3 Steps to Organize Your Closet

3 Steps to Organize Your Closet

Do you have a closet full of clothes and nothing to wear? Then it’s time for a closet makeover!

Learn how to dress well and stretch your closet with what you have by following these three steps. You’ll feel like a new person after your closet makeover!

Step 1. Hanging Clothes

Work intentionally from left to right on the hanging rods.
* Hang jackets, blouses, slacks, etc. together by sections. Organize from dark to light.
* Pull out each hanger and ask, “Do I like this and do I wear it?” Keep if yes to both.
* Place excess items in 3 labeled piles: Giveaway, To Fix, and Dry Clean.
* Use matching hangers in white plastic, wood, or velvet to give everything a clean, crisp look. Space hangers 1 inch apart.

The clothes in your closet should be all your favorites where you can find them. The “so-so” items are passed on to someone else who can use them. The fewer, well-chosen outfits you have the better you will dress!

Step 2. Floor Space

Clean up and clear out floor clutter until it’s neat and spacious.
* Pull everything out and vacuum (wash) the floor.
* Line up all the shoes from dressy to casual and dark to light.
* Place shoes back that you use, donate unused shoes, store out of season shoes in boxes on top shelving or under the bed.
* Place a clothes hamper and a donation bag/box in the closet. Continuously drop in donation items as you dress each day.

Step 3. Shelf Space

Pull everything out and dust or wash down the shelves.
* Hold up each clothing item and ask, “Do I like this and do I wear it?
* If the answer is “yes,” fold it with a smooth rounded “Decorative Edge” forward.
* Stack items by categories: sweaters, T-shirts, lounging wear, sportswear, etc.
* If storing shoes or other clothing, place those in matching labeled boxes.

Place extra items in your Donation bag. Double check if there is anything you are not using and continue to donate.

Finish up by donating all you can within 24 hours, repair buttons or seams that need it, and dry clean those spots away.

“Perhaps in no other area are we more tempted to keep unused things than with clothes. Listen, let’s quit dreaming. Give it to the Salvation Army. Let them find the perfect person.”
–Sandra Felton, President and Founder Messies Anonymous

Organize Your Closet Like a Pro

Do You Have Closet Chaos?

Do you want a closet that looks nice and makes it easy to get dressed every morning?

The “Organize Your Closet Like a Pro” course will show you exactly how to organize your closet so you can find what you need, take the guesswork out of what to wear, and walk out the door looking your best each day. Don’t stress another minute trying to get dressed . . . get it organized like a Pro!



  1. Kat November 3, 2011 at 5:07 pm - Reply

    I have three sizes of clothes thinking I’ll get back into them some day. This article gave me the nudge I needed to get going. Thanks.

  2. Carla March 19, 2012 at 8:13 pm - Reply

    Overwhelming prospect. However, I am on spring break at this time, and cleaning out my closet is one of the goals I stated that I wanted to complete.

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