Does your closet look like a disaster? Are you clothes wrinkled when you pull them out to wear? Do you have hangers all over the place?
Today is a good day to stop the madness. Before you start I need you to go shopping. I know Yea!! You are shopping for HANGERS.
My number one tip to an organized closet is to use nice hangers. I love wooden hangers. All my husband’s stuff is on wooden hangers. They are sturdy and the handle the abuse. I find them at Ikea or Amazon. You can find them anywhere even at thrift shops.
In my closet I use the crystal clear dress hangers like what you find at the department store. I want my closet to remind me of a small (all right TINY) boutique.
I also use the velvet non-slip hangers. Perfect for summer tops because they don’t slid off. Another great thing about the non-slip hangers is they are narrow and you can put more hangers in your closet. I find that the nicer hangers make your clothes look better.
We banished wire hangers as they do nothing for your clothes. You get the dreaded shoulder hanger bumps. Those thin wire hangers are actually bad for your clothes. You could leave wire hangers in your guest room if you don’t want your guests to stay long or return. I personally don’t recommend it.
On another note don’t leave your clothes in the dry cleaning bags. Your clothes need to breath. If your clothes get wrinkled in your closet it is because you have too much stuff in there. Plus you want to change out those wire hangers.
Ready to switch out your hangers and organize your closet?
OK take everything out. You are going to sort everything in 3 piles:
Donate or Sell, Trash, Keep
Did someone give it to you as a gift but you don’t like it? Did you pay too much money for it but now that it is home you hate it? If it doesn’t fit or you have not worn it in a year get rid of it. It’s just taking up space. Sell it or donate it just don’t put it back in your closet.
Unless of course you have more closet space than you could ever fill. Right like that would happen.
Now lets put what you are keeping back. Lets put everything on those nice hangers. Sort by color, sleeve length, put all your shirts together, and pants together, skirts… you get the idea. Think about how a boutique puts together like items. It is so much easier to choose an outfit and find that outfit when you color coordinate and put like items together.
Lets talk about those items that after you have sorted you are on the fence about keeping or letting go of. You can you return them to the closet if you will turn the hangers backwards on the rod. If after 6 months you can see what hangers are still flipped backwards you will know what you have not worn. Remove those unworn items and either sell or donate them.
This is a great thing to do every season – I am sure you will find that by sorting and organizing your clothes you will easily discover what you don’t wear and be able to weed those out.
You might just discover your new favorite top that was lurking in the back of your closet. Remember, if you buy a new clothing item you need to let go of an item. One in One out: will keep your closet from busting out at the seams.
Enjoy your new nice hangers! Load up those donation bags and take them away. Good Job.
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