"I have nothing to wear!" How many times have you said this? Well, if you're like I was and fall into the category of having a lot of clothes, but nothing to wear, then read on for tips to organize your way to an easier time getting dressed in the morning.
Everybody has some type of closet and, whether it is traditional or modern, it probably needs a little organizational help.
Everybody wears clothes, actually, most of us take a lot of time and effort when selecting and buying them. Shopping, especially for women and young girls, is a favorite activity. One of the things that leads to closet disorganization is buying new clothes without decluttering the old worn and outdated clothes.
Ironically, most of us like our clothes closet to be organized and carefully arranged. A well-kept and neatly arranged closet has several benefits including saving time and frustration. With a busy life, a hectic schedule, and on-the-go lifestyle that most people keep, time is essential. Wasting time trying to find "something to wear" is not at the top of our list of "fun" activities. Anything that can shorten time rummaging around in a clothes closet trying to find "something to wear" is welcomed.
So, to save the time and the frustration of "having nothing to wear", here are some easy organization tips to a super organized clothes closet.
Sort and declutter. Take everything out of your closet. Take note of those items you wear a lot, those you don't and why. Get rid of anything that no longer fits, is worn out, or just doesn't make you look good.
Separate and categorize. Separate your wardrobe by item and categorize. For instance, put all the pants together, all the skirts together, and all the tops together, etc.
Organize by color. Yes, organize the separate categories by color. This one step alone will help you get dressed in a flash! For example, you'll want to separate all your shirts and organize by color. All white shirts will be hung together then off-white shirts, then pink shirts, etc. I hang all my clothes like the colors of the rainbow and you wouldn't believe how easy and quick it is to put together outfits now!
Use storage containers, baskets, or closet organizers. This will allow you to gather and contain items like ties, scarves, shoes, belts, etc. together. This will prevent cluttering up all those small items and you'll be able to find them quickly too!
Declutter a little bit more no matter how painful it is. Finally, you need to change your mindset about keeping things in your closet. Do not let anticipation of that future ten pound weight loss keep that old stuff in your closet.
Keep in mind that when you do not wear an item for more than six to twelve months, it probably won't get worn and it's time to get rid of it.
So, to maintain closet organization, be sure to keep a plastic storage container ready as a temporary spot for those unused or old items so you can donate them.
Congratulations, you'll now have a place for everything and everything in its place in your organized clothes closet.
Organizing our clothes closet isn't a one time deal, but something that requires maintenance. These organization tips will not only get your clothes closet organized, but if you continue to repeat them occasionally, they will maintain your newly organized closet.
You will have invested some time getting yourself organized, but that's time saved in the long run each and every day you have to go into your closet to find something to wear.