Organizing Your Closet: Declutter It

Keeping an organized closet is not an easy task. Organizing can be aggravating when you don’t get it cleaned correctly. Need to declutter closets?

In general, keeping any part of a house is not easy.

That is part of living though.

Some people struggle when it comes to organizing.

Everyone struggles to keep a closet tidy.

If you are like me, when I get ready to go somewhere I try probably 10 outfits on before deciding. After finally finding the right outfit, I usually see the mess I have made and just decide that I will get it later.

Saying you will get it later is probably one of the worst things because it will be a while before you remember to get back to it.

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One of my biggest struggles would have to be making it to my closet.

There are so many other places to clean in a house.

If you have kids, I recommend you reading my post on getting kids to do their chores here.

With a closet being not in a public vicinity sometimes it is deemed not as important as others. It does however need to be decluttered every few months. Decluttering your closet makes a world of difference.

Organizing Begins WIth Decluttering Your Closet

I have tried hundreds of different organizing techniques for my closet. None have completely sold me like the one I am going to tell you about today. First before any kind of organizing can begin, you need to declutter your closet. Most people do not even realize that their closet can have clutter in them.

To start your decluttering process, you need to go through each piece of clothing, shoes, and accessories you have in your closet.

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This may take some time depending on the amount of stuff you have in your closet.

Also try to remember that even though your closet is organized after doing all of this, you will still need to declutter it every 6 months.

It can be more or less than 6 months, that all just depends on how fast you buy new clothes, etc.

Here are 3 questions you need to ask when looking at each item:

  1. How Long Has It Been Since I Actually Wore this?
    • Chances are if you can’t remember the last time you put it on then it is clutter. Anything over 6 months of not being worn, unless it’s formal wear or something of that nature, needs to be tossed.
  2. Do You Plan On Seriously Wearing It Again?
  3. Is It Still In Style?

How Do You Organize It?

I do not consider this organizing, but I do sort my hanging items into a winter and summer section.

You need to have a baseline to start off of and that is what I usually use for mine.

After sorting them into sections, I begin to sort further for an easier find.

I sort mine like this:

  1. Sleeveless Tops
  2. Short Sleeve Tops
  3. Nice Shorts
  4. Skirts
  5. Pants
  6. Dresses

You can use my example for a start and you do the winter part the exact same.

Next part of organizing is accessories.

I have so many belts and scarves it is unreal. I got a little cubical and bins that keep it all organized. Each cube has something different and I labeled them on the outside so I know which one to grab immediately. You can also use this cube idea to keep your husbands hats in.

For shoes, I recommend getting the Whitmor Hanging Shoe Shelf. I have these for my shoes because I have a bunch and it makes it very convenient to just look and grab which pair you need.

It does not matter whether the spot your organizing is out of where others sights or not. Having it organized will make you feel better.

Check out my post for laundry room organizing ideas here.

It will also help the start of your day run smoother and leave you in a calm state ready to start the day.

~Ashley

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