Life is Chaotic Enough - Your Closet Shouldn’t Be
Let's face it. Nobody ever wakes up and says: “How can I create a messy closet?” We don’t intentionally create clutter filled spaces. Chaos happens piecemeal, incrementally by adding small items here and there. Closet organization is not difficult—it is more manageable than you think. Here are a few thoughts for gaining control of your closet.
One Fine Day. Rome wasn’t built in a day, but your closet could be built in a day. That said, it’s best to reserve the entire day. Decide to tackle the closet chaos in one session. With many decisions ahead, it is best to do it all at once.
Be a Material Girl (or Guy). Gather all the materials you will need. Gather bins, trash bags, and boxes to help you sort. Have masking tape, markers, and labels on hand. If you are donating items, have a notebook nearby in case you’ll want to itemize your donations.
Pull It All Out. Clothing, accessories, jewelry, and shoes can all go on your bed. The bed is a logical place to throw everything, providing a platform to sort and decide. It beats tossing it all on the floor.
Make Piles. Start by designating names for your piles: Keep, Donate, Trash. For every accessory or piece of clothing, make a decision. There is no need to channel Marie Kondo. All you need to do is ask yourself: Does it fit? Have I worn it in the past year? Do I feel good in it?” If you answer “no” to any of these questions, do NOT return the item into your closet. Put it in one of your piles.
Family Values. Keep similar items or “families” together. Shoes with shoes. Dresses with dresses. Jewelry with jewelry, and so on. Keep families of accessories together.
Size it Up. Take a good look at your closet space. If you think of your closet as valuable real estate, you might decide it is working as is or it is time to customize your closet. In either case, decide what you wear most frequently (and what fits you best) and return it to your closet.
Still too many garments in your closet? Consider assembling a “capsule wardrobe.” Coined by Susie Faux, the term capsule wardrobe is defined as having a limited number of classic pieces. Think about it as a collection of interchangeable fashion garments. A wardrobe collection that contains only essential pieces is a great way to prevent unnecessary items from sneaking into your closet.
With an organized closet, you now have one less reason to dread your morning. Your morning routine opens up, putting a spring in your step, giving you the confidence to start your day!
Top Drawer Custom Closets knows that reducing clutter can reduce the chaos in our homes and in our lives. With customized storage systems, design concepts, and installation processes, you can create closet spaces that are unique to your wants and specifications. To further amplify your newly-organized area or receive help from the experts, visit our website or call us today at 386-761-8775!