06 Mar Spring Break Closet Organizing Project – Organizing Tips
Next week is Spring Break for most schools in Texas. It’s a time to relax, hit the beach, or … organize your closet!
Most folks have an idea of how they’d like to see their clothes organized – by color, by outfit, or by type of clothing (pants, shirts, etc.). The tough part of a closet organizing project for many folks, however, is clearing out their closet first. Get advice from a professional organizer.
As a Certified Professional Organizer, I’ve worked with hundreds of clients. Each person is different, so your organizing tips depend on your preferences.There are various ways you can approach your closet organizing / purging project.
Here are a few closet organizing tips from a professional organizer from which to choose in order to get you started:
1. You can pull all of your clothing out and categorize by type and color (black pants, red pants, etc.). The upside of this method is that you can get a clear picture of how many of each you have, and it makes it easier to let go of items when you realize you have ten black pairs of pants and can live with five of them. The downside of this method is that if you don’t have a couple of long days to finish this, your room will be a disaster zone for awhile.
2. Walk through the closet and pull out any clothes that are torn or stained and bid them farewell. On the next go-through, pull out clothes that you know don’t fit and donate those to Goodwill. On the next round, pull out the clothes that you always skip over when you’re choosing something to wear. That’s a sign you no longer love them, so they don’t belong in there – bless someone else with them. The upside of this method is that you won’t have clothes strewn about your room. The downside (to some) is that this will take awhile. (I don’t consider this a true downside because you’re still making progress!)
3. Grab all of the same type of clothing and color and have a try-on session. Pull out all of your red blouses. Try them on. Keep only what makes you look fabulous and put the rest back in the closet. This is a variation of the first option. The upside of this method is that you can see how many of each you have, which makes it easier to part with extras. You also won’t have clothing piles in your room for days on end. The downside to some (like option 2) is that this will take multiple days since you’re working a little at a time. Again, I personally don’t find this to be a negative.
These are just a few organizing tips from a professional organizer – three of the ways you can attack your closet organizing project. Would you like to try one of these? Or would you prefer a different approach?