Our closets are very private places. When company comes over, it is where we toss our clutter. It is where we store our luggage, our kid’s outgrown clothes, or even a spare coffee maker. It is, however, for most women, the only place in the entire home that is truly ours. For that reason alone, we should treat our closets as the sacred spaces they are.
Here are some quick tips for you to show some love to your closet:
1. Know that may of the closets you seen are Pinterest are not real. Give yourself some grace.
2. Your closet, like your kitchen, should have zones: tops, bottoms, sweaters, shoes, scarves, hats, etc.
3. Hang your pants by the cuff, upside down. This gives you more room at the top, where clothes are most likely to get congested.
4. Fold all knits. This will save you the heartache of puckered shoulders and misshapen clothes.
5. Turn all clothes in the same direction. Your clothes should face the way you typically look at them.
6. Use one type of hanger. Simply having all white hangers can make more of a difference than you can imagine. It is pleasing to the eye, making it easier to choose what to wear.
7. Hang tops high and bottoms low. This makes it easier to mix and match tops and bottoms.
8. Place your most used items where you can most easily reach them.
9. When hanging tops, only button the top button (versus all of them). This makes it easier to get clothes on and off the hangers.
10. Do not store anything long term in the plastic dry cleaner bags. This can ruin the clothes and odds are you are keeping them in the bags for protection. Instead use fabric garment bags.
11. Store matching outfits (think 2-part dresses or suits) together, in the area of your closet that will accommodate long dresses and coats.
12. Color code using the ROY G BIV (red, orange, yellow, green, blue, indigo, violet) format. It helps you find clothes faster when all of the black shirts are in the same place. It also makes it so much easier to put clothes away.
13. Change your shoes with the seasons. Store your boots in the summer and sandals in the winter, getting them out of the mix and giving you more room.
14. Store your shoes where you can see them. No one likes to buy shoes only to forget you own them while they collect dust in a box on a too high or too low shelf.
These are some easy things you can do that cost very little or no money at all. Good luck!