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Are you afraid to open your closet door, wary of the monster living inside? The mess monster, that is. These closet organization tips will help you tackle your closet fears and take control! Make your closet a safe haven following these simple tips and tricks.
Take a day to go through everything. This should be the first step before doing anything else. Make your closet more functional and accessible by removing what you don’t wear and either donating it, selling it, or storing it for later.
Categorize the rest. I do this by season, then by clothing type. I combine Spring and Summer then Fall and Winter. There are also some items I leave out year round like sweatshirts and sweatpants.
*Bottoms: jeans, pants, leggings, sweatpants, shorts, skirts
*Tops: tanks, tshirts, button ups, sweaters, long sleeves, lounge clothes/pajamas
*Shoes: Sandals, flats, heels, boots, sneakers
*Accessories: scarves, handbags, hats
Put in-season items front-and-center and out-of-season items towards the back. It may sound like a pain in the ass to have to move things around according to season but it makes getting dressed so much easier!!! And since I combine seasons, I only have to do this twice a year! If you don’t have space to have everything in your closet at once, have a designated space to put out of season clothing whether its storage boxes or in another closet.
Bring in baskets to organize higher shelfs. Rather than throwing everything up on shelves in no specific order, utilize baskets and labels to know where everything is. You don’t even have to buy anything fancy for this, grab some empty shipping boxes or shoe boxes you have laying around and apply scrapbook paper or extra fabric with some spray adhesive. (PRINTABLE LABELS)
Use shelving for lower space. Don’t leave that space empty under your clothes, use it! Bookshelves, cube storage, or make your own, shelving can be used for jeans, heavier sweaters, shoes, or your accessories.
Ever since I saw this way (http://goop.com/the-illustrated-guide-to-the-kondo-mari-method/) to fold things in drawers, I’ve never done it any other way! It’s called the KonMari folding method. Not only does it look more neat and clean, but it maximizes storage space and you can actually see whats in your drawers and makes finding what your looking for so much easier! Try this way out, it’s a total game changer!