Having a well-organized closet makes it easier to get ready in the morning. You’ll save time because you will always be able to find what you are looking for. If you are tired of having a cluttered closet, follow these 5 steps to organize your closet.
Empty the Closet and Clean it
The first step to take will give you a blank slate to organize your closet. Take everything out of the closet so it is completely empty. Try to keep clothes of the same kind together, and place them in piles on the bed, chairs, and dresser. Now you have an empty closet you can clean. Clear away cobwebs from the corners. Wipe down the hanger rod, shelves, and baseboards. Vacuum the floor and mop it if it is a hard surface. Now you can reorganize a clean closet.
Sort Your Clothes by Category
Next, go through everything that you pulled out of the closet. Chances are, you’ll find things you haven’t worn in years or forgot you had. If this is the case, you can get rid of that item and not even miss it. Make a pile to donate to the thrift store and then sort the items you are keeping by category. It’s easier to organize your closet when you have fewer things.
Make a Plan to Organize Your Closet
Look at the empty closet and formulate a plan for a new layout. Decide what you are going to hang on hangers, what you are going to fold and stack, and if there are accessories that would work best hanging from hooks. Think about if there are any storage solutions you want to add to the closet before you put everything back. Perhaps you want to add a hanging shoe rack or mount some shelves in the closet. Write down your plan, go to a home improvement store and buy what you need, and then continue to organize your closet.
Buy Matching Hangers
Everything hanging will take up less space in the closet if you have uniform hangers. If you have mismatched hangers, get rid of them and start over. When sorting through your clothes, count how many hangers you need. While you are buying storage solutions, get some packs of hangers that are made from a material that clothing won’t slip off.
Organize Your Closet With Storage Solutions
Once you have gathered storage solutions, add them to your closet. One idea is to add shower curtain rings to a hanger that you can use to store neckties. You may want to add a shelf just below the ceiling to keep accessories that are rarely used. Installing hooks on the wall of the closet is a great solution for hanging belts and hats.