Organizing Your Master Closet in 6 Easy Steps
Updated: Apr 21
Here are some tips if you have an overwhelming amount of work to do to get your closet in order:
•Designate a workspace close by that is outside of the closet. Since this may take multiple days, you want to use a space that’s outside of any walkways/high traffic areas.
•Set a timer for 15 minutes a day! I’ve found that breaking down any looming task into a shorter/doable one makes all the difference.
•Pull items from your closet and sort these by like items into your new workspace that’s outside of your closet. Only take out what you can sort in 15 minutes. So, shirts can be folded and placed together, pants, shorts, jackets, skirts, and so on. When the timer goes off, stop if you’d like...you met your goal for today!👏🏻If you’re motivated to continue, that’s great too!
•Once your closet is completely cleaned out, take inventory of those stacks you made. If you see you have 10 pairs of white pants, it may be easier for you to let go of the ones that are damaged, that no longer fit, are out of style, you never liked, etc. Place donations in one disposable bag and trash in another. Items that shouldn’t be stored in the closet can be moved to another part of the house.
•Now onto one of my favorite parts...putting what you LOVE back into your closet. Make this a space you ENJOY coming into. It can be like your own little boutique if that’s your style. One criteria for putting things back is asking yourself, “If I had it to do over again, would I buy this or need this today?”. Now grab some hangers and put like things together inside your closet.
•Always keep a disposable box in the bottom of your closet to drop in items to be donated. This helps tremendously with maintenance. You could also have a bag for the dry cleaners and one for items that don’t belong in the closet and need to be moved to another area in the house.
Hope these tips help! My closet remained a disaster and a catch-all until I used these tips. If I can do it, you can too!❤️