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Making the Most of Your Closet



START WITH AN EFFICIENT SYSTEM!

When assessing your closet, take note of any unused areas. Can you add an extra rod for hanging clothes? Is there room for another shelf or a set of drawers? Consider investing in slim hangers, available in either a soft felt or sleek plastic material. These space-saving hangers not only optimize storage but also give your closet a polished and cohesive appearance.


STORE CLOTHES PROPERLY

Take care of the clothes that you love by storing them the right way. Sweaters should be folded and stacked on shelves or placed in bins to avoid any stretching that could occur from hanging them. Dresses, t-shirts, and blouses, on the other hand, are best hung up to minimize wrinkles. When it comes to items like jeans, it’s up to you to decide if you have more space for hanging or folding. If you want easy access to your clothes without rummaging through piles, learning the art of file folding can be incredibly useful. And don’t forget to have a well-sized and conveniently located hamper to prevent dirty clothes from ending up on the floor.


ORGANIZE BY CATEGORY

Minimize steps by grouping similar items together. When you’re in the mood for a cozy sweatshirt, simplify your search by keeping all of your sweatshirts stored in the same drawer, bin, or shelf. Take it a step further and arrange your wardrobe by color within each category for effortless coordination.


WHAT ABOUT ACCESSORIES AND SHOES?

Everyday handbags and totes can be stored vertically on shelves with dividers to prevent them from falling over or hung on hooks. Store special occasion bags, like that sparkly clutch, in labeled lidded bins on higher shelves.


Use a shoe rack on the floor of your closet to contain shoes. If you are low on floor space, hang a slim canvas shoe holder on the closet rod. If your closet won’t allow for either of those options, consider storing everyday shoes in a piece of furniture in your entryway or mudroom. For dressy shoes, wipe them down with a cloth and store them in clear acrylic bins so they stay dust free.


No jewelry box, no problem? Keep frequently worn items in a small tray on your bureau or nightstand. The rest of your jewelry can be stored in a drawer with dividers. For an inexpensive trick, use ice cube trays inside a drawer to organize earrings and rings.


Utilize drawer dividers to neatly organize smaller items. Roll belts, scarves, and socks for efficient storage, while intimates can be neatly folded or kept loose within a divider. Remember to keep these solutions simple - if it becomes too time-consuming to put away your socks, they are more likely to end up in a pile.



TIPS FOR ORGANIZING KIDS’ CLOSETS

  1. Make it easy for your little ones to keep their closets tidy! Create designated areas for them to hang their own clothes by installing a lower rod or adding hooks at their height. This way, they can easily reach and take pride in keeping their items neat.

  2. Help them develop good laundry habits by providing them with their own laundry hamper. This prevents dirty clothes from ending up on the floor or getting mixed up with clean clothes in a drawer. 

  3. Instill a sense of  mindfulness in your children by talking to them about the power of donating. Teach them to pass on unused toys and outgrown clothes to other children who could benefit from them. By involving them in the process, they will develop a sense of autonomy and learn the value of periodically decluttering their belongings.


A SPECIAL NOTE ABOUT CLOSETS

Closet organization always starts with a declutter! If your closet is overflowing with too much stuff, no amount of baskets, bins, or fancy folding techniques will solve the problem. Need a hand? We understand that clutter can be overwhelming, so we’re here to offer you encouragement, compassion, and expert coaching. Our goal is to create personalized organizational systems and solutions that will not only increase efficiency but also bring more happiness into your home. You deserve a clutter-free space that works for you!

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