Ladies, it is time for me to dive in and organize my closet. It all started when I couldn’t find a top. You know the one, the perfect one that manages to always look on fleek whether you are having a killer day or you pulled yourself together in two seconds? THAT top went missing. *tear*
After scouring through my closet, I realized not only had it dropped back into the void somehow, but I had to remove sixteen items of clothing to get to it. SIXTEEN, really? It’s time to pull up my big girl panties and organize this closet so I can find all my fav pics. If you need to do a little closet restructuring, this is the post for you!
5 Tips To Organize Your Closet
Grab Your BFF
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If you are doing a big clean, you need backup! Your BFF will tell you honestly that “girl, you should get rid of that one.” Sorting through everything will be much more fun if you and your BFF are laughing at that old Halloween costume in the back of the closet. Promise her chocolate, it will be worth it.
Take Out Everything You Own
Srsly, you will never make it to the crème de la crème of your wardrobe if you don’t start at the bottom. Dig out every last piece including that lime green one you know you should have thrown away two years ago. It is time to take out EVERYTHING!
Sort The Easy Stuff First
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Some of the items you need to sort will be easy. Sort as many of these items as you can in the beginning. It will totally give you a burst of cleaning energy, and you will feel like you’ve made a dent in the project. This will end with a large pile on the floor. Items on the chopping block include:
- Clothes that are too small
- Stretched out clothes
- Anything with holes, snags, or stains that won’t come out
- What was I thinking?
Keep, Sell, Donate
Now is where we start getting down to the nitty-gritty. Sort all the remaining items into three piles of keep, sell and donate. Encourage your BFF to raid those sell and donate piles, you know that red sweater will look fab on her even though it is too long on you. In the end, you’ll feel better knowing some of your items will bring a little cash to your wallet or go to a good cause.
Use The One Year Rule
If a couple items are stopping the train, try using the one year rule. Did you wear the item in the past year? Also, ask yourself if the item is part of your current style. Would you buy that top right now if you were shopping? If you are still holding strong, try creating three outfits with the item from the keep pile. If you are still waffling after this process, toss it and make sure your best friend holds you to the decision.
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Put Everything Where You Can See It
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Here is where we finish off this project. I would start by putting as many items as you can on hangers so you can see everything. Bulky or stretchy knits can be folded in stacks that make sense or put in decorative baskets turned on their sides. Don’t forget to use the back of the door to store shoes or other small accessories. Congratulate yourself and vow to wear those fab boots you forgot you had stat.