Is your cupboard overflowing with clothes? Are you finding it difficult to remove anything without having five other things falling on you? Do these simple things to get your cupboard in order.
Start by removing everything from your closet. Not some things. Yes, everything. Keep everything aside in a pile and start wiping your cupboard, you’re bound to find a lot of dust and grime in there. Make sure it’s absolutely squeaky clean so you can easily put your clothes in without having any allergies.
Once you’ve removed the contents of your cupboard, make sure to group similar items together so you can see if you have doubles or excess of some items. Being organized is as simple as consistently grouping and storing similar things together!
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Review the entire contents of your closet and do your best to keep only what you actually use, need and love. If you get stuck, try asking yourself the following clarifying questions:
- Does this item reflect your authentic personal style?
- Would you buy this item today?
- Would it impact your daily life to not have this item?
- Is this item really worth the space it’s taking up in your closet?
Now that you have thoroughly edited your belongings, you can take an easy inventory of what products you’ll need to efficiently store back in your closet. For easy storage, you can buy the following to keep it more organised and easy to reach:
- Hangars of the same colour and style for a uniform look
- Labelled pouches, bowls and baskets for storing accessories.
- Sturdy hooks for umbrellas, hats, handbags etc.
Before you put everything back in your closet, consider how frequently you use each item. Everyday essentials should be stored at arm’s reach for easy access. Set up seasonal and occasional-use items at the very bottom, or very top, of your closet to maximize vertical space.
- Use attractive bins for storing gloves, scarves, and accessories. Pick one style and color of bin to keep everything looking clean.
- Handbags, backpacks and umbrellas can be hung on sturdy hooks to maximize closet space.
To ensure you’ll maintain your newly streamlined closet, you’ll need to practice putting things away in their assigned spots, no more dumping! You can also set up a basket or tote bag in your closet for storing donations as they arise so you can easily practice the one-in, one-out rule and stay clutter-free.
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