Time for a Closet Makeover

Written by creatingyourspace on . Posted in Hints, Tips and Advice

Are your closets as cluttered and discouraging as this one? You can change this with a few afternoons of time and a minimal investment.

The first part is the scariest. Take everything out of your closet and sort it into categories. Some things may need mending or ironing. You may find that others belong in the give-away pile or even in the trash bin. Be brutal.

Once that job is done, take a look at your closet space. Are you using all of the room as effectively as possible? Many people ignore the potential of vertical space. Take a look at this woman’s closet. At least three feet of space has been wasted under the lowest line of her clothes. Replace that dead space with shelves for shoes, a laundry bin or a low chest of drawers. Suddenly that room has value and your closet has additional storage.

Once you’ve re-organized your closet’s storage capability, take the time to decide what categories will work best for you when it comes to your wardrobe. This can vary with your lifestyle. For example, if you wear suits to work, you may want to have a section focused on professional suits, skirts, jackets and blouses. This will make it easier to select your outfits for work every morning. Sorting by color or type of clothing can also work.

Once you’re finished, step back and admire your work. This may have required an investment of time and possibly money, but your return in increased serenity and ease every time you select what clothes to wear is well worth it. And for additional inspiration, take a look at how happy this man is with his well-organized closet.

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