My kids love to hide in my closet. Which would be ok except I can never keep my shoes organized! While expensive closet organizers could remedy a lot of my problems, the real root of it is the bad habits I have when it comes to closet organization. With a little research, I’ve narrowed it down to the supplies and tips best fit to organize your closets.
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Supplies to Organize Your Closets
Put your hangers on the rack backward. When you wear something put it back in the right way. After a month or two if the hangers are still backward you know you don’t wear it and can get rid of it.
Not everything can be hung up but putting clothes in your dresser will clutter your drawers or make them wrinkled. If you already have shelves you should check out these shelf dividers! Putting up shelves above or throughout your closet will help you keep your clothes that cannot be hung up, organized. I have way more clothes in drawers than I do hanging up.
You can also use a hanging closet organizer to organize any closet in the house!
I have a ton of scarves. Between the husband and I we have gloves, hats, and other odds and ends that tend to clutter our shelves. Baskets are a great way to keep all of those together and cleaned up. Have a basket for each type of item though. Scarves get one basket, gloves in another…hats in another.
You don’t have to use a plug-in or even a spray that could cling to your clothes but freshening packets for drawers, shoes or your closet can add an inviting fragrance to your closet and room. Try a lavender scent to help you relax and sleep better.
Tips to Organize Your Closets
Throw away clothes that cannot be mended. If there is a hole or a stain that cannot be fixed, or you don’t care enough about the item to fix it then take it out of your closet. Especially if it didn’t meet the hanger test mentioned above. You can get rid of it or you can do what I am doing – cut it up for cleaning rags.
Decide if you want your shoes in your closet or another part of the house (shoe box at the front door). Then find baskets, shelves, or hangers for your shoes. If you can keep them off the ground it is easier to keep the floor in your closet clean from clutter and dirt tracked in.
This is an idea that I just learned about and can’t wait to try! I typically have all of my clothes in the closet or in drawers. Shorts are put in the same drawer with sweat pants. And typically my clothes are a mess inside those drawers. To avoid fighting with off-season clothing, put staple pieces in a bin or storage container that fits into your closet organization. Keep light weight shirts for those days in the winter that are warm. Those seasonal staples are still accessible but separated to keep the clothing you need easier to find.
So are your closets organized or are they a favorite hide and seek hot spot?
I would love to hear how you keep your closets organized or how you plan to get started. Comment below or come visit me on my Facebook Page.