Having a lot of clothes can be a challenge with the limited space that you have, and if you have a knack for buying clothes, it can be an even bigger challenge that can leave your closet bursting full if you’re not careful.
However, sorting your clothes and shoes and staying organized doesn’t have to be difficult – in fact, there are only a few guidelines that you need to follow at all times when deciding where to put clothes:
- Use all available space – Even if you think you’re already using every inch in your closet, there’s a good chance that there’s still room for more. For instance, hanger beams and spaces in between columns of folded clothes can still be utilized to take on more items better.
- Keep clothes where you can see them – The biggest reason for this is that the more you see your clothes, the more likely you’re going to wear them. In fact, there’s a good chance that many items that you end up having to get rid of because they’re pushed to the back.
Hanging vs. Folding Clothes
When it comes to the question of which clothes to hang and which clothes to fold, keep in mind that there are certain clothes that are better off folded rather than hung, such as knitted clothes and sweaters, which would only develop hanger bumps.
Otherwise, most clothes can be folded and stored in neat piles that you can assign in different shelves in your cabinet.
Shoes and Bags
Shoes and bags are another category that needs paying attention to, but they’re actually much simpler to organize.
With shoes, you can easily store them at the bottom of your closet, but make sure not to store them in their original shoeboxes to keep them from attracting mold, dust, and even unwanted pests.
Bags can be stored in the upper storage shelf of your closet. If you’re worried about them being flattened over time, simply stuff them with tissue or newspaper and they will stay in shape.
Keeping vs. Donating
Knowing which clothes to keep and which ones to donate can be difficult if you have sentimental value for your things, but you might notice that this is usually reserved for the things you really enjoy and use often.
If you find that a particular clothing item no longer fits you and is something you don’t wear anymore, but is still in good condition, then you should donate them.
Now that you know the steps to sort your closet, organizing doesn’t have to be so difficult, so go ahead and start doing it right now!