Organizing a closet can be time-consuming, but it makes getting dressed each day much easier. And it often gives you better access to great items that you might otherwise overlook.
We live in an 87-year-old home, so I am cursed with the smallest closets on earth. This makes organization even more important.
My dresser drawers hold T-shirts, shorts, intimates and workout clothes. I stack everything so I can easily thumb through the piles.
My main closet is organized into several sections. The top shelf is for handbags and totes. The hanging section is separated into three sections: pants/jeans, skirts, and blouses/tops, which I try to seprate by color. I also keep small accessories in a plastic shoebox-style box.
I use a hanging shoe holder for sandals, flip-flops and clutch purses, a great way to keep smaller handbags organized and in plain view for easy access.
The floor is reserved for shoes. I’m one of those super-anal people who keeps her shoes in the original boxes. The boxes are easier to stack so I don’t have to dig, and they preserve the life of my shoes. I’ve also seen people take pictures of their shoes for outside of the boxes.
Because I am a clotheshorse, I took over the guest room closet, as well. There, I keep dress clothes, including the few suits I have held on to. Because it’s a big closet, there’s less wrinkling and damage from items being too close together.
Plastic tubs in the basement hold off-season clothing and shoes. I also keep sweaters in large under-bed boxes with mothballs or discs in the bottom to protect my wools.
Finally, I use an under-bed shoe storage bag, divided into sections, for shoes I don’t wear often but am not ready to get rid of.
If your closet is in need of a makeover, some of these tips may help you to organize and fully enjoy your clothes.
Or if your closet looks like that of a Beverly Hills housewife, share some of your own tips below for keeping your clothing and accessories neat, safe and accessible!
Amy Grace is married with two children. Read her Fridays on momaha.com