Tips for Organizing Your Closet

Of all the places in your home, chances are your closet is among the most disorganized; no one sees it but you and there’s no pressure to impress yourself with a tidy presentation. But a cluttered closet can make it harder to find things, slowing you down each time you try to get out the door.

Luckily, organizing your closet is a relatively easy and simple process, one where small steps make a big difference.

Considering the following:

Clear It Out

For some people, parting with peasant tops and skinny jeans is such sweet sorrow they can’t bear to pull the trigger on pulling their clothes off the hanger; after all, if you wear something long enough, it’ll come back in style (we’re looking at you, overalls). But the biggest reason closets are disorganized is because they’re packed full of stuff. Clearing out things you no longer wear or have never worn is the must-do first step in the tidying process. Consider donating any gently used items to your local Goodwill or other community-based organizations.

Utilize a Separate Storage Space

Closets are often used as storage for items like old photo albums, electronics, and sports gear. This is especially true when you don’t have access to a basement, attic, or crawlspace. Rather than making your closet home-base for every random item you own, consider renting a storage unit to store your extraneous flow. Small storage units are generally affordable, averaging around $45 a month.

Dress It Up with a Dresser

A dresser might be a signature piece in a bedroom, but putting one in your closet makes more practical sense. A dresser underneath your hanging items frees up floorspace outside the closet, gives you more storage space inside the closet, and — with all your clothes in one place — makes it easier and faster to get dressed. It leaves your home looking less cluttered, as well, something that is aesthetically-pleasing to the eye and soothing to the soul.

Get a Shoe Rack

A shoe rack is one of the simplest ways to organize your closet, especially if you tend to have a lot of heels, flip-flops, hi-tops, and sneakers. These racks come in a wide variety, from hanging racks to cubed racks, metal ones to wooden ones, large racks to compact shelves. If you don’t have enough footwear to fill out the rack, you can use it to store other things, including accessories or socks.

Sort Your Clothes by Season

Seasons almost seem like an abstract idea in Colorado; the weather is about as consistent as your Bitcoin portfolio. Even so, organizing your closet according to the typical weather can save you time and make it easier to find the perfect outfit…on most days, at least. In the summer, for example, usher your t-shirts and light blouses to the front while relegating your heavy sweaters and sweatshirts to the back. Keep a hoodie or two accessible for those days when Mother Nature inevitably goes rogue.

From golf clubs to humidifiers and dirty laundry to work boots, it’s not always easy to keep a closet organized. But these tips can help you reign in your wardrobe…even if it’s short-lived.

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