Though space can sometimes feel very limited, there are still many different ways you can organize your closet. You have many options when it comes to making your closet a happier space — from rearranging the items you have to minimizing the overall amount of what you own by donating clothes and items you no longer want.
“Feature” Your Items by Seasons or Colors
Hangers are perhaps used the most out of any closet item for storing clothes. Featuring what clothes you might wear for the current season is a great way to keep them right at your fingertips. For instance, if it’s summertime, you may want to consider putting your coats away in a storage bin until the weather starts to cool down again, and only hang up the items that you will be wearing the most often. Rearranging your featured seasonal clothes according to color is another idea that you may want to consider. This way you avoid fumbling through unnecessary items if you know you’re in a certain mood or are looking to wear something for a specific outing.
Drawers and organizer bins are two popular ways to keep items handy yet out of the way. If the drawer or bin is not transparent, you may want to consider labeling what items they contain. Drawers are a nice way to keep clothes folded while taking up less space. Drawers are best for easy-access clothing items and accessories without the clutter, while organizer bins are ideal to hold your out-of-season items.
How to Better Organize Your Shoes
Your clothes and accessories are organized, but what about your shoes? Shoes are must-have items that can easily take up way too much space in your closet. Thankfully, there are simple solutions to keep them out of the way while still being easy to access. You might want to consider getting a shoe organizer. These come in many styles, shapes and sizes, and most of them can fit nicely within a closet. If this isn’t an option for you, then simply line your shoes up on the floor of your closet, as out-of-the-way as possible. One nifty tip is to stack one shoe on top of the other. This will take up only half the space than if you have them side by side!
When It’s Time to Cut Back, Donate
There are many different ways to tell whether the amount of items you own is just too much. One of the major signs is if you’re feeling overwhelmed with the amount you have. If you run out of closet space and become flustered about where to place your items, perhaps you should consider donating some of your items to a good cause. There are people out there who will actually wear your donated clothes and shoes, even if you’re not using them anymore. By donating items you rarely find yourself wearing anymore, you will not only be helping others, you will be helping yourself as well. Cutting back on the amount of items you own will give you that much more room to expand with the upcoming season’s latest fashion. It’s a great way to make more space, and chances are you’ll never miss the items that you donate.
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