Simple Tips To Organize Your Clothing Closet

A very wise stylist once gave me the best piece of advice for clothing management. She told me that everything in your closet should be your cut, color and your size. This makes getting dressed a lot easier. You don’t have to shuffle through clothes that don’t fit or don’t look good on you. It simply makes sense.

If you are in between sizes or have clothing that doesn’t work for you at the moment, consider removing it from your closet and binning it up. When it works again, you can put it back into your closet.

Also its important to evaluate your life and what you wear. Once upon a time, this chick was a sales rep and wore nice expensive suits and heels. Now you will find me in my standard black t shirt and cargo pants or jeans. When I left my sales job, the first thing I did was to remove those clothes from my closet and consign them. I did keep one suit just in case. After not wearing the suit for 5 years ( a friend did borrow it once), I consigned it and let it go.

Lets not for get what I term as “pms purchases”. These are clothes that don’t quite work for you but you think they will one day. We have all bought things like this a few times. Some people do this on a regular basis. Its usually the price that attracts them. Gotta love those clearance racks!!

After your closet is cleared of clothes that don’t fit or work for you, its time to categorize them. I am a really visual person so I categorize everything by category then by color. My closet literally looks like a rainbow. I go from dark colors to light colors.

Here are some of the main categories:

1. dresses
2. skirts
3. pants
4. jeans (fold them on a shelf to save space)
5. work out clothes
6. sweaters
7. t shirts
8 shirts (hang long sleeve, short sleeve, and sleeveless)
9 scarves
10. hats
11. shoes

To save space, I would bin up holiday clothes or costumes and store them outside your closet. I would also put your winter accessories in the front hall closet. I also store my snow boots in the front hall closet.

There you have it! A few tips to help your organize your clothing closet!

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