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Make the most of your Closet Space~

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.mans shrits on hangers

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.

sussex master closet
Sorted by color but still in progress.

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.

Sussex mans closet
Organized mans closet with wooden 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.

r's closet
Organized, color coordinated closet.

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.

Pam's Bee.jpg

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I am from Oklahoma. Now living the dream in Arizona. I'm a sassy, creative and outspoken southern gal. I believe that if you can read you can go anywhere. One of my favorite sayings is "If you knew you could not fail what would you do?" I enjoy helping other people. My friends know that I’m the queen of useless trivial knowledge and I will not hesitate to use it.

26 thoughts on “Make the most of your Closet Space~

  1. I wish I could do tours of the house and only show my closet. All matching hangers, everything color coordinated, awesome shoe hangers (I used wall space for molding, then hang the shoes by their heels off of it). If I could move into my closet, I would.

    It also gives me hope that I could bring that level of organization elsewhere in the house (though the kitchen is like that as well – perhaps it’s just the rooms I love the most that get the attention. Or maybe the reason I love them is because they are organized. Hmm…I may have discovered something here).

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  2. I have my “closet” organized as neatly as possible. It is after all two over the toilet racks and needs to look better than what it is. All shirts are hanging, sleeveless by color, short sleeved by color then long sleeved by color. then the other side is shorts, capris then long pants again all sorted by color. the two shelves have fabric covered baskets holding things like socks, stockings, scarves, shawls, etc. I love my “closet”…have just one room left to organize but it is the biggest and most awful room…our living room. Wish me luck.

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  4. Your closet is really a goal!! You nailed that boutique look 🙂 Me too, I really wanted to look mine like in the boutique but it never happens. I had to stick to plastic hangers because they’re inexpensive yikes. But I’m inspired by your tips and I guess I have to invest on hangers at least 🙂 Thanks a lot for sharing!!

    xo,
    Glenda

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    1. Thanks Glenda. I used the plastic hanger but they snap. So You can find the crystal hangers at thrift shops. Yes that was a dream closet. 12×12 complete with a cedar floor. I gave up a bedroom for that closet. I am glad you are inspired.

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  6. Hey Pamela, what a useful post. Guess I really should go out and swap over those wire hangers, I have far too many in my wardrobe. And whilst I try and do a cull every so often I think my closet still needs a major spruce up and declutter. Thanks for the inspiration.

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  7. I’m glad you commented on Laura’s post about lying on her blog called “The View from my Window.” That allowed me to discover your blog! I’m overly-organized in general and love the tips you give. Some of them I hadn’t thought of before, so I look forward to exploring your site more.

    Sadly, when we moved into our current house, I had to switch FROM nice hangers TO WIRE HANGERS! The closets were so shallow that the doors wouldn’t close over plastic or wooden hangers, and those hangers wouldn’t fit into the ends of the closets on either side of the doors. We’ve had 14 years of shoulder bumps, girl. 14 years! Lol

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