With the New Year here, I am sure many of you have goals/resolutions/tasks/jobs set for yourself to complete.
One job I started working on is cleaning out my closet.
This entails pulling anything out of my closet that is on the floor and sorting through the pile, as well as looking throughand sorting each clothing item that is hanging up.
What made this task a little bit better….having a friend there to help sort and share her opinion on clothing!
I tried many things on.
If I wasn’t sure about it, I tried it on.
If I liked it but my friend wasn’t sure, I tried it on.
If I haven’t worn it in a long time, I tried it on.
There were a few items where my friend didn’t even say a word, I could just tell by the look on her face that she didn’t like something.
So to the consign/Goodwill pile it went.
Honestly, I still have a mess. The final product has yet to be seen. 🙂
Some tips I have picked up along the way or things that I just do….
1. Use hangers that are all the same color/style.
For some reason, I feel that having white hangers helps make things more organized.
2. Look at each piece of clothing.
Make sure there aren’t any missing buttons or something else wrong with the item.
Also, if your pants or shirt could use a quick press, pull out your iron and ironing board.
3. Group clothing by type, then by color.
Some people organize their clothes by color only, I like to group mine by type as well.
Camis, tank tops, dress shirts, plain tshirts, long-sleeved shirts, Iowa State clothing, pants/jeans, dresses, casual tshirts.
4. Every few months, I hang my clothes with the hanger going the wrong way.
This way, after another few months, if the hanger is still the wrong way, that means I haven’t worn it…..so I should get rid of it.
I will admit, I use to have a hard time with that. But now, I’m ready to clean stuff out!
5. Put dryer sheets on my shelves, to keep my closet smelling nice.
Who doesn’t want a closet that smells good?
What tips/suggestions do you have for cleaning out and organizing your closet?
I’ll share my completed closet next month, as well as any tips you have to share.
So until then, grab a friend, and help each other clean out and organize your closets!