Our closets are our sacred spaces, but sometimes they can get a little cluttered. Here are our top three tips for simplifying your closet.
- Declutter: You can’t get the most out of your clothes if you can't see or find them. It's important to streamline your wardrobe, avoiding the excess of items that are ill-fitting or no longer suit your lifestyle or sense of style. Declutter with seasonal clean outs. If it doesn't fit, is uncomfortable, doesn’t make you feel good when you wear it, or you haven’t found an occasion to wear it in the past 12 months, it no longer needs a place in your closet. But don’t throw items away! Pieces in good condition can be donated to local resale shops or shelters, while other items can be recycled.
- Prioritize Placement: Keep the items you use the most in a convenient place. Everything you need often should be in an accessible place so you can grab it and go. This could be your go-to jacket, a pair of jeans that fit just right, or a stack of your favorite tees.
- Categorize: This one is simple, but makes keeping your space clutter-free a whole lot easier. Ask yourself how you decide what to wear - is it by color, occasion or item type. From there, organize your pieces in a way that makes the most sense - for example, hang formal dresses and out of season jackets toward the back of your closet while arranging everyday blouses and sweaters by color toward the front. Save space by folding tees, jeans and heavy knits and storing them on shelves or in drawers and keeping accessories in decorative holders or clear boxes to keep them visible and at the ready to spice up a basic outfit.