If you are planning a closet organizing project, here’s how you can have a lean closet full of clothes that you love!
L is for Lean – Less is Best . . . We wear 20% of our clothes 80% of the time. All those other items are just space hogs keeping you from putting great outfits together because you can’t easily see what you have.
L is for Love – Keep only Clothes that you Love. . . Wearing clothes that you love makes your day brighter. Get rid of all of your guilt clothes – you aren’t wearing them anyway.
Having a hard time deciding? Here is the Golden Question: Would you buy the item if you saw it in a store today?
Does organizing your closet make you feel overwhelmed? Maybe it’s time to call for help. I frequently organize closets with women and men, so give me a call.
Together we can make it happen quickly!
Does the thought of organizing your entire wardrobe make you groan and feel light-headed?
What to do?
Break it up into sections. For example:
I’ll put away my sandals and bring out my fall/winter shoes.
Next I’ll move the summer jackets out to make room for the year-round ones.
Then I’ll switch my summer pajamas with my winter ones. You get the idea.
A client who recently had me organize her closet for her was thrilled to discover a pair of
earrings purchased during a trip to Europe. She was sure they were lost forever…but they
were just waiting for rediscovery in the depths of her closet! I always say that instead of
thinking of it as tackling your clutter, go on a treasure hunt. My clients always find treasures
they thought were lost forever.
Let there be light!
That could be the motto for every closet organizing project.
Light equals energy. Let me repeat that. Light equals energy.
For some reason, good closet lighting is often overlooked, even in a walk-in closet.
Last week I decided to apply this rule to my own closet by adding another light. What a change!
Good light lets you see whether your slacks are blue or black. It eliminates “dark holes” that contain clothes you don’t choose to wear because you can’t see them back in their dingy corners. It motivates you to hang things up after wearing them.
Closet Organizing Tips:
Organizing Tip 1. Break closet organizing into sections.
Organizing Tip 2. Go on treasure hunts when doing projects.
Organizing Tip 3. Light is energy for all areas of the home.
I am going to take my own advice and do one section at a time. In fact, I recently did my shoes, and next I will be getting out my lightweight jackets. I am also working hard to eliminate the excess.
When I am not sure whether to keep something or not, I ask myself the Golden Question: “If I saw it in a store today, would I buy it?” When I work with clients organizing their closets, 90% of the time I get an instant “NO”.
Remember to WOW yourself after you complete each section of your closet!