How To: Organize Your ClosetWednesday, September 11, 2013
I decided to dedicate my Monday evening to cleaning out / organizing my closet! If you follow me on Instagram you saw the madness that resulted from it. I am going to go through with you all how I clean out and organize my closet. Hopefully you get some good ideas!
Step two: Go through your clothes by item type (i.e. all skirts at one time, all dresses at one time, etc.) Anything that you don't like or aren't sure about, toss it in pile on the side.
For scarves, I like these hangers from Bed Bath and Beyond. It saves space and keeps it organized. There are DIY options for this too, but it is only $9.99 (and they always have coupons, too).
For belts, I am keeping them all on an over the door hook. I realized while cleaning my closet I didn't have a proper way to store them. I will be making a trip to a store to go buy a belt hanger soon!
For shoes, I recommend using shelves to organize your shoes to double your storage. These that I am using are just from Target. It makes a huge difference on the amount of space shoes take up based on how you store them. Below, I store both shoes facing forward. I am able to store 5 pairs of pumps. However, if you flip one to face backwards, you can fit more shoes in. I was able to get one extra pair in on this shelf once I made all left shoes face backwards!
For boots, you want to make sure you keep your boots in good condition and in good shape. You can buy actual boot fillers or you can DIY it. You can either use a pool noodle cut in half or use something you are sure to have around your house... an old magazine! You can see that all of my boots are standing up straight -- that's because of the magazines! You'll notice one gray boot looks semi-slouchy. All I had to do was pull the magazine up in the boot and the boot stands up straight.
For purses, I just store my purses on the shelves in my closet. However, if I have a more expensive purse, I want to make sure it doesn't lose it's shape. Stuffing it with bubble wrap helps it to stand up straight and keep it's structure!
For gloves and ear warmers, I use a wicker basket from Target to store these. I have easy access to these when I need them.
For clothes, everything is organized by style and then by color. This makes it easy to see everything and makes it easy to see what I already have enough of.
Remember how I told you to put all the clothes you no longer want aside? Yeah, well this is what mine looks like. I go through everything and throw away what is stained or ripped. Then, I start to try on things. If I decide I want to keep it after trying it on, I will put it back in the closet. Some things I will decide just to donate, and others I will take pictures of so that I can try to sell it on eBay. Usually I don't get all of this done in one sitting because by this point I'm sick of looking at my clothes. I started listing my unwanted items on eBay last night, but will have to finish it this evening! If there's enough interest, I can do a post on how to sell on eBay? Comment below if you want one!
I hope you found this helpful! Please let me know if you have any questions or need help organizing your own closet. Honestly, if I could go around and do this for people for a job; I would. Helloooo dream job!