Most of us don’t like cleaning out our closets but we want them to look just like these gorgeous closet photos all the time. To make room for your fall and winter sweaters and keep the clothes and accessories you love easy to find, now is the perfect time to give it a try.
Donate, Fix, Up-Cycle or Pitch It!
We all have those outfits we know would fit if we lost or gained 10 pounds or the pile of mending we push to the back with all good intentions but it just never gets done. Don’t keep the reminders around, either drop those things off at the seamstress, up cycle them or donate to a worthy cause. You can have a yard sale, take them to a consignment store or host a clothing swap in your home with your friends and neighbors. Facebook now also has a plethora of online yard sales like this one in Parker and this one in Southlands. It turns out these are also a great way to meet your Colorado neighbors.
The first thing to do is get out a donate box, a toss it box and a fix it box.
Go through your closet and meticulously look at a piece of clothing, have you worn it in the last year? Is it worn out? ripped? stained? if so you aren’t going to wear it outside of the house no matter how great it used to look on you so get rid of it! You have a great black skirt with a broken zipper so take it to a seamstress and get it back in circulation, you’ll feel better when you do.
Organizing expert Julie Morgenstern at “House Beautiful” suggests Setting Up Zones
The best way to organize your walk-in (or any) closet is to set it up into zones according to function, based on the unique way you think about your wardrobe. For example, when you are getting dressed, do you think first in terms of occasion (work clothes, weekend clothes, evening clothes) or first by garment type (i.e. dress, suit, skirt, blouse), or first by season? Arrange your clothes accordingly — creating a section for each category, based on the way you think. Within each section, arrange the clothes by color. This creates a pleasing aesthetic, and makes it much easier to assemble outfits.
Don’t forget to make it pretty
You know how great it feels when you get everything cleared out of your space so why not go that extra step and do something fun in your closet. Hang a pretty picture or a decorative jewelry organizer, paint it a fun color and buy matching hangers so everything lines up nicely.
Baskets & decorative boxes will make your closet space really pop, you can even label them with cute chalk paint labels or these free printable labels. You might not have an expansive closet like the one pictured above but look at this adorable tiny closet we pinned. Bright colors and pretty accessories make all the differences.
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