Clutter-free closet & how to keep it that way
Today I thought that I would share some tips on how to keep your closet clutter-free after you decluttered it. You don’t want to undo all the hard work you did to get it all nice and organized!
If you want to know what the benefits are to declutter your closet and how to go about it doing it you can read this blog post that I’ve written last week.
5 EASY WAYS TO KEEP YOUR CLOSET CLUTTER-FREE
1. Make it easy to let items go
Hang all your clothes on hangers that face backward. When the season ends and the hanger still faces backward, you know the item wasn’t worn and you can let it go.
2. Create a ‘donation or sell’ system
This goes hand in hand with the point mentioned above. If you have space, get baskets or boxes in your cupboard to put clothing in that doesn’t serve you anymore. That way you are constantly decluttering your closet and making space for the items that do serve you.
3. Donate and sell items quickly
The bins you created need to be dealt with as soon as possible! The donation bin needs to be donated and sell the clothes in the sell bin as quickly as possible.
4. Use a list
When you know what is going on in your wardrobe, you can use a list to shop for items that you want or need to add to your wardrobe. By doing this, you eliminate wasting time shopping for items that might not fit into your wardrobe. Or buying things that you think you need but don’t.
5. Create a capsule wardrobe
You might also benefit from creating a capsule wardrobe. However, I cannot really give advice on this, because I don’t have a capsule wardrobe, but I love the idea behind it.
- Related: Benefits of decluttering your wardrobe
- Related: Declutter your bedroom first
REEVALUATE YOUR CLOTHING SYSTEM
If you don’t keep your hand on it, a closet can become disorganized quite quickly. So maybe you need to reevaluate how you store your clothing and the space you have for your clothing. This includes hanging space, shelves, and drawers.
Personally, I dislike shelves for clothes, because I can never keep it tidy. I prefer drawers and hanging my clothing. Shelves do serve their purpose for items such as handbags and accessories. But, as I said, you need to find the best system that works for you. 🙂
Find a place for that ‘I’ve worn it yesterday but it is not dirty yet’ – items. You know what I mean right? I struggle with this too, I wore a piece of clothing but it is not dirty yet so I can wear it tomorrow or another day, but it is not clean enough either to put back in the closet. So what happens to this piece of clothing? It ends up on the chest at the foot of our bed.
I think the best way to deal with these items is command hooks. So I want to incorporate some additional hooks into my bedroom as well for these types of clothes. Over-the-door hooks will also work great for these items.
That is it for my closet tips. If you have any other tips to keep your closet clutter-free and in check, please leave them below!