Let’s be honest, organizing your closet isn’t one of the most the most attractive options during your free time. You’d probably rather be out on a nice bike ride enjoying the sun or relaxing on the beach.
While there are much more tantalizing ways to spend your weekend, there’s nothing more frustrating than struggling to find what you’re looking for in your closet. In the shuffle of life it’s easy to neglect the organization of your closet.
We all lead very busy lives and the organization of our closet isn’t one of those things that we think about often. Yes, it might feel like there are more important matters that require your attention, but an organized closet can help set the framework for a more organized life.
Many people don’t even realize that they aren’t maximizing the space by sufficiently organizing their closet. Here are a few common mistakes that can lead to added clutter in your closet:
• Not Having a System
Whether it’s hanging items, or placing them in shelves, you’ve got to have a system. It’s easy to fall into the routine of simply hanging things wherever there’s room. This leads to the inevitable morning shuffle when you’re picking your outfit for the day.
Try hanging items by type, color, and style. This will help you find items based on the weather, as well as your planned activities for the day. It will also create a much better flow and pleasing feel for your closet.
• Not Knowing What You’ve Got
When reorganizing your closet, take some time to take inventory of your items. If you don’t know what you have, it’s inevitable that certain pieces of clothing will go unused. Having an established inventory for your closet will help you make a better plan for using the space that’s at your disposal.
• Not Refreshing
It’s easy to go shopping for new clothing or shoes every weekend. It’s exciting and fulfilling. It can be much harder to let go of your older items as they begin to be used less and less. However, you need a system for purging your closet of older items as you continue to purchase new ones.
Donating clothing that no longer fits or has gone out of style is a great way to keep your closet fresh and avoid a clothing overload. This can be a daily, weekly, or monthly routine, depending on how much you’re hitting the mall.
• Hiding the Goods
In smaller closets, or ones that are overloaded with excessive inventory, it can be easy to store some items in hiding. Items that get stashed out of plain sight are sure to be used much less than those you see when you walk into your closet everyday.
Experts recommend using pullout shelving to store items vertically, which will make them much more visible during your daily routine. Boots and shoes can be stored on a boot tree or shoe rack. You can also add lighting to bring those items stored deeper in your closet out of hiding.
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