It’s a new year, which means a new you! No matter what your resolution was for 2019, add become more organized to your list. It’s simple, easy to accomplish, and the best place to start is with your bedroom closet. Pick and choose from the following tips to enter the new year feeling energized and organized!
Here are our favorite tips on how you can organize your closet right now.
Before trying to organize your closet, take everything out and then deep clean the space! Wipe the shelves, dust and vacuum the walls and corners of the floor. This way, you’re beginning with a clean slate.
When it comes to clothes in your closet, consistency is key. Professional organizer Barbara Reich of Resourceful Consultants stresses that “the most important principle in closet organizing is to group like things together: Shirts with shirts, pants with pants.” That way, there’s no question about where to find those items when you need them.
Store your most-used items at eye level, less-used items below, and your least worn or used items on the highest shelf or storage space.
Get rid of anything that doesn’t belong. We’ve all stuffed photo albums or extra towels in our bedroom closets to maximize space. Now is the time to return all off these items to their rightful place. You can find more tips for combating clutter here!
This one is basically a no-brainer: getting rid of clothes that no longer fit or are no longer in style. Keep what you love and wear often, donate what is in good shape or gently used, and throw out clothing that is stained, ripped or otherwise damaged.
Small changes can make a big difference. Try adding hanging shoe racks or over the door organizers if your shoes are overtaking the closet. Use thinner hangers to create more space if your clothes are cramped. Use wicker baskets to keep clutter out of sight. There are many little fixes you can employ that will go a long way.
If you have at least 12 inches of space between shelves, that’s an opportunity to add in an extra shelf for more storage. “Customize shelving to work for you and your things,” says professional organizer Jeni Aron of Clutter Cowgirl, “not the other way around.”
Tuck a small ladder or step stool into your closet so when you need to get to items higher up, you can. This way you can retrieve or put things ways immediately, instead of getting sidetracked on your way to get the ladder from somewhere else in the house.
For a little fun, add lights in your closet. It adds ambiance and makes it easier to choose your outfits wisely each day.
When the seasons change, make more room in your closet by storing the clothes that are out of season high up in the closet in boxes, or even under your bed.
Looking for a project to tackle next? Why not try to organize your kitchen? You can find our favorite tips here.