How many times have I stood in front of my open closet and proclaimed that I have nothing to wear? Probably way too many to count! I, in fact, do have clothes to wear. The problem was the lack of organization in my closet. So, I made up my mind to jump in and change my closet.
1. Take everything out of the closet! Yes! Everything. Clothing, shoes, purses, scarves, etc. You can not organize what you can not see or what you do not know you have. Once that is done, clean the closet–wipe down the bar, clean the shelving. Closets can hold a lot of allergens and dust that you can not see.
2.Organize by color. Now that the closet is clean, put all colors of similarity together. By doing this you will see what your preference in color is and how much you really have. How else will you know if you have twelve blue shirts and six yellow skirts?
3. Pare down. After organizing the color, pare down. Get rid of things that are outdated, do not fit, or are in bad condition. Part of the clutter problem of today is holding on to things that we should probably let go. Obviously, keep sentimental items but do you really need the halter top from 1997? I didn’t think so!
4. Keep shoe boxes. I keep my shoe boxes and store my shoes in them. I stack them on the top shelf. Taking care of shoes is important and by properly storing them I extending the life of the shoe.
5. Do this annually. Styles change and so do personal tastes. Thank goodness! Keeping closets clean, neat, and organized is easy to do and serves a good purpose.