This Saturday in the declutter calendar, it’s time to organize the bedroom closet.
Here is a how to for you:
1. Declutter what doesn’t look good on you, doesn’t fit, you don’t like, or is not practical for your lifestyle. Put in a pile things that need mending or tailoring. I have a 1920’s tiny closet for my husband and I, making us pare down our wardrobe to what actually gets worn.
2. Remove out of season clothes and put in boxes under the bed, in the basement, in a guest closet.
3. Remove everything from the floor of the closet. Vacuum. What really needs to be put back there for you? What do you use regularly? And what can be put in a less accessible closet or storage space. What can you declutter?
4. Remove everything from the shelves. Dust. What really needs to be put back there for you? What do you use regularly? And what can be put in a less accessible closet or storage space. What can you declutter?
5. Install hooks or closet organizers to meet your needs. The Container Store has good options. Slimline hangers give you more room. But, closet organizers are not an excuse to keep clutter. We have no closet organizers, but people with bigger closets might use them. A valet hook is great for clothes for tomorrow or a bathrobe. Use closet organizers that you can take out and move. Permanent closet re-designs don’t leave room for change.
6. Organize your clothes by your personality. Some options:
- by color
- by clothes type
- by work/play/dress
- by outfit
- I organize by type, then put the freshly washed on the left of the group, so I can see what is getting worn and what isn’t.
7. Using all the same color and type of hanger makes the closet look neater.
8. Hang scarves, ties, etc. inside the closet or on specialized hangers. Other scarf organization ideas.
9. Use clear containers to store the other things you put in your closet so you can find them.
10. Decide on a system to organize shoes.
11. Sweaters should be folded so they don’t lose shape.
12. Know what colors and styles flatter you so you can create a cohesive wardrobe and not buy impulsively.