Closet Organizing Tips from the experts
I hope you read the entire great article with tips galore about organizing your clothing closet, linen closet, etc.
The usual issue is too much stuff so you need to pare down. Ask yourself these questions:
- Does this item reflect my authentic personal style?
- Would I buy this item for full price today?
- Would it impact my daily life not to have this item?
- Is this item really worth the space it’s taking up?
And pass along your unneeded items to friends/family/charity/animal shelter/school or church or synagogue yearly sale/garage sale/cleaning person. They will appreciate your items if they are in good shape. If they aren’t in the condition you would ever use, then others won’t either so they belong in the trash — not the donate bag.
Using slim hangers will take up less space. As well as cascading hanger trees. Hooks on any available wall space (even behind the hanging items) can hold belts, hats, caps, scarves, etc so please have a supply of Command type hooks available when embarking on your closet decluttering and organizing project.
Other options include open bins to store items you need to easily grab like gloves, hats; utilize over-the-door pocket organizers for not just shoes!
Keep items most accessible that you use the most. So, the specialty clothing items only used for certain occasions in certain seasons should not be front and center but clearly labeled so you can find it but on an upper shelf — not in “prime real estate”!
Reprinted with permission of self.com