It’s like a black hole for all of your personal belongings. You are afraid to open the door for fear of being buried underneath an avalanche of stuff. No I am not talking about the Twighlight zone. I am talking about your closet. This is the perfect project to cover on the weekend. You say you need help organizing your closet? Okay, here are some tips to help you organize your closet. So role up your sleeves, we’re going in and organizing that closet.
In order to help you organize your closet first things first, we need supplies. Places such as Home depot, Lowes and even Walmart have items that can help you organize your closet and turn it into one of those pretty (almost mythical) closets that you see in magazines. For things such as belts, purses, hats and other random accessories you can buy small bins of any color (even clear Rubbermaid). These are wonderful for separating all of those little items out for easy reach and storage. The cascading hangers are another great piece. Use them to hang those pesky pants and skirts. Large rubber bins are perfect for that seasonal storage. To help with keeping your closet clutter free you can use these bins to rotate out your seasonal items. No room for bins? Well Ziploc has come up with an answer for you. They now have extremely large Ziploc bags for storage of items other than food. When designing your “new” closet you want to keep a few things in mind. Easy access making sure you can see everything (and yes that includes the floor). Depending how much you want to research this before hand you can thumb through home improvement magazines for ideas on what to do.
A standard rule of thumb is to go through your clothes every 6 months. If you have not worn an item in those 6 months it’s time for it to go to a better home. I know we all have those items in our closet that we say every time we go through things “I will wear that again, really I will”. The reality is that we have been saying that same phrase about that same item for the past 3 years. It is time to give that pretty little dress to a better home through charities such as Goodwill or a local neighborhood store. When it comes to shoes I like the rule my husband makes me stick to. For every shoe that I buy I must throw out another pair. Now ladies don’t worry I don’t stick to this rule like glue. However, my husband’s biggest pet peeve is tripping over my shoes that I can’t seem to put away. This rule helps me to keep my shoe collection under control. I have a healthy collection of shoes and I do wear all of them. This rule along with a handy shoe rack for the door or floor can help in keeping the closet clutter free of shoes.
Following these tips to an organized closet will help you in more ways than one. First, you will have more space. Second, you will realize you didn’t need all of those things you were holding onto and may even feel better about yourself after having let go of unnecessary items. A professional organizer can organize your closet for you but for a fee, so why not take the tips provided and organize your closet. It is not difficult and not really that time consuming. And perhaps by cleaning and organizing your closet you will learn some new things and make it easier the next time around. You will deveop your own techniques and tips to creating an organized closet. These tips can also help you to organize other rooms in your house. Take small steps and one by one you will have a completely organized and clutteless home. Having a clean organized closet is not a fairytale. It can really happen and you can do it yourself in the time period of one weekend.