Closet Organizing Systems
Organizing closets doesn't have to be a scary exercise in futility. Once you've cleared everything out, follow these 3 steps to achieve a closet in which you can actually find everything!
What To Do With All Those Clothes
1. Separate Clothes Into 5 Piles
It's very tempting to keep clothes that are no longer new but not entirely worn out.
2. Organize What's Left
If it's not done in two weeks, dump or donate the entire basket. After all, if it's not important enough for you to repair, it's clutter, and it's very easy for clutter to build up in the closet.
Then hang up each category in your closet in the following order: sleeveless to long-sleeved, light to dark, short to long.
This helps you plan your outfits in advance to save time later. And if you've ended up with 10 white blouses, consider donating some of them!
If you share a closet with someone, put each individual's clothing on either side of the closet. Don't mix them together.
Think vertical – double tier closet rods will literally double the amount of hanging space in your closet (shirts on the top, pants on the bottom).
Ice cube trays work great for storing jewelry. Over-the-door shoe racks or tiered shoe racks that go on the floor are great for "capturing" shoes into one location.
"Ann was extremely helpful and productive. She assisted me with an incredible amount of work for the time she worked with me. She explained things very well and did not judge me for the mistakes I had made prior to meeting her. I would refer her to others and use her again. In fact, I would not want to work with anyone else!" -Brian, Sacramento CA
3. Fun Finishing Touches and Practical Closet Organizing Ideas
"I've used Ann's organizing services to help with my garage and shed. I had boxes and files that I had stored for many years. Not only did Ann persevere through all my stuff, but she kept me focused and really helped me make very tough decisions on personal things. Even though it was hard work, we were able to also laugh and have fun. She was like the energizer bunny! I now can park my car in my garage and all my Christmas decorations are stored out in my shed. I plan to use her services again to gradually go through my house. I would not hesitate to recommend Ann to anyone who needs her services."
Celebrate! Stand in your closet and go WOW!!! You did it and doesn't it feel great? You've become an expert in closet organizing systems.
Now when you go into your closet to get dressed, you may have a lot fewer items but they're going to be ones you know you like, they fit, and you feel good wearing them.
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