May 15th, 2013
Spring might be halfway through, but remember it is never too late to tackle getting organized. We’ve shared tips for convention and unconventional spring cleaning, but now we are helping you transform your closet into your own personal clothing sanctuary. Summer vacations are on the horizon, which makes this the perfect time of year to get your closet in tip-top shape.
Get Rid of the Misfits
When was the last time you wore that blue dress in the corner? Maybe it doesn’t fit or is out of style. Take the time to go through each piece of clothing and decide if you really need it. As a rule of thumb, ask yourself if you have worn particular pieces in the last year. If not, add it to the donate pile. Look for local donation centers in your neighborhood including Goodwill, Salvation Army and Purple Heart. Weeding out the clothes you no longer wear will help get rid of the clutter and make more room in your closet for your favorite pieces.
Separate by Style and Color
Organizing your clothes by styles will make it easier to find what you want to wear before work, a night out, to the gym, wherever! Create separate sections in your closet for dresses, suits, shirts, skirts, pants, etc…. Having your closet organized by style will make it easier to see all your options so you can mix and match with much more ease. If you really want to go the extra mile, you can organize each style by color as well to get even more organized.
Get the Proper Equipment
Splurge on matching hangars to make your closet feel more like your own personal in-home store. Having all your clothes on similar hangars will not only make each piece pop, but it will also greatly improve your closet’s aesthetic appeal. Getting proper equipment will also help maximize your home’s storage space. Consider replacing bulky plastic hangers with thin or stacking hangers, adding shoe holders to the back of closet doors or using storage boxes to put away winter clothes.
There are many ways you can maximize your home’s closet space for efficiency and visual appeal. Use these tips to transform your home’s average closet into your own personal style center!