I don’t know about you, but I enjoy organizing my closets. Once the unused items are out the door, and things are uncluttered, I feel renewed, more focused and more at peace.
When my space is clearer, my mind feels clearer.
And research supports this! Research shows that keeping an organized and uncluttered living space, can lead to a healthier lifestyle– one where you sleep better, eat better, and are a happier you!
Check out these two quick reads on this fascinating topic:
- The Powerful Psychology Behind Cleanliness (Source: Psychology Today)
- How Cleaning and Organizing Can Improve Your Physical and Mental Health (Source: Shape)
With the hopes of inspiring YOU to live a little bit healthier and happier each day, I’m sharing six simple tips for organizing your closet. These tips will make organizing your closet no longer a daunting task. Let’s get to organizing!
Read more: 9 Ways To Reduce Clutter In Your Home
6 Simple Tips For Organizing Your Closet:
# 1 – Go at your own pace
First things first, let’s talk about time. I know organizing and cleaning takes time, what helps me is to break these tasks down.
One day, I’ll work on the closet, another day, I’ll work on something else, and it goes on and on until I’ve accomplished what I wanted. This entire process can take days, weeks, or even months. It’s essential to go at your own pace. Otherwise, you’ll feel completely exhausted, and cleaning will begin to feel more like a punishment, rather than a way you are improving your lifestyle.
# 2 – Out with the old (or never used)
When organizing my closet, I start by going through each item and making sure I’m getting rid of things I never wear, or ones I don’t fit into anymore (a hard pill to swallow, I know!). If I haven’t worn an article of clothing within the past year, it’s time to let it go. If the item is in good shape, I will donate it. If the item is too old, I will throw it away, or make cleaning rags out of it (recycling for the win!).
I cannot encourage you enough to donate your items. There is such a need for donations out there. Do your research, find a charity you support and DONATE! DONATE! DONATE!
# 3 – Sort by colour
Organizing by colour makes it so much easier to find what you are looking for. In the morning rush, it’s super helpful to be able to find what you need and find it quickly. I organize all colours together – whites with whites, pinks with pinks, and so on. This may seem tedious to do in the beginning, but once it’s done, it’s a straightforward system to keep up.
# 4 – Sort by type
Once I’ve sorted my clothing by colour, I go through each section and try to group the same types of clothing items. For instance, in my white clothing section, I will have all my short-sleeve blouses grouped, then my long-sleeved casual tops grouped, my dresses etc. You catch my drift.
Doing this makes it even easier to find what I need in the mornings. And to me, efficiency is critical! If I want a short-sleeved blue blouse, I know exactly where to look. And again, you only need to do this process once. Taking the time up front to organize your items this way can simplify your routine.
# 5 – Everyday items front and centre
This tip may be obvious, but making sure your commonly used items, such as a jacket or cardigan, are placed front and centre, keeps things super efficient. You don’t want to be spending any time searching for these often-used items.
If you’re working with a smaller closet like I am, have your common items align the front visible space of your closet, and the lesser-used items make their way closer to the less visible corners of your closet.
# 6 – Keep your hangers going in the same direction
Doing this not only makes it easier to pull out the item you need, but it also helps prevent things from getting tangled together. For saving space, I suggest not getting very big or clumpy hangers, the thinner, the better. Also, having all your hangers going in the same direction is just more aesthetically pleasing. And, well, sometimes you’ve just got to do it for the aesthetic!
Next time you’re faced with the dreaded task of closet organization, do not fret! Try:
- going at your own pace
- donating the unused items
- sorting by colour and type
- keeping your commonly used items front and centre
- and keeping your hangers going in the same direction
These simple tips will not only make the process more bearable, but they will also help implement a sustainable organization system. Happy organizing, my friends!
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