- Organizing & Decluttering
Closet Solutions for Your Everyday Problems
The closet is often a problem area in many homes. Too small of a space and difficulty finding what you need when you need it. Here are some closet solutions that can help you with those problems.
Too Much for the Space
It is easy to get too many clothes, too many shoes, too many accessories. It’s never a problem when we buy it. When it gets tricky is when we have to try to fit all of that stuff into a closet that is already overfull. So what’s the answer? Some of it can be solved by proper storage but getting rid of some items needs to also be on the list.
One good closet solution is hangers that can hang more than one shirt or pants. Online stores or specialty organization stores will have these. Having only clothes that are in season hanging up in your closet can help too. Get storage containers for your out of season clothes and store them on the top shelves of your closet or another spot in the home that you will remember.
It is also important to take the time to clean out old clothing and shoes that you no longer wear. Chances are that you tend to wear mostly the same things over and over again. The things that have sat in your closet for a year or more without being worn are simply taking up space. Get rid of them.
Lack of Organization
Once you have your closet cleaned out and have it so that things aren’t crushed together, it is time to get it organized. There are many different ways to do this and the best way for you is the one that works. If you try closet solutions that don’t work for you, don’t be afraid to try something different.
Organizing clothes by type works well for some people. So organize work clothes separate from casual clothes. If you have a specific uniform that you need to wear for work, try storing it at the front of the closet so it is easy to find when you’re rushed to get out the door before your shift. Organizing by type might also mean putting all of the t-shirts in one area, jeans in another, and long sleeve shirts in another.
Another method is to organize by color. Sometimes this has the added effect of making you realize that you tend to buy a lot of the same color. If that’s the case, it sometimes helps to sort them by shades. For example, have all of your blue clothes in the same place but organize them from light blue to navy blue.
Experiment with your closet solutions to see what works for you. If your situation changes like a job change that requires a different wardrobe, don’t be afraid to rearrange your clothes to fit the new situation.