What can you do in 5 minutes? A LOT!
Organizing a closet doesn’t take much time. It’s the decluttering part that takes time. So if you are overwhelmed with the idea of completing a closet project, start with the organizing and use that motivation you gain to do the decluttering on the next go-around.
3 Steps to a More Organized Closet
1. Gather all the empty hangers. You know that one’s that are mixed in with the hanging clothes. You won’t believe this. It make a huge difference to move the empties to the end of the rod or to a basket on the floor or shelf. Try it, you’ll see! More organizied already.
2. Get rid of all the dry cleaning bags. Are you thinking that using these keeps your ‘fancy’ clothes clean? They also keep the drycleaning chemicals trapped in your clothes and that does them no favors. If you must keep some bags on your nice clothes, then let them air-out when you bring them home from the dry cleaner and then rewrap them and store them at the end of the closet rod, so they are out of your way.
3. Put like-items with like-items. It’s that organizing principle to gather things into groups. If you don’t do this now, you’ll be shocked at what a difference it will make. Hang all your pants together, all your long-sleeved shirts together, all your short sleeved shirts together. TOGETHER – BLISS!
A more organized closet! And quick! I bet it didn’t take more than 5 (or 10) minutes.
Let me worn you, it will take an extra moment each time when you are putting away laundry to maintain what you’ve done here. But it is so worth it to have an organized closet every time you open the door.