How to Organize your closet in 3 easy
you having trouble finding items in your closet?
you dream of an organized closet?
you find yourself having a hard time knowing what to wear?
disorganized closet can store a lot more than clothes and shoes. Stress,
frustration, anger and a loss-of-patience can also be hiding in there. And what
about the dust!
Follow these top three steps to an
Step1: Did you know we wear only 20% of
our clothes 80% of the time? We wear what is new; what fits us
comfortably and the outfits we feel good in
quick and easy way to clear out some of your clothes is to ask yourself these
I buy it again if it was lost in a flood or fire?”
2. “Have I worn it in the past year?”
3. “Does it fit?”
4. “Do I feel fabulous in it?”
Step 2: Pass on all clothing
items that do not get a YES response. Pass them on, with love, to a charity,
to a friend or even take it to a consignment store. It is very disempowering to
have clothes in your closet that do not fit you. It also takes up valuable
space. Only keep the clothes that you love wearing.
Build a “working” wardrobe
- Make sure that
most of the items remaining in your closet can be paired with at least
three other items.
- Separate your
wardrobe into tops, bottoms and jackets so that you can quickly and
effortlessly mix and match the items to make a variety of fabulous
outfits. Just imagine how quick and easy getting dressed will be?
Bonus Getting it Together Tips
- Use the same
style of hangers throughout your closet and have them facing in the same
- What about
purses, belts and shoes? How many black bags and black strappy heels does
a girl need? That depends on your lifestyle. Just make sure that all
handbags, purses, belts and shoes are in good shape, are comfortable and
are in style. A good quality handbag and a pair of shoes can really
complete the look of an outfit.
3. Take out three items from your closet for
every new item that is purchased. Why three you ask? Because if your closet is
not organized, there are definitely three items that are good to go!
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