When I saw the cabinets go up one by one, I was giddy with the thought of fixing it up! Naturally, you have to have a good inventory of the things you have to start cooking up a plan on how your going to organize your things. But one of the most important aspect to before you start planning and organizing is, PURGING!
Yes, I purged a total of 4 bins of clothes, shoes and bags all together. Some went to family & friends whom I know will appreciate them, others went to "Good ol' will" and the others, I sold on EBAY ( just to let you in on how much stuff I have, I sold $1300 worth of stuff on EBAY)!
Let's start with the Clothing Organization shall we?
|Hang shirts by Color|
|Separate them out in Categories|
|This KOMPLEMENT Pull-out Pants Hanger is a really good thing to have in a closet|
There are other Pant organizers out there, this is what I found from REV - A -SHELF...
|You can check this out HERE|
It's also given, that folding your clothes neatly is very important. For order, and just because it looks NICER!
|I absolutely love these sliding shelves|
For our closet, I added these 2 different types of basket/bin behind each folded pile. One, so we can put in things that we've used already and will use again soon, and two, for extra storage later on, since our shelves are deep (22"Depth), we have the space to do so.
Inside the drawers, to avoid digging, it is very important to see what you have, so I fold it this way...
|Long-sleeved shirts and leggings and jogging pants folded nice and neat|
I hung my dresses by length. Shorter ones nearer and longer ones, further.
You also have to think of other things in your closet other than clothes. Like where to store your hangers...
|I have a small basket under my dress cabinet for this purpose|
... and a hamper inside your closet is good thing, but since I prefer our dirty clothes piling up in our big hamper in the bathroom, I have a very small one here in the form of a basket...
It would also be great if you had a Valet to get you ready right?
|I'm not talking about Mr. Bates ;-P|
I'm talking about this...
|Valet Rod - those 3 circular rings above|
.. where you can hang clothes you want to prepare in advance. ;-)
There are other versions like this...
I also organized our undergarments in the drawers too. Here's an example of how I did ours...
|I rolled up small items like panties and briefs similar to this too|
Hew! I hope I didn't tire you out with this post. I know that most of this stuff I wrote here, you already know, but I thought I might just remind you of it!
Not all of us can re-do our closets right away, but keeping things organized is a great way to start on that path!
So, what do you think? Any tips you have when it comes to organizing clothes? Please, do share, I'd love to know!
Next time, I'll tackle my other love - PURSE ORGANIZATION!
Have a Great Weekend!