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Seven Tips To Organize Your Closet

Closet Organizing Tips (300 x 300)Do you have a disorganized closet? If that closet happens to be in your bedroom, we recommend gaining control of that space ASAP! You start and end your day in the closet and if it is disorganized, you’re starting your day and ending your day in chaos.  There is a better way and organizing your closet is possible!

Here are seven steps for organizing your closet. Ready? Set? Go!

1. Empty

You need to empty out the entire closet completely. Completely?  Yes, completely!  As you empty the closet try to keep the items in groups matching like items together.

2. Clean

Now that the closet is empty, take a few minutes to vacuum and dust the shelves and baseboards. It’s nice to start your organization project with a clean slate.

3. Sort

Now, if you didn’t group like items together when you took everything out of the closet you want to begin the sorting. Sort all of the clothing and accessories into categories such as: jackets, pants, shirts, skirts, belts, shoes, and so on. If you have trouble with this, make it easier by sorting into three categories: Tops (shirts, blouses, etc) and Bottoms (slacks, jeans, skirts) and Accessories (shoes, belts, purses).  Note we don’t have a category for mail, books, paper, etc. If possible we want to find storage for those items in another space!

4.   Edit

As you are sorting your items, it is the perfect time to edit out the items that should be donated, mended, cleaned, or consigned.

5.   Replace

Start with one category and return those items back in the closet. We often will group the clothing by color within the category and sometimes by season if space allows.

6. Backward

Replace the hanger ‘backwards’ so the tip of the hanger is facing out. Once you wear the item replace the hanger ‘normally’ so the tip is facing the back of the closet. At the end of the season you’ll know that all the hangers that are still backwards you did not wear.

7. Delivery

Now that you edited your garments, don’t forget to deliver the donations, mending and consignment to the appropriate vendor. Also, if you keep a paper shopping bag in the bottom of your closet, you can edit all year long. Each season drop items into the bag you will no longer fit or that you want to donate. Once the bag is full take it to your favorite clothing charity or consignment store.


Written by

Certified Professional Organizer®, Scott Roewer is founder of The Organizing Agency, a professional organization and productivity company devoted to teaching residential and business clients how to increase productivity, save money, and how to live a more organized and abundant life.

An award winning company, in 2013, The Organizing Agency was once again awarded the Angie’s List Super Service award, in 2012 the National Association of Professional Organizers recognized Scott with its top honor, the Founders’ Award, and later the same year, the U.S. Air Force commended his volunteerism, naming him Joint Base Andrews “Hometown Hero.” For more information on Scott’s team and how they can help you, contact the office online or call us directly at 202-249-8330.



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