Organizing your closet may seem like a daunting task, but it doesn’t have to be. With a few simple steps, you can turn your cluttered closet into a tidy and organized space that makes getting dressed each morning a breeze. My SHOO method is the framework we’ll use.
Here are some tips to get you started:
1 – Start with a clean slate
The first step to organizing your closet is to empty it completely. This will give you a clear idea of how much space you have to work with and what items you need to keep or discard. Take this opportunity to give your closet a good cleaning, dusting, and vacuuming.
2 – Sort and categorize
Once your closet is empty, sort your clothing into categories such as tops, bottoms, dresses, and outerwear. Within each category, further sort by colour or style. This will make it easier to find what you’re looking for and keep your closet organized.
3 – HEAVE what you don’t need
As you sort through your clothing, be honest with yourself about what you actually wear and what you can part with. Donate or sell any items that no longer fit, are out of style, or you haven’t worn in over a year.
4 – ORGANIZE YOUR storage solutions
Having the right storage solutions can make a world of difference in keeping your closet organized. Consider adding shelves, hanging organizers, or drawer dividers to maximize your space and keep items easily accessible.
5 – OPTIMIZE your organization
Once your closet is organized, make a commitment to keeping it that way. Take a few minutes each day to put items back in their designated place and do a quick scan for any items that need to be laundered or repaired. Does the current organization system work day to day? This is when you tweak the system and keep what works.
Organizing your closet may take some effort upfront, but the end result is worth it. Not only will you be able to find what you need more easily, but you’ll also have a clean and clutter-free space that will make getting dressed each day more enjoyable.