It Has To Get Ugly Before It Gets Pretty

Giveaway Outdated Clothes, Clothes That No Longet Fit Anymore and Clothes You Have Not Worn In 12 or More Months

We don’t know about you, but our day runs a lot smoother when our home is organized and clean! Somehow, our home is a direct correlation to our personal lives. With that being said let’s get organized by first decluttering the closet.

Give yourself guidelines of what to keep and what not to keep. This is where you should establish what your style truly is. Do you prefer to wear sweats and lounge wear or do you prefer to wear professional attire (or do you have a little of both?). When you finally narrow down and establish the type of wardrobe you have or want to have, get rid of all the items that are outside of your wardrobe guidelines.

All the clothes that are out of style, too big or small, or you haven’t worn in the past 6-12 months, it’s time to say goodbye to them! 

It may be hard in the beginning to decide what to give away and what to keep. However, the end result will be worth it. Another option is to store away clothing items you haven’t worn recently due to them being out of season and keep those items in storage bins inside the attic, basement closet, or storage area if you have one.

Le’ts Get Organized

Organize By Type of Clothing, Hanger Style, & Folded Item Categories

Now, this is where the OCD kicks in. Begin to separate all your clothes by category based on what works best for you and your lifestyle.

  • Blazers/ Jackets
  • Shirts/ Blouses
  • Sweaters
  • Jeans
  • Dress Pants
  • Dresses/ Jumpsuits, etc

If you have an expansive wardrobe, you might be able to organize your clothing by category and color.

Hanger Style/ Type

All the clothes that need to be hung should now be placed on the same type of hanger. You can invest in some fancy hangers (or not). Having all the same style hangers for every article of clothing helps curate a cohesive and organized feel in your closet.

Folded Clothing

Let’s discuss what to do with the clothes that do not need to be on hangers. One option for your folded items could be storing them in a dresser of some type.

Your dresser could house all of your:

  • T-shirts
  • Gym Apparel
  • Intimates
  • Yoga/ Lounge Wear

However, there are two other options that will save you space, money, and time from having to assemble furniture if you do not have one available to use. One option is to use some decorative baskets or bins. You can store your clothes in the baskets either above your closet on the top shelf or you could even find some inexpensive storage cubbies.

Second option is to purchase storage items from The Container Store. This option allows you to store your closet essentials in a minimal way. Not only does it save you space, but it is also easy to transport and move versus the dresser or storage cubby option. And lastly, you could hire a professional designer to design that custom closet that you’ve always wanted. 

Where To Buy Closet Organization

Our favorite word is “SHOP“! Some of our favorite places to source for closet organization is Target, The Container Store, Home Goods (or any TJX stores), Bed Bath & Beyond and of course Amazon. All of these are great options no matter your investment level. There is nothing you cannot find in The Container Store pertaining to storage items. However, make sure you have a budget and plan before going inside and stick to it! These types of stores have a special force or gravitational pull when you walk through the doors if you know what I mean.  Lol… 

One can easily turn their head to one direction and immediately be led off course. Therefore, enter with extreme caution if you must. Now you have a full closet strategy and plan to organize your closet in style!

As always, THE SAVVY ID Interior Design is always here to help. You are not alone, and we would love to help you get organized whether it’s a closet installation, kitchen or bath design, small renovation or furnishings project for multiple rooms in your home. Contact us to schedule a complimentary Discovery Call.


Until Next Time,