So, if you are anything like me, then you love and/or a bit of organization in your life. For me, right before each season, I do a deeeeeeeeep cleaning and purge of the closet, donating to shelters, goodwill, or some type of charity and then I get to work on organizing the closet. And since I am a bit serious about this, I thought I would share with you a few tips to keeping my organized closet in tip top shape!
Why? You ask? Well, how many times have you looked through your closet and could never find anything? How many times have you forgotten that you have something, because it was tucked away? How many of you are afraid to dig into your closet? How many times have you went shopping, only to realize you already have THAT same top (or something extreeemely familiar?)
See, if any of these apply, then let me help you out a bit with these five tips!
Tips to Keeping an Organized Closet
1. The Purge
I am sooo serious about this. What good is an organized closet full of clothes you haven’t, will not, or cannot wear? For me, I like to keep it as streamlined as possible, especially as my personal style is changing, to keep only items I love, that are staples, and that keep and make me feeeeeel amazing.
Ask yourself these questions:
- When was the last time I wore this?
- Does it still have tags? Why?
- What am I waiting for, to rock this? (Think losing weight, for a date, or for some random occasion that you haven’t had the pleasure for over 6 months to a year) and be real with yourself…
- What condition is it in? Can alterations fix this?
2. The Hangers
For me, this is everything… maybe it’s the Virgo in me! But I have noticed that the better the hangers, the better that your clothes love you and live. Also, those pesky tops and dresses with those sleeves and straps? Yeah, hangers work all of that out. AND, depending on the style of hanger, it will allow more space, can protect your clothes, and provide a better layout of your clothes. Seriously!
My Fave? Huggable Hangers from HSN.com. I swear by them and for my office and hall closets, I have them too!
3. The Garment or Function (or both)
So now that you have pared down your wardrobe, gotten some fab hangers, the next tip is all about how you set it up! For me, I do it by both color and garment. Yes. On one side of my closet I have dresses. On the other? My tops and bottoms (there are two rails here).
After I have the sorted my type, I then go in and hook them up by color. All of my white tops, then cream, then yellow and so on and so forth. Yeah, I do not play. However, this saves me so much time when I am looking for a red blouse to pair with my jeans or a blazer to go over my dress… you get it? You can totally do it!
4. The Extras
I am sure that your closet holds more than your clothes- what about the belts, scarves, jewelry, purses and shoes? Depending on your personal tastes, space, wants and needs, you can find coordinating pieces to help you out and places like Hautelook, Ideel, and All Modern always have deals and sales on closet organization! Remember my jewelry organization post? That is what I am talking about!
Choose how you want to set this up and stock up on the tools to help you get it all together in a way that works for you!
5. The Discipline
I am sooo serious and even at times, this is the worst part for me- sticking to it. But once you remind yourself why you did it in the first place, the better you get in making it all work. Sometimes, I let it all pile up or get embarrassing and then I dig in, feeling such a sigh of relief and clarity once my closet is in tip top shape! Hahahahaha!
Practice makes perfect and you got this!
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Those are just a few tips to putting it all together! After you nail these down, why don’t you check out the other fashion tips we have for you!?!
Do these tips help you out? What would you add to this list? Is this attainable for you? Let me know!
I am the Editor in Chic of The Curvy Fashionista. Often goofy. Forever emo. Always a Virgo. You can find me somewhere grooving to 90s R&B.