Does your closet look like a volcano just erupted? Do you have too much stuff and not enough room to accommodate it? You’re not alone; this is a never ending problem for many. Follow these recommendations from the Organizing Professionals and you’ll soon be able to see the light at the end of your mountain of clothes.
It’s often said that attempts to organize clutter are pointless. The same adage can be said for attempting to organize an abundance of clothes. Take the plunge and purge your closet. The first step is to empty everything, everything, from your closet. Shoes, handbags, jewelry, shopping bags and all clothes should come out. The next step will come as a bit of a surprise. Select a very pale shade of paint, and give the closet interior a fresh coat of paint. This also symbolizes a fresh start. Wait at least one day for the paint to dry and odor to dissipate before returning anything to the closet. This gives you the window to start the fun process. Begin the purge. Provided they’re in good shape, keep those quality items that you’ve invested in and worn for years. If you’ve taken advantage of the great deals offered by Groupon coupons and acquired quality shoes from Johnston Murphy, you certainly don’t want to purge these.
Follow this process: designate four areas on your bed for sorting. There should be an area for items to discard, donate, consign and keep. Take the mindset that if you enjoyed a garment for years, it might now be time for someone else to enjoy that garment. Clothes that are to be consigned should be in like new condition. If you have not worn it in a year, place it in one of the three piles. It is too cruel to hang on to clothes that are too small with the hopes of fitting into them one day – discard them.
Depending on the size of your closet, you may need to only return items for the current season. Store off season clothes in another area of your home. Yu are now the proud owner of a beautifully organized closet!