POSTED: 10.02.2012

Organize Your Closet

TOPICS: Home Organizing

Have you organized your closet recently? Fall and Spring are ideal times to organize your clothes. I did our annual closet organizing and carried off SIX bags to charity! Now if I can find “donations,” you can, too!
My Facebook pages show the Donating steps in Pictures!

What’s the Fastest Way to Organize a Closet?
Here are 4 Steps you can do right away. I did mine on a Saturday morning.
Step #1 – Get Ready to Organize
Make your bed so you have a flat surface to do any necessary sorting. Designate a bag or box for “giveaway” clothes, plus two others for “fix” and “dry clean.” Now get ready to organize your closet by hanging categories together – blouses, trousers, skirts, dresses, etc.

Step #2 – Sort Hanging Clothes

Sort one section a day or sort it all on a weekend. Start at one end of the closet rod and sort the hanging clothes. Pull out each item and ask yourself these two questions:
1. Do I like this?
2. Do I wear it?
If the answer is no, place the item in your “giveaway” box. If the answer is yes, then rehang the clothes by categories, such as long-sleeved tops, short-sleeved tops, slacks, and jackets.
Step up your organization by arranging each section from dark colors to light colors, like a rainbow. Often you will find too many of the same color or style, so keep the best and let go of the rest.

Step #3- Match Your Hangars
Finish by using matching hangers about one inch apart. Race the front of the clothing items toward you so you can easily see what it looks like. Place your most used items closest to you.

Step #4- Deliver the Rest and Keep Your Best!
The most important step is to bag up and deliver to charity all the things you’ve weeded out! This must happen the same day to leave the house. Otherwise you’ll be tempted to put it down the hall or in the garage and it will never leave you. It must go to another very worthy person right away.

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