How to Organize Your Closet for Success and Simplicity
For some people, closet organization can feel impossible to maintain. Why? Some people have a tendency to buy too many things. Others lack the discipline to put things back where they came from. And yet others are children who “clean their room” by shoving everything into that closet. Be careful when you open the door!
Are you wondering why your organized closet never seems to stay that way? Here are seven reasons why your closet organization has fallen to pieces.
Your Clothes Don’t Fit.
At some point, this happens to everyone at least once. Whether you are a new mama who just went through an entire body change bringing a human into this world or someone who decided to take their health into their hands. Whatever the reason is, you have clothes hanging in your closet or shoved on a shelf that doesn’t quite fit anymore.
These items are taking up precious storage space that belongs to a wardrobe that is supporting you today. It’s time to ditch those items, don’t you think?
Your Clothes are Out of Season.
In Denver, CO seasons fluctuate; so do the clothes we wear during those seasons. If it’s mid-summer and bulky sweaters are taking up prime real estate, it’s time to rethink your closet structure. A clean closet also supports you in the season you are in.
The easiest way to maintain your closet organization throughout the year is to shift your items seasonally. Whether you move them from the back of the closet to the front or tuck them away in bins during the off-season, you will maintain a space that supports your seasonal style.
You Are Missing Essential Outfit Pieces
Do you have a favorite skirt, but none of your shirts work with it? Maybe you have the perfect going-out outfit, but you can't find the right accessory. When pieces are missing to complete your look, it can become frustrating. Results? Discarded clothes on the floor or haphazardly hanging in your closet as you tirelessly try on new options that might match.
You Need to Do Laundry or Dry Cleaning.
Have you seen the memes or tweets that float around poking fun at piles of laundry scattered around the house? Unfortunately, this is a reality for many households. And if you’ve got piles in baskets, on the floor, or littering your closet, chances are it is a disorganized mess.
Regularly doing laundry or visiting the dry cleaners and then putting your clothes away immediately will eliminate the burden of laundry piles.
Poor Planning and Time Estimation.
Closet disorganization, like many disorganized spaces in your home, tends to stem less from being a “messy person” and more from poor time and energy management. Creating better energy management habits will seep into the various spaces of your home and areas of your life.
Instead of rushing through your morning routine, consider shifting your morning prep right before bed. Pre-planning your outfits will help you save the time and energy needed for other morning routines. Also, you’ll unknowingly maintain a clean closet because you’ll spend less time tossing items around to find the right outfit for the way.
Mismanaged Closet Storage.
You have all the necessary components for proper closet storage, but you are mismanaging them. We see this all the time. It’s easy to see a space and be blinded by your one perspective. The benefit of hiring a professional organizer? They’ll come in with fresh eyes and an ingenious perspective that helps your closet organization fall into place.
Your Lifestyle Has Shifted.
A lifestyle shift is a big reason closets can feel disorganized, especially post-Covid. Since the pandemic, major lifestyle shifts have resulted in falling out of love with your closet. Maybe your body has changed, or you used to work in an office with a dress code, and now you work from your home office. Those wardrobe selections are going to be vastly different.
Understanding how to dress for the present and ditch the items that do not support your current lifestyle is necessary for maintaining your clean closet.
Closet organization isn’t always a personal problem; sometimes your unkempt closet comes from the size of the space, the items within, and lacking the know-how to create a truly organized space. Isolating the root of your closet problems will help you implement solutions that stick. Here are some closet organization ideas to help you solve your chaos closet.
If one of your problems is lack of space, these small closet organization ideas are just what you need to keep your closet feeling consistently fresh and clean.
Use an expandable or free-standing garment rack
Adjustable hanging closet rod makes use of vertical space
Shelf dividers give items their own places to call home
Under bed storage bags for out-of-season or overflow items
Slim hangers for space-saving
Stackable jewelry trays
Establishing a capsule wardrobe is one easy way to save time and aggravation when selecting your daily outfit.. Capsule wardrobes are a select group of items (typically around 30) that mix and match for all seasons. Some tips for creating a capsule wardrobe that you love include
Selecting a color scheme
Go for classics, like solids and easy-to-pair patterns
Choose clothes you’ll love to wear again and again
Select high-quality fabrics that allow for a lot of wear
One of the biggest reasons a closet unravels is the lack of time and energy devoted to getting it right in the first place. And, we get it. Your life is busy, and creating a functional closet is just one of the many items on a long to-do list. However, working with a professional organizer may be just what your closet needs.
Professional organizers help remove the overwhelm of organizing and help you declutter, sort, and create a sustainable system that works for your lifestyle. At Organized by Keli & Co, our professional organizing services intend to meet you where you are and help you develop a system that keeps you organized enough to remove the stress and disorganization of your spaces.
Our team of go-getters would love to help you pick up the pieces of your disregarded closet organization. Maintaining your wardrobe doesn’t have to be challenging; we can help you create a system that fuels your daily routines.
Do you want to stop staring at piles of clothes? Do you want to stop searching for that one shirt that keeps disappearing? Contact us for a complimentary consultation. Imagine life with a clutter-free closet that helps you maintain simple routines and stress-free living. It's possible!