Imagine a Neat Closet, then Get Going!
Closets are wonderful because they keep our clothing and accessories out of sight and organized, but can become cluttered. What’s wrong with a cluttered, unorganized closet? It prevents you from opening the door and grabbing an item you need; instead you are left searching through the mess wondering where that item could be. You don’t have to spend countless minutes each morning searching through your closet, instead organize it. Organizing a closet allows you simply to grab your clothing and accessories without the frustration of searching for them.
I don’t know about you, but a pet peeve of mine is when I have to get a ladder to find a hat in the top of my closet. Here’s my method to keep the closet organized and the hats more handy.
We need access to the whole closet, so start by removing all items –clothing, belts, purses and hats – from your closet.
Purchase cup hooks and install them in your closet. A great place to install cup hooks is on the inside of the closet door and the walls in the closet. Often times, walls inside a closet are left bare, instead use the walls to store belts and hats. Hang your belts on the walls inside the closet and your hats on the inside of the closet door. Hats hung on the walls may be pressed against by clothing, so put only your crushable hats there.
Have you ever noticed that sometimes you have a hard time seeing inside your closet? If this is the case, install a light fixture. Being able to turn on a light, and see inside your closet helps a lot. Reorganizing your closet weekly can be avoided simply by being able to see inside it. Lights prevent clothing or accessories from getting lost after falling or being placed in the wrong area.
What’s another place in a closet that’s typically is bare, but could be used to organize items such as shoes? The floor! We’ve organized the walls of the closet,, now it’s time to organize the floor. The floor in your closet can be used to organized hats as well as shoes.
Do you have hat boxes? High end hats used to come in hatboxes, allowing you store them neatly. But you probably don’t have those old 1950′s hat boxes. Now you can purchase hat boxes in some stores like Pottery Barn. They are often expensive, so consider using less costly plastic boxes instead. Place the boxes on the closet floor from largest to smallest. Once you have organized the hats you store in boxes, also place a shoe organizer on the floor in the closet. A shoe organizer creates extra room for more shoes.
Last, replace clothes. If you have shelves, fold your shirt, shirts and pants in groups, for example all short sleeve shirts in one area and long sleeve shirts in another. Then hang all your dresses and the clothes you couldn’t fold. Your should now be able to find everything in a jiffy.
Organizing closets could become addicting because once you have an organized closet, you’ll appreciate it so much that you’ll want to keep them all that way.
by Stephanie Nolan, Guest Blogger