If you have a closet full of clothes yet nothing to wear, shopping is not the solution. Experts reveal that your closet play an important role in giving you some outfit inspirations and a great style. So before going shopping for new trendy pieces, take time to purge your closet first so you’ll get fresher ideas on how to create stylish outfit combinations with ease. Keep on reading for 6 closet organizing tips from experts.
- Your goal should be to remove the clutter, not create more storage space.
Women who think they’re disorganized always run out and start buying baskets, containers, and hooks to make their closet more organized. However, those new containers just end up adding to your clutter. Instead of creating more storage space to make all your clothes fit, aim to remove the clutter first then make it fit to your existing closet. If you have a minimal style, think of sorting your clothes according to color so it’ll be easier for you to create monochromatic outfits. On the other hand, if you have a creative style and fond of graphic print outfits, make them visible in your closet so you’ll know when to wear them.
- Create rules about what you’re keeping and what you’re discarding.
In your closet, you can decide to give away any clothing that’s not your current size or needs to be repaired. If the ensemble is a classic one like a chic sweater or a pleated skirt, take them to a tailor if you still love them as their timeless look can serve you for years. However, some trendy outfits you’ve bought but are now out of fashion can be tossed.
- Create piles to make your closet organization faster.
When organizing your closet, you should sort everything into piles. This includes what to keep, repaired, tossed, give away, as well as seasonal clothes that need to be packed away. According to an expert, you may even place your unworn clothes in “marinating” pile. Pack up the marinating items, and label the box with a date that’s six months to a year later. If you never open the box before that date, you can safely discard those items.
- Don’t hold on to a piece for sentimental reasons.
If you’re keeping something that doesn’t fit in your closet for sentimental reasons, recognize it’s the memory you cherish, not the item. You may take a picture of it and give it away to someone who actually has space for it who will love it. This way, you can still hold on to memories but let go of the actual clothes you’re not wearing.
- Go into your closet today and hang everything backward.
Once you wear something, hang it the normal way. A year from now, if you still have some things still hanging backward, you’re obviously not wearing them, so think of wearing them or getting rid of them. Also, you may think of switching to one type of hanger. If you have varying kinds, they’re not the same height and you can’t see everything as well. By doing this, it will be easier for you to create outfit combinations with pieces that perfectly match.
- Don’t procrastinate.
If you postpone things that take a few minutes, it adds up and suddenly you’re looking at several hours to clear your clutter. By heeding these tricks, you’ll be able to organized your closet and create endless outfits that will make you look and feel great.