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  • Elizabeth Warren

Organize My Closet

It is said that we only wear 20% of our wardrobe 80% of the time. Organizing your closet by sorting, editing, and then arranging your clothes is a great way to make your closet more efficient and will help you wear more of your clothes!

The first step is to prepare. This is a good project for when you have a couple of hours and you are in the right mindset to tackle the project. You don’t want to leave this half done or in a worse state because you run out of energy. So, make sure you are well-rested and have had something to eat.

You can purchase hangers so that everything is put back after you're done. I suggest felt hangers for most tops, wooden hangers for heavier sweaters or coats, and pants hangers with clips for all different types of pants.

Take out every item in your closet and categorize it. Pants in one pile, blouses in another, and blazers in another. You get the idea. Stay focused and do not stop to admire something you haven’t seen in awhile. Just get those clothes separated into their own category.

This is a good time to clean the closet; wipe it down, vacuum, and even paint if it needs it. Adding more shelving and hanging could be done now too.

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Next, review each clothing item one category at a time. If you have not worn it in a year and it does not fit it is a potential item to edit from your wardrobe. Create three piles; items to keep, items to donate, and items to throw away. Once you get through one category, hang them on the new hangers and allocate a place in your closet for them.

Once you have sorted, edited, and allocated a space for each item, you can take it one step further. You can begin to arrange the clothes in each category by color from light to dark (or dark to light). This way you can easily spot an item and it will be easier to keep it organized.

If you have a great experience with that project, you can move on to your dresser drawers (unless they were already in your closets) and your shoes!

Once you have discarded your throwaway pile, you will have left just your donations. These can go to the Salvation Army, Goodwill, a thrift store, or to a friend.

You are done!


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