Friday, February 13, 2015

The Infamous Closet

Oh, the infamous closet. Oftentimes closet organization stirs feelings of anxiety and countless hours of your valuable time. Or, faces like these…

Closet organization can be a little time-consuming but, it’s one of those things that is instantly worthwhile. Having an organized closet will make your life so much easier.

Tick-tock, tick-tock, times a' wastin! 

Some people use closet organizers to help keep things tidy. This is completely a matter of preference. Some closets seem like they were made for an organizer whereas others shrink as soon as the organizer is installed. So in this area, I leave it up to you to decide if an organizer is the way to go. Personally, I have never used one as I take advantage of the top shelf and often use a shoe organizer below to maximize the space.

Some closet organizers are just perfect, love the baskets on top!
A tool I use to keep my closet in order is separate my clothing in terms of the occasion at which they would be worn. For instance, I keep all coats together, and then dresses/skirts, followed by professional wear and lastly casual wear. Each of these sections is then broke down into pants, tops and sweaters. And this is what I find works best for me. It also helps keep me on time when getting ready in the mornings because I don’t have to waste time looking for that one specific shirt.

Another helpful tip for keeping your closet immaculately organized is to recycle. Recycle what you may ask? Recycle your clothes. Every six to eight months, go through your closet and take out the pieces that you haven’t worn. If you aren’t ready to donate these clothes then pack them up for storage (i.e. under the bed). If you haven’t sought out these stored clothes after two more months, then it’s time to donate them. Your local Salvation Army, Goodwill or charity of your choosing will be happy to take these items off your hands. And chances are, you won’t even miss them.

I know it’s a little tricky to get up the nerve to start sorting through your closet and get a donation pile ready but it’s a necessary step toward getting, and staying, organized. At the start of a new year and then again mid-summer, take an afternoon or an evening to de-clutter your closet.  

Keeping your closet organized will help to keep you organized. 


  1. Giving things away to charity is a good way of getting organized. Can't understand people who keep piles of clothes they can't wear anymore.

  2. I actually love closet/dresser organization! I organize my closet by long sleeves vs. short sleeves, dresses together, and everything by colour too, (#embarrassing?)
    Recycling is so important too (since pieces go in and out of style so quickly). It's also my motto that if I want a new piece, I have to get rid of at least one thing first!

    1. You're asking the wrong person if that's embarrassing haha but, great motto!

  3. I'm too obsessed with sorting my closet by colour than to also sort it into type of clothing too! Super tips though!