If you have been paying attention, you know that to be “organized” means to be able to find what you need when you need it! So let’s talk about tackling the closet. It can be any closet, but I’d like to focus on the clothes closet. It is the clothes closet that you have to face EVERY morning….
“Let’s Organize Your Closet”
Step 1 – We must know EVERY item that is in our closet. Most of us believe that we know every item in our closet. Do you? I would venture to guess that you may not know every item in your closet. Some of us may have things in our clothes closet that we forgot were even there. Is that you?
Step 2 – We must know EVERY item in our closet… which means we MUST touch every item in our closet. Would someone please move the needle on the record? LOL!! But seriously, things get sucked into the black hole of our clothes closets because they get pushed further and further back where we can’t see them, thus we forget that they are there.
Step 3 – Make a decision on EVERY item in our closet… Keep, Donate, Throw Away and make the decision QUICKLY. If you think about it too long, it is very likely that you will decide to keep it. To the woman that has the size ___ (fill in the blank) that you are going to fit in again–
it’s been 5 years — it is time to let it go. To the man who has that favorite sweater that is two (2) sizes too small, it is time to give it away!
Step 4 – Once we have completely PURGED the entire closet, it is time for us to organize.
Step 5 – So what’s left? There are tops, bottoms, dresses, jackets, sweaters, pants, shirts, suits, shoes, boots, etc. Let me suggest that we put “like” items together. Once we have grouped “like” items, it is up to you to what degree of organization that you want to go — the same color, the same sleeve length, light jackets, heavy jackets, BUT to whatever degree you go, you have to be able to MAINTAIN IT!
Don’t Over Organize -OR- within a week,
your organized system is NO longer organized.
Allow Order Your Steps to help you to put some Order to your Chaos!
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If I have only skimmed the surface and you would like to have more details on tackling the closet, please leave me a comment or two…
- 10 Steps to an Organized Closet (dailycatch.coastalliving.com)
- Closet Organization (moicontrelavie.com)
- Hubby’s Closet Makeover (casadefamiliagarcia.wordpress.com)