Why not make the most of time spent indoors by tackling a few projects around the house? Most of us wish we had the time to do a proper closet organization; here’s our chance. This is the perfect spring task for when you have a few free moments and a bit of extra energy: open the windows, let the sunlight pour in, and get ready to improve your space!
Tackle One Section At A Time
We recommend that you work on one section of your closet at a time, whether that’s a drawer, a shelf, or hanging storage. Depending on how much stuff you have and how big the job is, this is the safest approach; you can make progress in stages without kicking up too much of a mess in the process. If you pull everything out at once you may find you don’t have the time or energy to finish in one session, it can easily become overwhelming. If you work methodically and tackle one area at a time, you’ll be able to clean and organize more thoroughly and efficiently, and you can see how much progress you’ve made.
Create “Action” Piles As You Go
Often the reason our closets become disorderly in the first place is because we’re holding onto items that require an action to be done. We might have clothes that need to be repaired, dry-cleaned, laundered, or ironed. We may have outgrown or worn out certain items; others never quite fit well and require tailoring or should be donated so someone else can use them. As you work through the sections of your closet, create piles as you go: clean, repair, and donate are a good place to start.
Use Coordinating Hangers
You can squeeze so much extra space out of any closet just by having the right hangers. Using slim ones frees up room for you to hang more items overall or you can enjoy a more curated, shop-like feel where every piece of clothing has some breathing space around it. Matching hangers also help to pull the look of your closet together; they reduce visual clutter and lend a calm, orderly feel to the space.
Organize Items By Category
This is the trick behind the most serene and inviting, put-together closets: like goes with like. Tops hang together, as do pants, and skirts. Some are also organized according to colour, working their way from light to dark. Within these categories you can micro-organize further: tanks could be followed by tees, then by 3/4 sleeves, and long sleeves, etc. The biggest benefit of this approach is that not only does it look great, you can easily see what you have of each type of clothing at a glance.
Use Prime Real Estate Wisely
One of the easiest ways to make your closet ultra-efficient is to keep the items you wear the most front and centre. Give them the prime real estate so that it’s easy to grab everything you need quickly when you’re getting ready. You can store other pieces that are used less often above, below, and beside these key items. That way, everything is still close at hand, but you’re not having to rummage around through everything you own to get to your everyday wear when you’re in a hurry.
We hope we’ve provided some inspiration and motivation for you to tackle that closet overhaul! There is nothing quite like the feeling of starting fresh, which you can accomplish with a thoughtfully organized space. Thanks for reading and don’t forget to follow the Marina Homes blog for more great home organization tips.