Anatomy of a Perfect Closet

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Most people would admit that their closet isn’t quite as clean as they would want it to be. It happens! Clutter quickly comes together and before anyone knows how, the closet is all but overrun with junk. Well, these easy tips will help make sure that your closet is cleaned out and molded into the perfect closet!

1. Clean It Out
The first thing that you need to do to attain the perfect closet is to take out everything. A fresh start is important! After you have removed all of your clothes and accessories, it is time to clean and vacuum. Clearing everything out will help you organize it all later!

2. Throw Away the Extras
This is probably the most important step in getting a more organized closet. Coincidentally, it is also the hardest. Most closets just have too much stuff. Everything from your high school prom dress to clothes with the tags still on needs to go! You’ll want plenty of trash bags on hand. Watch out for the tricks your mind will play on you. If you haven’t touched it in two years, you’re not going to suddenly start wearing it again!

3. Organize
The hardest part of the process is over. Sort your clothes and accessories into various piles, from shirts to shoes and everything in between! If you really want the absolutely perfect closet, go ahead and organize these categories by color or type. For instance, your tank tops would be separated from your t-shirts. If that doesn’t suit you, there is always arranging your clothes by color! It can be a neat visual experience to open your closet and see it sectioned off by colors! Once this task is finished, gather any equipment you will need before you begin to figure out where things will go in your perfect closet. This includes things like hangers, tie organizers, shoe stands, etc.

4. Find a Place for Everything
Depending on the size and layout of your closet, your options may be limited. You will want to come up with specific “zones” for your sorted clothes. Low-hanging bars are useful for hanging things like skirts and shirts, but high bars easily lend themselves to pants and blazers. In general, it is best to keep your dresses and shoes together. Most people have a few accessories like ties or purses in their closets, so keep these separated from your real clothes in a designated accessory “zone”. This will all depend on what works best for you, but in general these are handy guidelines!

5. Make the Most of Your Space
There are plenty of storage systems available to you; everything from jewelry boxes to storage baskets. With a creative plan to make the most of your space, you will be able to keep things neat and organized in the long-term. If you live in a region with harsh winters, maybe put the shorts and skirts in a bin for a few months of the year. There’s no sense in cluttering up your space with an adorable miniskirt if it’s snowing outside!

An organized closet can do a lot more than make things look neater; it can save you a lot of time during your morning routine. If you can clearly see what’s in your closet, outfits are much easier to piece together. As an added bonus, you’ll feel better with everything looking so neat and clean! So? What are you waiting for? Start clearing out your closet and optimizing your space. If at all possible, be creative! This can be a fun experience!

Jessica Kane is a professional writer who has an interest in keeping things organized and in order. She currently writes for FlexCon, a leading vendor of corrugated plastic bins and boxes.

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