A few years ago, I became obsessed with the idea of having a neat, organized closet. Blame Pintrest. And Keeping Up With the Kardashians.
At the time, my closet looked like a hoarder's paradise, whereas the photos on Pintrest looked like ~heaven~. I quickly got to organizing.
Here are 3 quick and easy ways to upgrade your closet into one that makes you excited to get dressed each morning.
1. Use Wood Clothing Hangers
I don't know about you, but I used to have a gajillion different types of hangers in millions of colors. I switched them all out for wood hangers and it makes a HUGE visual difference – much more streamlined, organized, and elegant.
I used to buy these hangers at the Container Store, but they were expensive at $7 for 6 hangers and it kind of became like a drug fix (Must.....have.....wooden.....hangers). Like any good addict, I found another source for my drug instead: Ikea at around $4 for 8. SO WORTH IT.
If you can't get wood hangers, I think that so long as you standardize the type of hanger you are using throughout your closet, it will help make things appear more neat and organized.
2. Organize by Color
There's just something very beautiful about having it organized by color. It also makes clothes easier to find. I went a step further and organized by type, then color. Above, you see that I placed all my dresses in one closet, and below you see my sweaters (lower rack) and tops (upper rack) in another area of the closet, also organized by color. This isn't necessary though – simply organizing by color will go a long way.
3. Curate, Curate, Curate, Then Donate
Once everything is organized by color and style, you'll have a 10,000 foot view of your closet, making it easier to curate. This step is kind of fun, like going shopping in your own closet.
I had a bunch of clothes from 7th grade that I was still holding on to. Some items were sentimental, and so I purchased a few storage boxes from the Container Store (yeah, I'm pretty obsessed) and placed items in there. Other items were unworn for many years, and so I donated those in a nearby clothing drop off parking lot box. Another option would have been to trade them in for cash at Ebay, The RealReal, or a Buffalo Exchange store, or a local consignment shop.