How To: Organize Your Closet

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Hey everyone! If you read yesterday, then you know what this post is about...

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 one:  Take everything out of your closet and put it elsewhere in the room. 

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.

Step three: Organize your clothes back into your closet.

For skirts, I like these hangers from Bed Bath and Beyond. You can see from the picture below how much space you save by using them. I actually need to get another one!

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!

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  1. Love the scarf hanger. I need to get me one of these! Hope you will stop by my blog and say hello :)


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  2. So organized! And I love that scarf hanger! Hugs from Cali! xx The Golden Girls

  3. You have some great tips! I have a crazy wardrobe that I badly need to organize.

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    cassandra xx

  4. great tips;)
    love the scarf hanger;)
    thanks for the comment on my blog.kisses x

  5. love this post!

    will follow for a follow ;)

  6. This was so helpful! Usually I get to the taking everything out of my closet step and then get overwhelmed... Hopefully I will be inspired enough to finish it!

  7. Great post! My closet is a horrible mess especially my belts and scarves. They are just a big mess on the closet floor. I will need to look into the scarf hanger.


  8. Putting magazines in the boots is a great idea! I'll have to do that. My closet is definitely organized by type and color!

    xo, Yi-chia
    Always Maylee

  9. Great post! I will go to Bed Bath and Beyond tonight to get that scarf hanger - so perfect!

    xo Deborah
    Coffee, Prose and Pretty Clothes

  10. I love how you organized your scarves! I need to give it a try because mine are just laying around.


  11. I love the organizing items you got from Bed, Bath, and Beyond! Especially the scarves holder, I have way too many! Thank you for the tips, especially the magazine in the boots one!

    Simply Akshara

  12. Loved the magazine tip for the boots :) Great idea, it's going to be very useful!

  13. Wow, nice work! Great idea the magazine for the boots! Great post!
    I started to follow you on bloglovin, i hope you follow me back!
    Passa a trovarmi VeryFP

  14. Man I could never be that organized!!! I do like the skirt idea hanger though!

    Sophisticated Lace

  15. thanks for visiting my blog! and don't give up on those dreams of NY fashion week. I was invited and someday you may very well be too. let me know if you want to follow each other! xo

  16. Wow thanks for this post Darcy.....I really need some serious tips!


  17. These are great tips! I went through my closet at the beginning of the summer and I'm so happy that it's organized. I still need to go through my dresser though which is another disaster!

    The Tiny Heart

  18. These are some good tips - specially on how to store shoes.
    whenever i do this and empty my closet on top of the bed my husband flips-
    and i am reminded of all the stuff i have.

  19. Great tips. My closet is a mess of course, so by the end of the month I'm making sure to get rid of old things and clean up once and for all. My boots and handbags are limp and in a sort of pile right now--embarrassing! But the magazine tip is a useful one. Thanks for sharing!

    Adia Sinead

  20. love your closet tips too! and you definitely have a lot more closet space than me haha. i try to do the same with my boots (i use the inside of a paper towel roll) to help them keep their shape. I just need more space for them now!
    -- jackie @ jade and oak


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