It’s time to stop ignoring your closet, as this approach can cost you time and money. When you can’t find the clothes you want to wear or clothes that match, you often spend money replacing them. Or, if you find the clothes you want to wear, they may be wrinkled, damaged, or dirty, making them unwearable. The cost of repairs or additional cleaning to remove wrinkles can add up.
Get your time and your money back by adequately organizing your closet. Try these tips and tricks from the clothes professionals at Flair!
1. Make Space With a Closet Purge
Unless you work in fashion or have an extensive vintage couture collection, we bet half of your cluttered closet is entirely disposable. Whether you’re holding onto clothes that don’t fit, were temporarily trendy, or clothing that hasn’t been worn in months—even years, donate it to make space for the things you genuinely love and will actually wear.
An actual purge is an all-day project, so make sure you have the time and energy to commit. Clear your schedule, and then take everything out of your closet. Yes. Everything. Go through each piece one by one and decide if you’re going to keep, donate, upcycle, or trash it. Throw away damaged and stained clothing or repurposed it as cleaning rags. Donate or sell clothes that are too small, out of style, or that you no longer feel drawn to.
Clean your closet from top to bottom–dust, vacuum, and scrub, if necessary. Then the “keep” clothes pile you end up with can be hung up and placed back in your closet. If it’s still looking a little overstuffed or disorganized, try some of the tips below.
2. Place Shelving and Storage Under Your Hanging Clothes
A dresser, a shoe rack, a cabinet, or open shelves help utilize the space under your hanging clothes to the fullest extent possible. Use this space for items like sweaters and jeans that are too bulky to hang or delicate items that hangers would damage. You can also store accessories like purses, boxes of scarves, and belts in the dresser. Make sure you organize by drawer and make everything visible and easy to reach so you won’t end up with cluttered junk drawers you’re afraid to open.
3. Invest in Quality Hangers
Invest in high-quality, slimline velvet hangers. They don’t take up extra room, and the fabric keeps clothes in place, keeping them from falling to the floor. Choose all one color to give your closet a uniform and organized feel that we promise you’ll find refreshing. Use our Hanger Caddy to return the wire hangers to Flair. We will reuse or donate them.