If you have an overflowing closet but can never find anything to wear, use these 12 tips for anybody with the too many clothes to create an organized space:
1) Begin by clearing out your messy closet leaving it completely empty.
2) When selecting clothing to keep,there are a few vital questions you should ask yourself to immediately eliminate weak items. Questions include: Do the clothes fit? Has it been worn in the last year? Will it be worn again? Is it damaged? Does it look good on me?
3) After selecting the items you will be keeping,neatly hang them in your closet. This will make it easy for you to see all of your possessions at a glance.
Neatly hang as many clothing items as you can in your closet. If the clothes can be seen, it is more likely that you will wear them. Just ensure that you don’t overstuff and allow clutter to creep back in.
4) Keep everything looking neat and fresh by getting new hangers. This will provide the space with a cohesive look.
The slim hangers work wonderfully. They give a uniformed look to the closet and take full advantage of the space. Additionally, all the hangers looking the same will bring more visual appeal to your newly organized closet.
5) Garment organizers can be used to separate clothes into different categories like occasions and seasons.
6) Loose knits, sweaters and heavy clothes should be folded to prevent them from losing their shapes on a hanger.
When you are folding the items you have decided to keep, think of a method of organizing them before you shove them onto shelves or into drawers. It might be tempting to color code; however, ensure that your organization will work for you. Do it in such a way that you will not be confused as to where your items are located. Use an organization method that will make it easy to find your clothes.
7) Evaluate the reject pile to determine the items that can be sold. You should sell old clothing items if they no longer fit, they are lightly worn, they were expensive or they are no longer your style.
You just might be able to make some good money from your closet clutter.
8) If nothing wrong with the clothing that you no longer want to keep, think about giving them away. Consider giving away clothing items that cannot be sold, that are not broken or torn and ones that are not discolored or bleached.
9) If an article of old clothing screams trash, it is perhaps time for it to head to the garbage pile. Toss old clothing items if they are underwear or it they are broken or torn. However, if you have DIY sewing skills, the fabric scraps can be salvaged and used to make awesome creations.
10) Make effective and creative use of your floor space. Invest in an adjustable shoe rack that can fit below your clothing items in the closet. Alternatively, you can line your shoes on the floor space under your clothes.
11) Use wearable items to decorate your closet or room to pull off double duty decor. Additionally, dead wall space can be turned into shoe shelving. Your favorites can be featured, making the space as decorative as it is functional.
Maximize the use of your shelf space. In addition, you can become super organized by utilizing shelf dividers. These dividers are awesome for creating smaller spaces to stack items such as shoes, bags, belts and other loose accessories. These accessories typically create clutter, especially when boxes are used to store the items in. If your items can be seen directly on the shelf rather than in a box, it is more likely that you will remember its existence and actually make use of it.
12) Make sure that the closet doors are used for more than just opening and closing. Closet doors can be creatively used for valuable additional storage.
Hanging shoe bags over the closet door is perfect for storing shoes. However, you can think outside the box and use the shoe bags to store other accessories like belts, ties, scarves and socks. If the space is too small for a shoe bag, towel rods or hooks can be used as additional accessory storage.