Wednesday, March 20, 2019

Secrets Of People Who Have Neat and Organized Closets

Happy Spring!!!! Hmmm … day three of the Spring 2019 Cleaning Challenge … and we can happily report that everyone is really working hard to get things organized again. We hope that our tips have been useful and that your Spring 2019 Cleaning projects have been going well. Today, we bring you what has got to be one of the most difficult tasks for those who have super busy lives. Shameful admission … more than one member of Team TME has found in her closet clothes with the tags still on, shoes still in boxes that have never been worn and accessories that have long been forgotten.

While only one TME member has a “floordrobe,” we all can see how easily that this can happen … every woman has dealt with “I have nothing to wear” and torn through the entire closet to find the “perfect” outfit while leaving her wardrobe scattered about on the floor. For the closet we turned to our own editor, Eve who has the best tips for keeping your closet neat and organized, as well as where to begin if you do have a “floordrobe”.

Secret Number One: Some of you may need to clean up the “floordrobe” before you can begin to organize your closet. The first step is to clear an area (like your bed) so that you can separate your clothes into piles of “keep,” “discard,” and “donate”.

Secret Number Two: Deciding what items go into which pile can be a really daunting task if you don’t go in armed with a plan. If you haven’t worn an item of clothing within the past 12-months, it GOES! Keep in mind that there’s a reason that you haven’t worn a particular shirt or slacks and someone else will enjoy those items so place them in the “donate” pile. As for what goes in the “discard” pile that would be items that are torn, completely faded, from the 90s … etcetera.

Secret Number Three: After you’ve decided what you’re going to keep and what you’re going to get rid of, take 20 minutes to vacuum and clean the closet … you’ll be surprised by how dusty and closet can get. After you’re finished tidying up the closet, begin to organize your clothes by color and type. Hang your skirts, dresses, slacks and jeans on one side and your blouses, shirts, cardigans, and sweaters on the other. Within each category of clothing, hang them by color (white, pink, floral) and type (separate business, formal, and casual) all separated in a row so that you can easily find the perfect black top to go with your slacks. Do this for your shoes as well!

Secret Number Four: The easiest and apparently best kept secret for both saving time and keeping your closet clean and organized is to pick out your outfit the night before. Taking ten minutes to chose the next day’s outfit will absolutely save you time in the morning and if you have a little “I have nothing to wear meltdown,” followed by a “floordrobe” incident you will have time to clean up your clothes and keep your closet organized.

Bonus Tip: If you truly want to turn over a "new leaf," stick to the rule of one in and one out. If you buy a new shirt, donate one. It's a really good way to keep your clothes organized, maximize your space, and your wardrobe! 

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