Closets can get the best of us, can’t they?
When I got an S.O.S the other day from a very busy working mom, it all sounded so familiar.
Life is crazy, work hours become longer, kids have needs, and things like your closet get pushed to the back back burner.
Dr. V called because her closet had become a little bit of a disaster.
Like most of us, she figured she would get to it eventually but that turned into weeks and the mess just grew and grew.
(excuse the grainy iphone pics)
Vanessa did have one thing on her side and that was the fact that her closet already had great built-in storage. She had ample shelves, drawers, and hanging space just calling for her clothes.
This made my job easier and the end result gorgeous!
First I separated all of her “work” and “play” clothes.
She already had an excess of white plastic hangers so I used them for her more relaxed pieces.
I used more sturdy wooden hangers for her suits and more structured clothing.
I also separated all of her suits; jackets hang up top and the matching skirt/pants below.
I hung all of her clothes according to color: I like to start with neutrals and work my way into colors.
I also hung shirts according to sleeve length. Now she can quickly assess what she has and find what she needs. By using a system such as this, there will always be a place for everything.
Now going forward Dr. V can easily keep the system going!
Utilize shelves and drawers for casual pants, t-shirts, sweaters, and work out clothes.
Drawer organizers also help to corral things like panty hose and socks.
Also designate a place for extra buttons, safety pins, etc. so that these items don’t end up lost.
Also always have extra hangers on hand so you don’t have to pile things up!
I gave Dr. V tips for going forward so that she can easily adapt this organization system into her everyday life. The key is to use common-sense methods so that everything has a logical place.
If you want help digging out of your own closet contact me!
Spring is a great time to de-clutter!