Looking for ways to stay busy and entertained while you’re at home? We have just the thing! Spend the day being productive and clean out your closet. We know this can feel like a daunting task, but there are so many ways to make it fun! Here are our five steps to a more organized closet!
Step #1: Set A Goal
It’s always best to start with a goal in mind! What’s your main objective? Is it cleaning out styles you no longer love, color coordinating your closet, or sorting by season? No matter what your main goal is, keep it in mind as your organize! Once you figure that out, all that’s left to do is turn on your favorite music and start organizing! And don’t forget to set time limits to schedule out breaks.
Step #2: Empty the Closet
If you’re anything like us, it’s been a while since we emptied out the closet. Pull everything out — from shoes to handbags. It will make it much easier to organize and will give you a full-picture view of your space so you can decide what will go where.
Step #3: Create Your Piles
Now it’s time to separate! Grab your colorful sticky notes and pens and make piles — keep, donate, sell, toss! Organize your clothes and accessories into these pile categories. We know…this is the hardest part. But we have a way to make it so much easier! Ask yourself these three questions:
- Have you worn it in the past year?
- If given the chance, would you buy it again?
- Does this fit me or fit my style?
- Completely unsure? Phone a friend! Ask your significant other or besties what they think of the item!
Step #4: Clean The Closet
Grab your vacuum and gloves — it’s time to clean! Wipe down the walls, dust the shelves, and vacuum the floors. Hint, hint: use a carpet cleaner for an extra scent boost! Or light a candle while you clean!
Step #5: Organize by Article of Clothing & Hang It All Up!
Last but not least, separate by article of clothing or color — whichever makes more sense to you — and hang everything back up! Keep sneakers together, and line your purses up by size and shape. Don’t forget to take a step back to admire your work! Not sure where to start? No problem! This is how we organize our closets…
- Separate sections of clothes by style — tank tops, short-sleeve shirts, long-sleeves, sweaters, sweatshirts, dresses, and more.
- Within each section, separate the style by color. Start with the darkest color and move to the lightest!
- Hang each section up according to season. We like to go from hot to cold!
- Voila! Your closet is officially color-coded and organized by style!
Bonus Step: Make it a Family Affair
If you really want to take the closet cleaning up a notch, get the whole fam involved! You can even turn it into a game for a little extra happy. Each member of the family can organize their closet, and whoever has the most organized one gets a prize! This is a great way to have fun with the process and get everyone involved.
Let this be a time for you to get organized. Your closet (and your future self) will thank you! Stay healthy, and don’t forget — we’re all #inthistogether.