Before you begin to organize your closet, you must take a serious look at your space and your objectives. If the response to these two questions is yes, then you can avoid the step of having to purge and sort your closet contents. If you are like a lot of people, there’s way too much in your closet – uncomfortable shoes or skinny denims you hope to fit into one day– that can and need to go. Donate them so that someone else can use them now.
The next step is to decide how you want to arrange your closet. Some suggestions for various closet systems are to arrange your clothing by items– group all of the pants together, shirts, sweatshirts, skirts, and so on; sort by celebration– work, around the house, fitness center, evening, or other types of clothing you own; or sort by color– you can utilize this pointer in addition to the previous 2 or on its own.
Be super tough with yourself as soon as you have actually taken the time to organize your closet, make yourself stick to the system you carried out. After a couple of weeks of sticking with your new closet management system (whatever one you decide works for you), it will be 2nd nature to put your clothing back where it belongs and make it easier for you.
I find it very helpful to have a box or bag right in the closet for items I no longer enjoy wearing. When an organization calls to say they have a used item pick up in my neighbourhood I can simply go to the box/bag and donate what’s there!