Go through your closet diligently, really think about what looks good on you and what you would actually wear, then donate the rest. Make it fun - do a fashion show for your family or friends and get rid of the items that score low on the like meter. Dump clothes that you haven’t worn for the past year, and if there’s a stain on something and it hasn’t come out, be done with that item too. Finally, do not hang on to sizes you don’t fit into anymore - give things away to friends, family or your local charity.
Some of us tend to use those wire hangers from the dry cleaners, but they can sometimes leave weird kinks in our clothing, and let’s be honest, they’re also not the nicest looking. Many times we have varying hanger types throughout our closet as well. Instead, try and use the same looking hangers and invest in some better quality ones too - and they don’t have to be expensive either. Try to go for lighter coloured hangers since they show off your clothes better, or at least opt for basic coloured ones such as black, ivory, or white.
Keep Items In Categories
Although this seems like a simple task, a lot of people just aren’t in the habit of doing it. Keep tops with tops, dresses with dresses, coats with coats, shoes with shoes, bags with bags, etc. You will always know where to put things away, and exactly how to find what you’re looking for.
Clothes By Colour
Yes, it could be a little OCD to do this, but if you organize clothing by light to dark, from left to right - it’s a merchandising trick that helps the eye follow the clothes and keeps things looking much more organized. Plus it will make finding items a little easier too.
Highlight The Showstoppers
If you have an extra special item of clothing or accessory that you want to showcase, your closet is the perfect place to do that. You may want that exclusive handbag or your shoe splurge to be displayed here and you can do so by placing them on a special shelf. You can even consider painting this visible shelf to match your “elite” accessory!
Shoe Space Savers
If your closet has limited space, don’t worry, there are smart ways to organize those cluttering shoes. If you have more shelf space that’s longer instead of deeper, then place one pair with the toe forward, the other with the heel forward. If your shelf space is deeper but not as wide, then put one shoe in the front and the matching pair in the back behind it.
Yes, we’re talking accessories for your closet, and there are many to choose from: from tie racks to drawer inserts, belt racks to jewelry organizers, purse stuffers, boot trees (so your boots stand up), and much more. These little genius touches can make a huge difference to your closet feeling like a luxurious boutique.
Fold And Stack
Pretend your closet is a retail store and go buy a folding board which will allow you to keep your clothes neatly folded and wrinkle free. If you don’t have space for a full shelving system in your closet, consider buying a hanging cubby to stack your clothes in to help keep things well organized.
These are easy DIY steps that will make you so much happier with the final outcome - a closet you can feel proud of rather than embarrassed to open! If you happen to have drawers or cabinets in your closet, you can upgrade them with any number of our gorgeous knobs and pulls, and our beautiful selection of hooks will also be a perfect complement to your closet organization goals!