Rarely does my name belong in the same sentence as ”organized” . One place that it does happen (mostly) is in my closet. Having a closet with an organized method makes all the difference in the world when it comes to getting dressed–even if you’re in a hurry!
I have an awesome walk-in closet with shelves for my shoes and sweaters (pictured above) which I’ll be leaving soon when I move to a place with MUCH smaller closets. But that’s OK, you don’t have to have a huge closet to have a method. I think it’s more about making your closet feel like a dressing room and making it work for you!
Here are a few tips for turning your closet into something that feels like a wardrobe! Oo lala!
1. Separate your clothes into categories. For instance, I have my sweaters all folded together, a section for blazers, one for tops, another for pants, and lastly skirts.
2. Organize each section into ROYGBIV, like the rainbow (see the sweater image above). In retail stores, they’ll often arrange pieces this way so that it’s easier to select the color you’re looking for and it’s more visually appealing. This way, when you walk into your closet, it looks beautiful and so you are likely to be more positive about the options you have with the clothes you already own (money saver!) and you also give yourself a bit of a break when “shopping” your closet. It’s easy to see the color options you have in each category, therefore making it much easier to get dressed in the morning.
3. Keep handbags in an organized fashion where each bag is visible. For me, that’s on the shelf above my sweaters. They can each be visible but they aren’t taking up valuable space in easy reach when they aren’t in use. I’ve often found myself wearing the same handbag over and over simply because the other beauties were hidden and I didn’t think about how nicely they would complete the outfit, but arranging them in a place that’s easy to see makes a big difference.
4. Accessories are key to any outfit, which I’m sure you all know. Having them easily accessible and easy to see is key. My Daddy made a necklace holder for me out of a cooling rack and some j-hooks (there is even some ribbon on it–but I think Mama had something to do with that). My necklaces hang for the hooks and when I’m putting an outfit together, I don’t have to rummage around through a tangled mess of necklaces.
These are a few things that have helped me to reorganize and make my closet more fun for me when I got to get dressed each day. I hope it has been helpful. Do you have any tricks to organizing your closet so you know what you have and your clothes work more for you?