Whether it's part of your New Year's resolution to get your home in order or you just need a better system for cleaning things up (and keep them that way!), you've got this. With a little nudge in the organized direction and the help of some clever products, you can turn your closet into one of those Pinterest-worthy storage spaces you've been dreaming about.
Before you start tackling that massive pile of clothes your next laundry day, check out these four different techniques to make this chore—Dare I say it?—actually enjoyable. Or, at least, help you get through it faster. Once you've mastered that, we've even got some ideas to organize the closet of your dreams—even if you don't have the square footage for a walk-in.
These products (including vacuum seal bag, shirt folder, closet organizer and more) are here to make your life a whole lot easier and turn your closet into a tidy, functional place in your home that actually brings you peace. And after that? You'll feel so confident, you can tackle your kitchen, too.
1. Let it go
Before you even recognize the closet, do a thorough clean out and decide who will get the castoffs, whether it's to a friend, favorite charity, homeless shelter, or local do-gooder thrift shop. Then, organize clothes by types strategically.
Sort your clothes into ones you wear all the time, ones that are seasonal, and those that are for special occasions. Take your time on this and really think it through. If it’s not seasonal or for special occasions and you haven’t worn it in a year, it’s time to get rid of it. Don’t leave it to gather dust and never get taken care of!
Vacuum seal bulky items. Storage bags and a vacuum can compress bulky items taking up valuable storage space.
2. Decide which garments belong on a hanger
- Anything made from silk, chiffon, or other 'flowy' materials—commonly dresses or blouses.
- Linen is notorious for becoming wrinkled—which is why it's much better to hang any linen pieces in your closet.
- If you don't want your nice blouses to be full of creases and annoying wrinkles, make sure to keep them on a hanger.
- No matter what kind—blazers, jean jackets, outerwear—they are too bulky to fold. If you try to fold them and put them in a dresser, not only will it cause wrinkles and potential damage to the structure of the piece.
3. Utilize Modular Shelving - Sort everything
Then, organize clothes by types strategically. If you are looking for a better way to store your clothes, or an easier way to keep them wrinkle-free, folding them might be the answer. While not all articles of clothing should be folded, most—including jeans, sweaters, and shirts—do belong in your dresser or on a closet organizer clothing trays. The trick to folding sweaters is making them as flat as possible, as opposed to as small as possible. If you fold them too small, they will all topple over.
BoxLegend T-shirt folder are indispensable family tool. It can help you fold garments evenly & uniformly in just 3 seconds. Stick to simple folds. While complex folds might be able to save you a little more space, they are more time-consuming to do and can make it hard to distinguish your shirts from one another.
This type of folding also comes handy when you want to fold T-shirts for travel since it can help you maximize space in your suitcase.
Knowing how to put them there properly will make your life that much easier in the long run.
4. Get a garment rack for your weekly outfits
For anyone whose tiny closet is already packed to the brim or anyone who doesn't even have a closet to begin with, a freestanding clothing rack is a lifesaver. Take some time to select the clothes that make sense for your weekly routine—work, fitness and extracurricular activities.
You can help keep your closet organized longer if you have a garment rack like this to hang your clothes for the week, or less than that if you want. This way, you have everything you need for your outfits each morning and don’t go through your closet like a tornado searching for that one thing.
Besides, since your wardrobe is exposed, it'll force you to keep your clothes nice and organized instead of in an avalanche pile in the closet.