4 Tips to Successfully Organize & Manage Your Closet
Published in 11.5.2018
How many times have you spent too long trying to get ready, looking through your closet and feeling, “I have nothing to wear!”?
No matter how many dresses, tops, skirts, and pairs of jeans you own, you stand there surrounded by options, and nothing feels right. It turns out that managing your wardrobe is key to creating a well-organized closet. It’s all about shopping smart, knowing what you have and why, and keeping everything in its own clear place.
A successfully organized closet can make it easy and fun not only to get ready every day but also to get the most out of what you own. Here are 4 tips to start getting your closet in order:
1. Shop for Necessity and Quality.
One of the best ways to manage your wardrobe is to level-up your shopping habits. The key to a successful wardrobe is investing in the staples that are right for you and then building from there.
You need a wardrobe that fits the necessities of your lifestyle. What are the staples you need for your work, your home life, and your favorite activities? Once you have the right staple tops, jackets, pants, skirts, dresses, shoes, and accessories, it will be easier to put together outfits and get dressed every morning.
Investing in quality means you’ll be building a wardrobe that lasts. Say goodbye to the old rut of having to buy a new pair of jeans every season or a new jacket every Fall. Instead of buying many items (most which you will probably never wear anyway), invest in just a few good pieces that can be worn again and again.
Then, once you have the basics in place, you can start to add-in the special items that you love. You will create a wardrobe that is selective, but perfect for you.
2. Clean Out Your Closet Once Every Season.
There are many benefits to reviewing your wardrobe and cleaning out your closet on a regular basis. Not only will it streamline your closet contents and help keep you organized, you can know you’re helping others when you donate the clothes you won’t wear anyway.
As you go through the contents of your closet, be on the lookout for items that:
- No longer fit your body.
- No longer fit the quality style you’re building.
- Look good on the hanger but not on you.
- Are ripped, stained, or otherwise damaged.
While items in the last category should probably just be thrown away, items in the first three are excellent candidates for donation. If you haven’t worn it in the past year and have no definite plans to wear it again, it’s probably time to give that piece of clothing a new home.
3. There’s an App for That!
Welcome to wardrobe management for the 21st century!
If you need help choosing outfits, remembering what you have stored in your closet, or donating (or perhaps even selling!) your old clothes, there’s an app for that. Whether you’re out in the store trying to remember what you already have, or standing in front of your closet trying to figure out what to wear, there is smartphone technology available to help.
4. Add Custom Storage Options to Maximize Your Organization.
Now that you’ve streamlined your wardrobe, you’ll want to create an inviting, organized closet to store and showcase what you own. Ideally, there will be a designated place for everything you want to keep.
You may enjoy custom storage options like shelves for shoes and folded sweaters, enough hanging rods to keep each shirt and dress evenly spaced apart, and drawers to hide away accessories and undergarments.
Here at Modular Closets, we love to help people create beautiful custom closets at affordable prices. Our 100% plywood closet systems provide superior quality, and our modular approach to design keeps costs down. Get your own free closet design!