As the Fall season settles in, and heavy clothing comes out of storage and into your closet, there will surely be a need to organize to clear up some space for those coats and jackets. And even though there are lots of clutter clearers that you can buy out there, here are five tried and true tips that will help you keep your closet organized, no matter how big (or small) it is.
- Assess and Augment. Look at your wardrobe and assess which items of clothing you'll definitely need. Consider the weather outside for the coming months and put into storage ones that will be too light for the cool breeze.
- In, Out & In Again. Make sure to keep in mind where you put your stuff, whether they may be socks or your favorite tie. Returning items back to where you got them (in some cases how you got them), keeps your closet organized at all times. This tip, even though obvious and very simple, makes navigating your closet extremely easy.
- Return & Reuse. Remember to bring along those hangers that your dry cleaners give you when you take in clothes. Not only are you helping the environment, but you're also making sure clutter doesn't abound in your closet.
- Keep it clear. Regardless of the size of your closet, keeping your floors clear means that you can see it, and nothing is just thrown in there lying around nonchalantly. This trick also prevents dust from seeping into your clothes.
- Fix what's broken. If your hanger is broken, replace it. If your tie clips and scarf hooks are a mess, then maybe it's time to take them down and find an alternative. Keeping your organizers fully functional not only makes you less irritated in the morning when you're getting ready for work, but it also ensures you just don't throw your things in a pile somewhere.