Are you unable to open your closet doors without clothes spilling out? Keeping a closet organized may seem like an impossible task. Here are some steps to help eliminate clutter in your closet.
Tips to Organize Your Closet
Empty your closet
While it may seem extreme to remove everything from your closet, it is essential for a good clean. Wipe down the baseboards and vacuum any dust. Removing all your clothes may even result in rediscovering any lost items.
Now its time to declutter. Separate your clothes into three distinct piles: “keep” , “donate”, and “unsure”. Indicate the “unsure” pile with sticky notes. If you wear any clothes in the “unsure” pile in the next six months, remove the sticky note. Any clothing remaining with sticky notes after six months, donate to local organizations such as GoodWill Stores or the American Red Cross. Donating clothing may also qualify you for tax deductions. Find more information about charitable tax deductions here
Organize your Closet into Categories
Before putting your clothes back into your closet, take time to organize the space. Create easily accessible areas for any favorite clothing. Furthermore, arrange your closet based on weather. During colder months, clothing such as sweaters and jackets should be easily available. Switch it up for warmer months. Transition shorts and t-shirts to the front of your closet in preparation for warmer weather.