Prep your closet for spring by following this checklist to ensure your clothes are organized. A fully organized closet efficiently uses the space you have and makes getting dressed fast and easy!
- The best way to start is to giveaway or toss any items that you haven’t worn in the last year, pieces that no longer fit or anything that is damaged.
- Try to arrange your closet by season. If you don’t have enough room for all your clothes in your closet, plan to store off-season clothing elsewhere. Leave items you wear frequently and those in-season only in your closet.
- Fold sweaters or other pieces that may stretch out of shape on a hanger. When organizing the folded clothing, place heavier items at the bottom. Also, try to arrange garments by function (ie. tees together, cardigans together, turtlenecks in one pile and etc.) If your closet does not have shelves, you can buy canvas shelves that attach to a rod for convenience.
- Jeans can be organized a few different ways. Choose the best storage for your jeans based on the number of jeans you have to store, the amount of space for them and if you prefer to hang or fold the jeans.
Organizing Jeans Options:
a) Fold them in stacks. Arrange by style (skinny, flare, cropped) or by wash (light, dark). If you really want to be super organized, you can label each stack of jeans. This helps when you are in a rush and don’t have time to unfold every jean to find the one you are looking to wear.
b) Hang them on hangers like trouser pants. To save room you can always hang two pairs of jeans per hanger, if needed.
c) Store jeans in a drawer. Try stacking them sideways so you can see every pair.
- Store belts, bags and scarves on hooks that can be attached to the inside of your closet door or in containers. Label the containers and put the things you use less frequently on higher shelves.
- Shoes can be stored on a shoe rack that sits on the floor, in see-through plastic boxes or in their original shoeboxes labeled or with photos of them stapled to the box to easily identify the pair.