Threads Tips & Tidbits: Closet Organization
It’s one of the most dreaded spring-cleaning tasks: closet organization. We’ve all been known to put this task off for a few months… sometimes years. But no more! Threads is here to help lighten the load and make this chore a little less stressful. Incorporate these five easy tips to better manage your closet and never fear the looming closet cleaning task again.
Tip #1: Focus on the season
If you’re not looking to totally overhaul your closet, invest your time in the current season. Take any articles of clothing that you won’t be wearing in the spring/summer and box them up for review closer to fall. This will eliminate bulky clothing and free up your wardrobe.
Tip #2: Donate
Pick out the items from this season that you’re confident you won’t be wearing. If you’re comfortable enough to let them go and they’re in good shape, donate them. Local organization accepting donated clothing are usually in need of in-season items. The pieces will surely go to good use.
Tip #3: Utilize all of your space
Look around! Do you have shelving or floor space that can be used? Look into organization systems that can be incorporated:
- Shelf and drawer organizers
- Under the bed bins
- Over the door shoe/accessory organizers
Tip #4: Divide your closet
Determine a side of the closet that you’ll utilize when hanging up recently washed clothes. Always hang fresh garments on this side. At the end of the season, you will be able to visualize how much of your closet you actually wore. Don’t forget about the other side. What items can you hang onto for fall/winter, and what items are now ready to donate to a new home?
Tip #5: Set reminders for yourself
It’s easy to get started on projects like this and let them fall to the wayside. Set reoccurring reminders for yourself in your phone or write them out in your planner. Set aside an afternoon so you can reset your closet for the next season. Set a monthly reminder to do a quick sweep of any untidy activity in your closet or drawers.