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4 Easy Steps to Organize Your Closet, closet organizing, how to organize your closet

Closets UGH! Do you open your closet and immediately brace for falling clothes?  Do you spend more time searching for your favorite shirt than you do actually wearing it?  Do you have more stuff than space in your closet?

If this is you, don’t despair. There are a few simple things you can do to add more space to your closet without spending thousands on a closet organizing system.

 

Decluttering/Purging Your Closet

The first step is to purge and declutter your closet.  You can find detailed information on decuttering in this previous post.

When purging or decluttering your closet, pick up each piece of clothing and ask yourself:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Does it fit?

Have I worn it in the last 12 months? (If the answer is no, chances are, you won’t wear it in the next 12 months, either)

Is it likely I will ever wear this again? (Be honest with yourself!)

Is this currently in style and/or does this still accurately reflect MY style?

If this is damaged or in need of repair in anyway, will I actually make the effort to get it repaired?

If I were shopping right now, would I buy this?

Do I feel confident when I wear this?  (If you are talking about your comfy jeans or sweats, the answer may be no, but you may still wish to hold on to them)

 

4 Easy Steps to Organize Your Closet, closet organizing, how to organize your closet

 

Swap out Clothing by Season

One reason for an overstuffed closet could be that it is mid-summer and you are sorting through sweaters to find your bathing suit cover-up.  To make space in your closet for the current seasons’ clothes, consider boxing up opposite season clothes (for example, winter clothes during the summer and vice-versa) and storing them under your bed or in another place in your home.

 

Hang Clothes by Type

While this tip will only save you some room, it will make it easier to find what you have and keep the closet neater.  To do this, sort your clothes by type.  For example:  Sleeveless tops, short sleeve shirts, long sleeve shirts, leggings, jeans, pants, skirts, dresses, etc.  Then rehang the items by type.  (All of the sleeveless tops together, short sleeve tops together, etc.)

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I further organize mine by color and pattern.  Solids – white, grey, black then patterns.  It makes finding a particular outfit a breeze!

Use Sweater Cubbies or Other Organizers

shoes cubby

closet belt hanger

sweater cubby closet

Organizers, like those shown above from The Clever Container can not only help you find items more quickly, but will save space, as well.  The Sweater Cubby on the right (or one like it) can be found in many of the closets in my home and RV.  I use one in each linen closet (hanging from a closet bar) to easily sort towels and sheets.  I also have them in my bedroom closet for sweaters, sweatshirts and jeans. For the space of 5-10 hanging items, I can fit 20 or more items and keep them neater, as well.

You can find one in my laundry room to make sorting simple and quick.

An item for hanging belts, such as the middle photo, can also be used for hanging scarves or handbags or ties.

The shoe organizer on the left can serve double duty and can store small handbags, hose and socks and more.

Do you have a great solution for maximizing space in your closet?  Share in the comments below!

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Until Next Time,

Sue

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4 Easy Steps to Organize Your Closet, closet organizing, how to organize your closet

Susan is a writer, speaker and the creator of Women of Noble Character ministries. She is passionate about helping Christian women live a Proverbs 31 life in today’s world. The Lord laid upon her heart to serve women to grow in Christ, improve their marriages and manage their homes stress-free. She provides tools and resources on her website for Christian women to grow in their faith, deepen their relationship with their husbands and manage their homes well.

She lives in rural North Central Missouri with her handsome and hilarious husband and a myriad of dogs, cats and chickens.

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