How to Organize Your Closet in Just 5 Minutes
The closet is a space that’s often overlooked, but it’s actually one of the busiest spaces in our homes. It’s where we keep our shoes, jackets, backpacks, and other items that we use every day.
But the problem with closets is that they tend to be chaotic places. They’re full of stuff that we rarely use, and it’s easy to forget what’s in there.
To organize your closet, start by removing everything except your clothing. Then, sort through each item and put it into categories based on how you use it. For example, you may group your shoes together, your coats together, and so on.
Once you’ve finished organizing your closet, you can add new items to the appropriate category. For instance, you could add a new pair of shoes to your shoe collection or add a jacket to your coat collection.
If you have more than one closet, make sure to do this process for both closets. You don’t want to end up with two piles of clothes!
1. Remove Everything Except Clothing
Before starting any type of organization project, you should remove all non-clothing items from the closet. This includes purses, wallets, belts, scarves, hats, gloves, jewelry, etc. If these items are still in your closet, they will only cause clutter and confusion when trying to find something later.
2. Sort Through Each Item
After you’ve removed everything from your closet, take out each item and look at it closely.
Do you really need it?
Can you live without it? Is it broken?
Does it fit well enough to wear again?
For example, if you decide not to keep an old sweater because it doesn’t fit anymore, then throw it away. But if you think it might work as a scarf someday, then hang onto it until you find an excellent place to store it.
3. Create Categories Based On How You Use Items
Now that you know which items you’ll need to keep, create categories based on how you plan to use them. For example, you may decide to separate your shoes into three groups: casual, dressy, and athletic. Or maybe you’ll divide your sweaters into four sections: winter, fall/spring, summer, and spring/fall.
You get the idea. The key here is to categorize according to how you plan to use each item. Once you’ve done this, you can easily see what needs to go where.
4. Add New Items To Appropriate Category
When adding new items to your closet, try to remember why you initially decided to keep those items. For example, if you buy a new shirt, does it match anything else in your wardrobe? Did you already own a similar shirt before buying this one?
These questions help ensure that you’re making smart decisions about what goes where. And since you’re creating categories based on how you plan to use each item, you won’t end up with too many duplicates.
5. Repeat Steps 1 – 4 As Needed
As you continue using your closet, you may notice that some items no longer belong in their original categories. In this case, simply move them to another category. Don’t worry; this is perfectly normal.
And once you finish organizing your closet, repeat steps 1–5 as needed. Then, when you’re ready, your closet will be organized and clutter-free. Enjoy!
A Few More Tips…
There’s nothing wrong with having a few extra pieces hanging around in your closet. However, if you have more than 50% of your closet filled with unneeded items, it’s time to clean the house.
If you’d rather avoid doing this yourself, consider hiring a professional organizer. A trained professional will know exactly what to do to avoid unnecessary items while keeping the ones you love. Plus, they’ll also teach you tips and tricks along the way.
To the next phase of organizing.
I took everything out of the closet and sorted it by size. I got rid of a lot of clothes. I have a pile of clothes that I don’t even know what to do with yet. I am planning on selling them online or giving them away. Hopefully, I can sell them and get some cashback.