Getting dressed in the morning shouldn’t send chills down your spine. Stop trembling and start sorting through that closet clutter with the help of Professional Organizer Andi Willis. Not only will tackling your closet clutter save you time in the morning, but it’ll remove stress from your daily routine.
With a clean, well-organized wardrobe you can maximize your purchases and come up with polished, carefully chosen outfits on even the busiest of mornings. The task of decluttering a closet may seem overwhelming, but by focusing on the following steps, you’ll be well on your way to an organized and cohesive closet:
- Pair down and edit
- Group like items with other like items
- Install a shelf divider
- Use bins or baskets
- Don’t forget about space on the back of the door
Blocking out clutter in your closet is as easy as shutting the closet door. So it comes as no surprise that the closet is one of the most overlooked areas in the house when it comes to organization. When sorting through which clothes to keep and which to toss, it’s a good idea to also create a pile of clothes you’re not sure about. When sorting through that pile, ask yourself if you’d buy that item of clothing tomorrow if you were to see it in a store. If the answer is no, toss the item.
Though new hangers are not necessary when it comes to organizing a closet, it can help if hangers are of the same style and color to make your closet appear more presentable. Keep items you use often at eye level, and place items you rarely use above or below. Labeled boxes are good for storing things like bathing suits or turtlenecks; that way you can rotate them to places higher or lower depending on the season and how frequently you’ll use them.
The door is an organizing haven that often goes unnoticed. Over-the-door organizers don’t have to be used only for shoes – they can be used for anything that can fit in the pockets. Belts, scarves, ties – the sky’s the limit when it comes to utilizing an over-the-door organizer.
Be sure to keep an eye out for more videos about home organization from Andi and other organizing professionals at Uncle Bob’s Storage! And, if you still find yourself in need of other ways to reduce clutter, off-site self storage may be just the solution you’re looking for.