Secrets to Organizing Your Closet

Published on 2/18/2022

Secrets to Organizing Your Closet

Is your closet in the overflowing stage? Or perhaps it’s just less than tidy. Either way, if you’re in need of a solid closet organization day, we’re here to help. Here are a few tips to keep in mind to get your closet organized and keep it that way. 


Step one is to evaluate the situation. Take all your clothes and belongings out. Sort into three piles: keep, donate, and trash. If there are items you haven’t worn or used in a year or more, a good practical rule is to donate or trash those. Donate anything that’s still in great shape. But go ahead and throw out anything that’s falling apart, ripped, or stained. You don’t want to donate old and ratty items as this just makes more work for the store workers later on. 


After determining your keep pile and what you have to work with, you are ready to start figuring out your plan of organizational attack. If your closet is on the smaller side and part of the overflow issue was not having enough space for everything in general, consider other areas in your home that you could outsource to. Is there space under a bed for a tote of seasonal clothing? What about a closet in another room? Is there a bit of space for a box or two of holiday wrapping supplies or stashes of old photos? Put anything you don’t use regularly up high or stow away under a bed or in your storage unit to free up valuable real estate in your bedroom closet. 

Next, implement smart storage solutions including bins, baskets, hanging organizers and extra shelving in the closet. Adding shelving, a shoe rack or two, or hanging organizers is a great way to optimize space and use every inch that’s available. You’re essentially creating smaller sections in your closet to have a more streamlined system of organization. 

Get Organized: Stay Organized

Last, put all your items back. But put like items together. For example, group jeans together on their own shelf in a hanging organizer and place all sweaters on another shelf. If you create a place for everything, everything has a home to go back to. It’s this system of creating designated homes for every item that will help you stay organized long term. Part of what makes things pile up is not having room on a shelf or in a drawer so it just gets tossed somewhere so we can “get to it later.” But that doesn’t usually happen. This way, all your clothes have a space where they belong, making it easier to find items as well as put them back properly. 

If your closet needs a good overhaul, use these steps as a springboard to get organized. And let us know if you need a storage unit to help mitigate home overflow!