After recently moving to a new house (our first home purchase actually) it became apparent that this would be an amazing time to reorganize and streamline my closet space. Most of the closet organizing tips I’ve read say to start by taking everything out of your closet and throwing it on the bed - moving is also a great time to reorganize because you’re already working with a clean slate! Let’s put my closet together from start to finish using some tips I’ve gathered over the years!
Let me preface this by saying I have a LOT of clothing in my drawers. I also need to share this closet space with my husband so I am working to only hang those items that are absolutely necessary to hang so there is enough space for his clothes too - the rest will be in my dresser drawer space.
Okay, let’s get started!
1. Start with matching hangers and limit the number
This was one of my favorite tricks I was taught recently: decide how many hanging pieces you are going to keep, buy that many hangers, hold yourself accountable for only keeping that many pieces in your closet. If you start to overwhelm your closet with too many items, it’s time to purge! This has helped me SO much. My closet looks streamlined, organized, and I know I am only keeping the best of the best items in my closet! Donating, selling, or consigning unused clothes will feel so good, too! For this closet reset, I chose black velvet hangers because I find those are best for non-slip + I like the way they look in my white closet!
2. Organize by style, then color
Yes, organize by style, THEN color. This is a pretty basic closet system, especially if you’ve watched any of the great home organizing shows, but it’s key to making your closet look aesthetically pleasing! Take the time to hang clothes like this (trust me!!) and continue to put things back in the same place after each wear. Getting dressed is easier, more streamlined, and you never lose anything! I organize by category first (jackets, sweatshirts, shirts/blouses, vests, skirts, jumpsuits, dresses), then I organize each category by color, usually in rainbow order. It looks beautiful. This makes looking for your “red blazer” or “blue floral top” quick and easy!
As a space saver, I also organize my shoes in two bins. One for boots and one for sneakers and sandals. I don’t have the space to have each shoe lined up and separate so this is a great way to keep a small closet organized - it works!
I also have an upper shelf just for bags and purses. I also put them in color order. This order helps me find things more quickly! Trust me, when everything has a place and that order makes sense - it’s so much easier to get dressed!
3. Add a little personal touch
Once everything is in its rightful place, it’s time to add a little flare! I love to add a little special touch to my closet…something that sparks some joy…extra points if it’s functional! For me, that piece is the blue planter from the previous Decocrated Spring 2021 box. I love this piece…I love it even more with this faux lavender in it! chefs kiss It is working double time for me too because it’s helping me keep my handbags and purses upright, like a bookend. How cute right? It’s the perfect final touch!
So what do you think, are you ready to tackle your own closet now? You can do it!
About the Author
Becca is in her early 30’s and lives just outside Seattle with her husband, whom she met on Tinder (crazy right!?), and her two kids Macey and Harrison. Life is pretty full with two young kids but in her “free time” Becca loves a good mani-pedi, a hike with her family in the beautiful Pacific Northwest, or a day-date to bubble tea with her daughter. You can find her on Instagram here: www.Instagram.com/drivingmissmacey or her blog: www.drivingmissmacey.com.