Over the years your closet has become the “catch all” for countless items. That cat sweater your grandmother got you two Christmases ago, every piece of outdoor equipment you have acquired in the past decade, not to mention the clothes you haven’t sorted through since the last fashion fad came and went—sound familiar?
Whether this sounds exactly like you or your closet just needs a minor pick-me-up the point is that our closets are a little too simple to close the door and forget about. Out of sight; out of mind, right? Wrong!
Today is the day that we are going to get down to the nitty-gritty of closet organization. Never again will you hold on to things you don’t need or store things inappropriately. It’s time to swing open the closet doors and let it all hang out so you can get it out! We’re not just talking about bedroom closets either. We are going to cover it all from the bedroom, to the bathroom, all the way to the kitchen! There’s no time like the present to really get your hands dirty and your closet clean by implementing some of the best organization strategies that have been collected over the past few years.
These aren’t just your mom’s organization techniques. We are going to bring modern back into the world of organization and along the way maybe you’ll have fun–and, dare we say, enjoy getting your closet back in tip-top shape!
Whether you realize it or not, you thrive on organization. When things are in place the sun shines a little brighter and the world operates a little smoother. Okay, so maybe closet organization doesn’t have an impact on the entire world, but it does impact YOUR world. There are a number of reasons that it’s important to keep your closet in check. Let’s discuss a few.
Clearing out your closets is a great way to remind yourself of what you have. Whether you are cleaning out old clothes or food in your pantry you’ll be amazed at how many things you own that you have simply forgot about. Keeping inventory is a terrific way to ensure that you are:
1) Using the items that you have.
2) That you are not buying multiples of things you already own.
Keeping track of what you have is the best way to make sure that you don’t waste your hard-earned cash on something that you don’t need.
It’s 7:45 and it’s time to jet out the door for work. Oh, wait. You need to grab an umbrella. You open your closet door and every piece of your life seems to crash to the floor. You see it all—photo albums, mix-matched shoes, your dog’s old chew toy, but the umbrella is nowhere. If you had an organized closet all you would have to do is open the door and remove the umbrella from the peg on the door. Sounds a little easier, right? Having a tidy closet will take a half-hour scrape with death to a two-second find. It’s worth the time to organize so that you don’t have to worry about finding your stuff when it’s least convenient.
You Look Like a Grown-up
Let’s face it; having a disaster of a closet takes you straight back to second grade when your mom used to force you to clean it up before you went out to play. A messy closet tells the world that you don’t have it together. A clean closet says that you have control of your life and you put out the effort to keep your life in order.
So there you have it—the reason why having an organized closet is the right thing to do. The truth is an organized closet just takes out the hassle and stress of chaos. There is so much going on in life that there is no reason to add to the crazy. Instead, you can take some times to sort out your life one pile at a time. Plus, you’ll be able to open your closet door without wearing a football helmet.
How Long Will it Take?
This is a great question, but has no simple answer. How long the process of organization will take largely depends on the star of the show (you). The points we’ll discuss throughout this report will offer you some insight on how to make the process run smoother and thus seriously reducing the amount of time you spend on any one portion of organizing. The size of the disorderly mess you are facing will be the ultimate decider on whether this means you’ll be missing your favorite TV show for the evening or if you have to cancel your weekend plans. The major thing to remember is that no matter how much time it takes—it has to get done. You can’t cut corners here or else you are doing yourself a disservice. Plus, you’ll probably be right back where you started from in a few days. If you really want to get your closet organized you’ll take as much time as you need and you’ll do it right. You’ll thank yourself later.
Where Do I Start?
We know this question is already buzzing around in your brain so let’s discuss the major details of this whole organization thing: The Starting Place. The Starting Place will differ for everybody, but most people fall into the phase where you simply need to figure out what you have. This may include a simple eye scan over your belongings, but for the more serious cases you will need to remove each item that you own and document it on a spreadsheet or even just on a piece of paper. Trust us; knowing what you have will influence the rest of the process. You gotta do it!
If you’re in search of tailored guides to help you organize specific closets, we have you covered. Take your pick.
Closet organization may seem like a daunting task, but it really is something that needs to be done.
Once you have organized your closet space you will be able to find everything you need in a matter of seconds without having to worry about what may crash to the floor. With these simple guides to closet organization you are well on your way to getting a closet that is usable and one that you can be proud of.
Don’t let the idea of organization get you down, just put on some music and jump into it. There are so many things you can do for your space that will make it look awesome and help you feel a little more at peace in this chaotic world.
Once it’s all said and done you’ll have a great space that is usable based on your life and your needs. Hey, that sounds pretty awesome.