I am excited to share with you some great closet organizing tips. I realize that we are all busy women, trying to juggle multiple responsibilities and still occasionally squeak out some “me” time. I hope the enclosed tips will help you to save time and frustration when getting ready and putting an outfit together in the morning, as well as create a more efficient “space” for your wardrobe and accessories. My hope is that your closet will be a place of inspiration and not frustration!
Let’s start with the basics…..if your closet looks like this….then the first step is to call me! *(see Closet and Color package)
If you are embarrassed at the state of your closet….don’t be….mine once looked this this as well. I have seen it all!!! Don’t’ worry…we all get things piled up from time to time!
Remember…we don’t know what we don’t know….and if you have never been taught how to organize your closet you just need to learn how. During a closet audit I will help you to weed out things that are not being worn or don’t fit anymore. If you are not wearing them you might as well remove them from plain sight…it just makes us mad to see things we paid good money for just sitting around.
So here are some basics to start with until we can get together.
1 Every woman should weed out her wardrobe every year. If you haven’t worn it during this time it needs to go unless it is a classic item such as a classic pump or blazer. It is actually demoralizing to see items in your closet and every time you look in you are thinking negative thoughts (wow I used to fit into those jeans) or remembering how much money you wasted etc.
- Use the same type of hangers throughout your closet. When you have different sized hangers you will not be able to see some items and/or they fall to the floor. This one step alone can be a transforming step. My favorites are the velvet or “flocked” hangers, as they grip our varying types of tops… especially tanks and wider necklines. Exhibit “A”…not so good… Exhibit “B”…better!
- Utilize the space you have. If you have a small closet…use the space as best you can as these photos show. Note the wire rack for accessories and cubbies for jeans on the first photo and the shoe cubbies in the second photo.
- If you see if, you will wear it. This is my theory and it works well according to my clients. Here are some creative ways to store and organize:
Crown molding as a shoe rack … Use cork board or wire netting for accessories (guys too)
- It’s all about your space and what you love…if you love boots…then have a special place for them…in plain view so they are easy to view and select. If you have lots of foldables…like work out clothing… and you wear them every day…then make them easy to put away and find such as in these perforated bins.
- Take a good look at your space…decide what you need to organize your wardrobe to make it easier for you to get ready in the morning. It’s all about helping yourself to make getting ready in the morning fun and not drudgery. Here are two of my favorites that are easy to implement: use shower curtain hooks to hang purses and shelf brackets to create cubbies. Call me to get the process started…you will save money, time and frustration…and gain an average of 20-40 new outfits…without going shopping…click here to check out my “Total Closet Makeover” page to see how!