So now that you have completed round 1 of closet organization and have purged, it is now time to organize what you have left! Take a step back and see what you have left over, and how much.
First you are going to want to categorize.
Pants from jeans, t shirts from long sleeved shirts, tank tops from sweaters and so on.
If you haven’t already, get everything that you want on hangers hung up, and anything else that may be folded in a bin or drawer, folded.
I find the easiest way to find what you are looking for in your closet is to organize by sleeve length, and also by color (rainbow). This may seem tedious, but it is not like you are shopping at a store for new clothes and are just rummaging through who knows what. This is YOUR closet, you know what you have and what the item is that you want to wear looks like! This will save you time in the morning, I promise!
Take a look! ——->
Tank tops in rainbow order, then the next sleeve length which is t shirts in rainbow order, then next length on bottom which is long sleeve!
Next, select (if any) the organizational tools
There are many tools that can physically help you organize. See some ideas below:
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- Baskets- as you know they ARE my favorite, can be useful in just about any part of your closet. For example, on a shelf above your hanging bar to store shoes, out of season sweaters, purses or whatever! They keep them organized, and out of the way.
- If you are putting an item on a top shelf, another additional idea may be dividers between the baskets, or the items you have placed on the shelf.
- Do you keep shoes in your closet? How about a shoe rack so your shoes do not end up all over the floor of the closet which leads to potential mis-matching. An over the door, or hanging shoe organizer can also be useful for shoe organization.
- How about scarves? Either there are specific scarf-hangers or if you want to get creative – shower curtain rings can be put onto a hanger to hang your scarves!
- A handy trick: keep a hamper in your closet if you have the space! I keep one right in my bathroom closet for my worn clothes (and it keeps them off the floor!) A step further: if you have a larger closet, keep a few baskets for dirty clothes where you can separate them into darks, lights, and towels.
*Any form of organizational tool is very helpful with keeping a system in your closet to KEEP it organized and not fall into any bad habits.*
At this point your closet should be complete! You have purged, you have categorized, hung and/or folded and you have used your own favorite organizing tools to keep all of the items in your closet neat, organized and easy to find. Anything else that you need help organizing in your closet? ASK! I would love to help you find the best closet organizer, or give you some tips!