It may be time to get that closet of yours organized, and if you’re up for the challenge, we have some great ideas that can help you get it done before the holidays.
Adriane Weinberg is an Organizing & Home Staging Consultant for An Organized Approach in Philadelphia, and she says that she loves organization and helping people achieve it.
“As a professional organizer and member of the National Association of Professional Organizers, I help people get organized at home and work. Closets are a challenge for most people and become black holes. Stuff goes in but never seems to come out. More stuff keeps being added,” says Weinberg.
Weinberg adds that what has worked for her is having only one place for each thing in every one of her closets that way she knows exactly where to put something once she’s finished using it “No stress, drama or wasted time.
Every Day Organization
When you allow yourself to place everything in a specific place, it’s almost inevitable that you end up returning it where it belongs. Part of organization includes having the right cleaning products to perform the cleaning functions needed- at the ready so remember to organize those in an easy to carry caddy that you can easily find and carry from room to room.
Another great idea if you have children in your home is to host a fashion show. You can dress up and go through the things in the closet that may be “show stoppers” and discard those that no longer fit or are old news.
Here are some other tips from Weinberg to help organize a clothes or coat closet
- Label four containers Elsewhere, Donate, Toss, Recycle
- Declutter: Go through every single item and put things no longer wanted in one of the bins
- Group like items such as jeans, slacks, shirts, dresses, footwear
- Sort by color within groups (lightest to darkest) this also gives a rainbow effect
- Sort by type within groups (shirts: sleeveless, short sleeve, long sleeve; footwear: sandals, dress shoes, boots and so on.)
“Returning or adding items where they belong will keep the closet organized forever,” says Weinberg.
The secret of a clean home (most of the time) is that it’s actually well organized. Even if you haven’t gotten around to mopping or dusting your ceiling fans, staying organized and clutter-free will make things much easier when you do have time to deep clean.
Weinberg says that following these tips can ensure your closets stay completely functional with no wasted time searching for things. They’ll look fantastic and stay that way!