will create space for more than just your favourite shirts, and will leave your closet looking neat and tidy.
One simple way to make your closet more organized is to arrange your clothing by style and colour. First, separate different items from each other, keeping shirts, blouses, pants, and dresses separate. When you have completed this, arrange every style by colour as well. Taking this step will not only make your closet more organized, it will also make choosing your outfits in the morning simpler.
The closet door is often overlooked as potential space for storage. Hooks on the door are the perfect space for organizing your purses, or a shoe rack provides the perfect way to find your favourite shoes. When organizing your closet, be creative about using the space. It will allow you more options for storing items in the closet.
Your belts, scarves, and jewelry can be the source of clutter and disorganization in your closet. Avoid the mess of having these items strewn randomly, and install a small pegboard with hooks to neatly hold all of your accessories in one spot. With a simple screw in installation, a small pegboard only requires a couple of drywall screws installed in each corner along the studs. This will allow you to hang everything where it is visible, making pairing each outfit with a perfect accessory easy.
Some items in your closet may not look neat and tidy if they are stored loosely on a shelf. To avoid clutter and disorganization, purchase some clear bins and create customized labels that list what items are in each bin. Storing your belongings this way will eliminate the mess of having small items on display every time you open your closet, and the labels will make it easy to find what you are looking for.
Using the correct hangers for the correct type of garment will make a huge difference in the organization of your closet. Instead of opting for the cheap, wire hangers, or using the plastic hangers from the store, invest in some good quality plastic hangers that are all the same for items like dress shirts and t-shirts, and wooden hangers for heavier garments. Placing the hangers in the closet in the same direction will also give it that polished, organized look.
Organizing your closet for the spring can be as complex as giving it a full organizational makeover, or as simple as replacing your old worn out hangers. Regardless of the steps you take, an organized closet is just around the corner for you. For more closet organizing ideas, visit the Medallion Blog.