Learn how you can quickly, simply, and inexpensively organize your closet. This can be used with or without the Marie Kondo method.
Do you feel as if your closet is not organized enough? Do you sometimes stare into your closet and don’t know what to wear?
While there are many factors at play, one certainly is to have your clothes organized in a way that you
- can see what you have
- become inspired
- enjoy looking at your clothes rather than feeling overwhelmed
This time of year, people feel especially inspired to get organized. And not just organized but also decluttered. That can mean, getting rid of clothes you’re not wearing. Maybe you have lost or gained enough weight so that your clothes don’t fit anymore. Or your clothes have gone out of style. Some clothes might have become worn and raggedy.
Whatever your reasons for organizing your closet, they are all good ones!
You may have also used the Marie Kondo method to go through your clothes and sorted them in piles: keep, throw out, not sure.
Most likely, you’ll end up with fewer clothes and more closet space.
On the other hand, you may have decided that you’re not getting rid of anything and want to keep what you have.
Let me show you how to get your closet more organized!
Quick & Simple
More often than not, it looks like a melange of clothes and hangers. Hangers from the cry-cleaners, from your college dorm days, and those that might have come with your shirt when you bought it.
As you can see, that does not look very organized.
If you want a simple and quick fix: just sort your hangers by type. You might have 5 hangers of that style and 4 of that and 9 of another. That’s ok. Just group them together. This will already give your closet a less random look.
There are many ways you could organize your closet. You could organize it by outfits, or by type (such as all the shirts, pants, etc.). I like to organize my closet by color. I am a very visual person. Beyond that, colors reflect certain moods. Thus, I find that sorting my clothes by color lets me find them more easily when I am deciding what to wear.
You can accomplish that in 5-15 minutes depending on the size of your closet and how many clothes you have, of course.
Overhaul your Hangers
This is my favorite tip here. However, it might mean a bit of a financial investment. It means that you only have ONE type of hanger. I love the wooden ones that have draping shoulders. They are not poking holes into or stretching your fabrics.
They can be had in inexpensive multipacks such as this one:
Of course, you don’t have to be super picky here. As you can see in my closet, I have similar but not necessarily 100% identical hangers. And that’s ok. However, it does give everything a more uniform look.
You might actually like having identical hangers. Again, the key here is to find a solution that works with your taste and your budget.
Once you have all your clothes sorted nicely, who knows you might have already looked at some pieces and thought to yourself: “Can’t remember the last time I have worn this …” Or you might decide that that particular piece doesn’t work with your style or your body shape you anymore. See, you can do a little stealth decluttering. At least, that is what happens to me all the time.
Therefore, I often have a paper bag sitting somewhere on the floor that I pile all the clothes in I am getting rid of. Those will then go to donations.
And usually, I feel so much better when I am organized.