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Organizing Your Closet



An organized closet is a simple pleasure in life; one that can bring productivity, peace, and a clear mind to any room. I’ve worked with professional organizers in the past and outlined their tips below. If you don’t want to do this yourself, contact Helen & Co, a professional organizer serving the KC area!

  • Remove everything. Take everything out of your closet and organize it into similar categories (pants, t-shirts, sweatshirts, etc). Then, decide what to keep, donate, and throw away.
  • Switch out your hangers so they all match. Yes, this really is an important step! Not only will it be pleasing to the eye, it contributes to how much space you maximize in your closet. I recommend these non-slip velvet hangers from the Container Store as they won’t take up much space on the rod. It’ll be an investment up front but will make a huge difference. Pro-tip: hang all items in the same direction to maintain order.
  • Organize clothing by style and color. Be very specific with your categories, breaking it down to season, occasion, and colors. Keep like with like. For pants, I recommend multi-tier pant hangers to make the most of your closet space.
  • Use slanted shelves for shoes. This is dependent on what kind of closet space you’re working with. If you don’t have room for shelving, a hanging door organizer will do the trick. Keep seasonal shoes together and, whatever you do, keep shoes off the floor. This is the easiest way to reduce a cluttered space!
  • Showcase your prettiest items. Not only will you always know where they are, it’s also an easy way to decorate your closet!

You may be thinking, “This is great, but my closet will never stay this organized.” I get it. Staying organized long-term is a challenge for everyone. But, once you know what works for your lifestyle and budget, it’ll be much easier to keep going. Here are a few extra tips for keeping that closet beautifully organized!

  • Cull through your items on a regular basis. As seasons change, or you grow out of certain styles, consistent editing will prevent your closet from becoming overwhelming.
  • Opt for clear containers. This is key for accessories or jewelry. Having a clear container will force you to keep things organized inside instead of hastily tossing them in a drawer.
  • Put items back before taking out something new. 

I hope you see this is a fairly simple process!. Don’t rush through it. Remember, if you don’t see it, you won’t use it. Keeping things in your line of sight will help you to truly make the most of your items.