Closets are great for storing clothes, shoes, and accessories. Though often, the status of a closet ranges from a ‘bit disorganized’ to a ‘total disaster.’ Check out these helpful tips to declutter and organize your closet.

Start By Decluttering Your Closet Space

The first step towards getting your closet organized is decluttering. During this process, you’ll sort through your belongings and decide what you no longer want or need. Begin by completely emptying your closets. Next, create piles of items to keep, throw away, and donate. Donate or sell items that are in good condition and could be used by someone else.

When you’re sorting clothing and unsure if you want to hold on to a piece, here is a tactic to help you decide. When hanging your clothes, place all the hangers with the open-end facing you. Once you wear an item, hang it back up with the open-end facing away. After six months or a year, sell or donate anything you haven’t worn.

After Clearing Your Closet, Clean the Interior

An empty closet provides the perfect opportunity to clean the inside. Wipe down the walls, vacuum or sweep the floor, and dust any shelves. If you need to repaint the closet, now is the time.

Organize Your Closet by Storing Clothing Efficiently

Even in a small closet, there are ways to store clothing for the best use of the area. Use matching hangers to save space. Choose pants hangers with multiple bars so that all pants hang from a single hook. You can use the pull tab from a soda can to connect two hangers together and store a shirt with its matching pants.

When restocking your closet, organize clothing by type. Hang shirts together, store all pairs of work pants in the same place, and store folded sweaters and t-shirts on a shelf or in a drawer.

Invest In Products to Organize Your Closet

You can choose from a variety of products to organize and declutter your closet. Space-saving hangers store multiple items on a single hook. Storage bags are ideal for seasonal items like heavy blankets, sweaters, and other off-season items. A shoe shelf is perfect for keeping all of your favorite casual and dress shoes organized. Shelf dividers create functional space to store towels, jeans, and other articles of clothing.

Decluttering and organizing your closet creates more usable space and allows you to enjoy a clean, easy-to-use storage area.

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