Organizing your closet helps you better maximize the space. Clutter not only creates chaos but it also negatively impacts mental well-being. Here is a guide with simple steps to help you with closet organization.

Begin Closet Organization by Emptying It

The first step in organizing your closet is to completely empty it out. Remove all of your clothes, shoes, accessories, and any other items that are being stored in your closet. After emptying it completely, dust the closet, wipe down any shelving, and clean the floor. You now have piles of stuff to sort, which may seem overwhelming, but this is a great place to start.

Organize by Making Piles

Next, separate the items from your closet into a pile of things you want to keep and a pile of things you can part with. Then, refine your piles by separating the things you can give away from items that will go in the trash. You can also create a pile of stuff you won’t be wearing this season to store in your garage or attic. This process reduces the number of items you’ll be storing in your closet.

Increase Usable Space in the Closet

Think about creative ways to use your closet space. A well-designed closet is a major step when organizing because it maximizes the available area. Consider adding things like vertical shoe hangers, hooks, or more shelving. You can shop online or at your local hardware store for closet organization hardware.

Store Items by Category

Another helpful step when organizing your closet is to categorize everything. Separate your clothes into groups that make sense to you. Some people make categories for dress shirts, t-shirts, jeans, and work pants. Others sort into piles of casual, formal, office, and workout clothing. Categorizing makes it easier to find items in your closet.

Consider Using Drawer Dividers

You might decide to include a set of drawers in your closet to store your things. Without organization, drawers can quickly become disorganized and jumbled. Solve this problem by using dividers to help keep things neat and tidy inside each drawer.

Use Wall Space Effectively for Closet Organization

Wall space is usable storage space. Use hooks and other hardware so that you can use your walls to hang items like jewelry, ties, hats, scarves, or belts.

These are simple steps to help you get started on a closet organization project. It only takes a bit of work to create a neat, usable closet space.

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