Have you been organizing cupboards, drawers and closets lately? We have too. Here are a few suggestions we have come up with to make the task a bit easier.
Start by decluttering. If you haven’t worn it in a year, maybe it’s time to let it go. There is still a donation bin in the parking lot at Queensdale Market. Decluttering is easily done if you separate your clothing into categories and do each category at a time. This makes the job a little less overwhelming too. Keep the clothing you know you love, make you feel fabulous and wear frequently. Get rid of extra hangers and coordinate your hangers so you have the same. We love the Rubbermaid or Walmart plastic hangers with rubber shoulder flares and trouser bar because things don’t slip off them as easily. Click here for more great tips from MakeSpace.com on decluttering.
Use Shelves and Bins
If your closet isn’t as generous as you’d like, get creative. You can add shelves, bins, hooks and hanging organizers to store items that cannot be hung on hangers.
Utilize a system. Items you use the most, store in the front, on top or at eye level. Least used items go up high, at the bottom or at the back. Maximize your vertical storage space by hanging an over the door shoe rack or installing DIY shelving. Sorting and storing work clothes, formal clothes and casual clothes is also helpful and we like to store clothing based on category too. Check out this link for some clever closet hacks.
Light It Up
Install lighting. This will make it so much easier to find items and put outfits together.
Organize your closet the way the stores merchandize by colour and category.
If you need more decluttering inspo, check out Marie Kondo’s Netflix series. We even found this great Marie Kondo cheat sheet from makespace.com