Another fall tradition (it actually is repeated in spring) is the great closet clean. As the weather changes and I move from flip-flops to boots, it becomes necessary to update and reorganize my closet. That means a complete overhaul. As in everything comes out, is sorted and then returned to a new home. Lukus is wildly lucky, because his side gets cleaned and organized so that it doesn’t detract from mine.
Are you feeling disillusioned and jealous? Do you too want an extraordinary closet? Then do not fear Check out my before and after photos and I’ll share the steps on how to organize your closet.
- Take everything out of your closet: Literally everything. A clean slate is the best way to get a real picture of your options. I like to lay all my clothing out on my bed and to organize it by item (a skirt stack, a blouse stack, etc.).
- Try things on: I went stack-by-stack and tried every article on that I hadn’t worn in the last few weeks. Anything that was questionable was donated. Also, clothing items that need alterations were set aside. Use this time to identify what items you need to complete your wardrobe.
- Determine seasonality: You probably won’t be wearing a white cotton sundress for the next few months. Separate that and any other pieces not appropriate for the fall/ winter. These can be stored either in the back or in another closet, under a bed or something similar.
- Get the right hangers: Use matching hangers. Once you return clothing to the closet matching hangers allow for a more uniform look. Additionally, this helps to conserve space.
- Establish a closet order: Know where shirts, pants, skirts, etc. will hang in the closet. Start returning the clothes. I like to hang them by item and within each item by color.