Do you know that wonderful feeling you get when you walk into a boutique or a nice clothing store? That feeling where everything is folded right and hung up so pretty by color schemes. Yeah, that one. It is so pleasing to the eye, isn’t it?
And, it is while walking around this “put together” store that makes you become envious. Not a good feeling. You begin to start thinking about your closet and how it does NOT look or feel like the store you are currently standing in. And now, you feel defeated. You feel like you could never have a closet look and feel that good. You might even be thinking how it is impossible to accomplish that same look in your own closet due to lack of space AND all the different colors in your closet. I want to help you achieve that look and feel in your own closet. That same look and feel that you feel in the store we were just talking about.
I love to shop in a store where it is bright and color coordinated, along with clean and organized. How about you? Read the steps below to see how you can do that.
Steps to obtaining a beautiful closet:
- First of all, go through your clothes. Not half of them, not this seasons clothes, ALL of them. We actually need far less clothing than we think. If you absolutely do not love an item of clothing, you need to get rid of it. If you don’t feel beautiful while wearing it, it would benefit you to say good-bye. (Yes, I am speaking to myself while I write this as well (can you tell?))
- So, now that you have gone through ALL of your clothes (and I do mean ALL), now it is time to sort them by category. And by category I mean: shirts, sweaters, tank tops, dresses, skirts, jeans, jackets, and any other category you can think of.
- Take one of those categories, any one of them. Now, begin to separate them by color. Do this until all your clothes are separated by category AND by color.
- Decide what you will put in first. In my opinion, it really depends on how your closet is arranged. Can you start with your jackets? Then, move on to your bottoms, then tops? Or, does it make more sense to start with tank tops, then move on to tops, then bottoms, then jackets?
- So, now that you have gotten rid of some clothes and sorted the rest by category and color the fun part can now begin. Hanging your clothes back into your closet. If you can, it is best to start from left to right, longest to shortest, darkest to lightest. Some people are fortunate enough that they have a double rack and get to hang their bottoms on a rack all their own. If this doesn’t apply to you, no worries, just put it on the same rack.
- Remember, you want to put all your shirts together. Also remembering to keep them in their category (short sleeve, long sleeve, tank top, etc.) AND their color. For example, all your white shirts should be together, then it would be white tank tops, white short sleeve, white long sleeve, etc. Continuing this with all your color schemes.
One of my favorite things to organize is a closet. I absolutely love organizing clothes closets. Sometimes, it can be hard trying to decide where to put a certain article of clothing based on color since there are multiple colors in a certain shirt or skirt. When that happens, I put the item with whatever color stands out the most to me. Simple enough, right?
While you are making your closet beautiful, it is recommended to hang the heavier and darker items along the left and the lighter, brighter colors on the right. So, that might be something you want to keep in mind while you are hanging only the clothing you absolutely love back in your closet.
When we reorganized our closet, there were some things we did to really make our closet work for us.
Here are some of the things we did:
- Wooden hangers – we invested in wooden hangers. Wooden pant hangers for the pants, skirts, and shorts. And, wooden hangers for all the shirts, dresses, etc. I do still use plastic hangers for my tank tops.
- Rope lighting – we have rope lighting that lights up on our clothes and helps make seeing each item easier.
- Sections – Every area in our closet has a section for the categories they go in. Including a section for our dirty clothes basket.
- Empty hanger section – There is a section for all the hangers NOT in use at the moment. This makes our closet stay looking neater AND when I go to hang up clothes, I no longer have to go searching for a hanger. LOVE THAT!
- Step ladder – Something odd in a closet, but we keep a step ladder in our closet to help reach things up top. I never realized now often a step ladder would come in handy in a closet, but for us it really does.
I love the way our closet turned out. When you walk into the closet, it really feels more put together and organized. Have you reorganized your closet and love the results? Or, is your closet something you have been wanting to start? What is holding you back? The feeling you have when you are finished will be amazing.