So you have been dreading the task of tackling your closet of a while now? And although you've manage to come up with every excuse under the sun when it's time to getting it done but you know you will have to do it at some point. I understand....really I do. I know the task can seem a little overwhelming and the last thing you want to do is half ass it. So I wanted to drop a few tips that would create a serious effect in your closet, regardless of it's size.
The first thing you need to do is get rid of everything that is too small or too large to get tailored; extremely worn pieces or those damaged and anything, including accessories that scream cheap or cheesy. You can donate, trash or sell them and possibly even make a few coins for items you may need to add to your wardrobe. This helps give you a better understanding of what you have to work with and what your wardrobe may be lacking, not to mention it creates a little wiggle room for you to work with.
Now group your likes with likes, pants with pants, dresses with dresses, etc. Then organize each 1. by group (example = shirt) 2. by color (exmample = white) and 3. sleeve length (example = short sleeve). Now before you let your mind convince you that that's too much work, consider the good glory of going to your closet and within 2 seconds know exactly how many white short sleeve shirts you have...oh and because you got rid of everything that didn't fit, you don't have to waste time trying it on. Consider checking out some clothing stores such as Old Navy for their pant hangers (some stores transh them) or buy a few if you have the cash on hand. They save soooo much space and they save you time ironing or money getting them pressed.
When in comes to your shoes, store them in the boxes at the bottom of your closet with the description info facing toward you (store last season selections in the back). If you don't have the boxes store them side by side neatly in the closet facing you, while using the like with like method. Use the top of your closet to house your handbags in a neat and orderly fashion. You can also store your hats and other accessories up there too. You can also store more accessories in your drawer thanks to drawer organizers that are amazingly perfect!
Now that you know what you have to work with and can easily access it all, it's time for you to take notes. Literally.....write down every item that you own. For example remember that white shirt? List as much about the shirt as possible, such as where it came from, how much cost, the size and color, etc. This will help you keep track of what you have and where your wardrobe is lacks pieces to maximize your style options. The convenient and handy Style Journal that is included in the 21 Day Slay is my personal favorite because I just fill in the item details, plus it help me save a few coins because it keeps me from buying what I already have more than enough of.
I have a entire section dedicated to organizing your closet in the Style Manual if you are serious about getting your closet in order; step by step. You have to decide what you need to store, how you're going to conveniently store them in a way that is visually appealing.
Get creative and keep in mind, this your special place so it's only right to personalize it and bring things in that inspire you. If you don't have a large closet, bring things into your bedroom that you can refer to when you are ready to glam up.
Now lets get it done Girl!!!