Do you have a closet where everything is in disarray and nothing is organized?
It’s an organization nightmare!
You’ve got clothes strewn all over your room, and you can’t find anything.
It’s impossible to get dressed because you have no idea what you even own anymore.
You know it’s time to clean things up.
But where do you begin?
I am here to help.
I’ve put together this guide on how to organize your clothes in just a few steps.
I will tell you how to organize your clothes so that they look great and you can find them easily.
I will also show you some benefits of why organizing your clothes is important.
5 Benefits Of Organizing Your Clothes
Clothes can be a total hassle to organize and keep organized.
They’re bulky, they get dirty, they need to be ironed, and you can never find what you’re looking for because the list goes on and on.
And if you live in a small space like an apartment or dorm room, it’s even worse.
Your closet is a mess!
You don’t know what to wear and you waste time each morning trying to find something to wear.
If you want to know how to organize your life, a great start would be organizing your closet!
Here are some of the benefits of organizing your clothes:
1. Save Time
Your closet is a mess.
I know, I’ve been there.
You have a lot of clothes, but they’re all crammed in there and it’s hard to find what you’re looking for.
You might even have a few items that are missing tags or still have the tags on them!
Don’t worry and trust me.
When you organize your clothes, you’ll be able to find everything quickly and easily no matter how much stuff you have.
That means no more wasted time trying to figure out what you want to wear this morning!
This is a perfect motivation to clean up your closet as soon as possible.
2. Less Stress
If you’re anything like me, you probably get stressed out every time you try to find something in your closet.
And even when you do find it, there’s always that nagging feeling that maybe this is the last time it’ll fit or be cute enough to wear.
But when you organize your clothes and put them in labeled bins or drawers, it’s easy to find what you need.
It feels much more secure because nothing’s getting lost or left behind.
You don’t have to worry about what you’re going to wear in the morning because everything’s right where you need it.
Even if your wardrobe isn’t huge, organizing it will still help reduce stress levels.
3. Avoid Buying Duplicates
Organizing your clothes helps you avoid buying duplicates.
It’s easy to buy the same item of clothing in different colors or styles because they’re so similar and easily interchangeable.
But if you have a closet full of clothes in all different shades of white, then it’s easy to mix them up and accidentally wear two pieces that are almost exactly alike.
If you organize your wardrobe well enough, though, it will be much easier to tell which pieces are alike.
It is also much easier for you to sort your clothes and choose what to keep and what to toss!
4. Save More Space
Space is the most valuable thing in the world.
You can’t buy it, you can’t make it, and you don’t have enough of it.
So when you’re stuck with too much stuff—like clothes—and not enough space to keep it all organized, what do you do?
Well, if you’re anything like me, then you probably just throw your hands up in frustration and give up.
But there’s no reason to do that!
There are plenty of ways to optimize your storage space so that you can fit more clothes into less space.
Here are some easy ways to get started:
- Use a hanging shoe organizer instead of a dresser for your t-shirts and underwear (this will give them room to breathe)
- Use compression packing bags for sweaters and other bulky items (you’ll be amazed at how much more room these take up!)
- Try using vacuum seal bags for any seasonal clothing that you don’t wear regularly (they’re great for keeping things smelling fresh!)
5. Make Room For New Things
Organizing your clothes can help you make room for new things.
Learning how to make room for new things is a form of self-care.
When you buy a new piece of clothing, it’s important to find a place for it in your wardrobe.
If you don’t have enough space or the right kind of storage, you might end up with a wardrobe full of clothes that are too small, too big, or otherwise unsuitable for your body type.
That’s why it’s important to organize your clothes so that you always know where everything is.
So when you go shopping, you can be sure to find something that fits well and looks great on your body type.
6 Easy Steps To Organize Your Clothes
Clothes are a huge part of our lives.
We wear them every day, we wash them often, and we store them in closets, dressers, and cabinets.
But sometimes it seems like the more clothes we have, the harder it is to keep track of what’s where.
It doesn’t have to be that way.
I’ve got some easy steps for you to organize your clothes so you never have to hunt for that pair of pants or shirt again!
Here are six easy steps to get started:
1. Start With A Clean Slate
When you’re trying to clear up the clutter in your closet, it’s tempting to just start thrifting and buying things without any real plan.
But that’s not going to get you where you want to be.
Instead, take the time to clear out your entire closet and start from scratch.
If you’ve got a lot of stuff in there, it can be hard to know where to start.
So, take all your clothes out and get started!
2. Purge Your Closet
The next step is purging your closet.
This is a very important one.
You’ll want to look at every piece of clothing you own, and decide if it fits with the wardrobe you’d like to have.
If it doesn’t, or if it’s something you know you’ll never wear, get rid of it!
The more clothes you own, the harder it is to keep track of what’s in there.
This can cause problems later on when you’re trying to find something specific, and let’s be honest: who wants that?
If there are some pieces that are just too precious to part with, consider donating them instead.
If they’re not in good enough condition for donation, give them away to friends or family.
Just make sure they’ll take them off your hands!
3. Sort Your Clothes By Type
I recommend sorting your clothes by type because it’s the easiest way to make sure you don’t forget anything when you’re getting ready in the morning.
So whether you’re looking for a cardigan or a pair of jeans, just sort your closet into piles, and go from there.
It’s also a good idea to keep your shoes in their own special place.
Either hanging from the back of the door or standing up on their own in another part of your closet.
It’s best to keep them away from any sharp objects like hangers.
4. Fold Your Clothes Correctly
Folding clothes is a great way to make your closet look neat and organized.
It’s also a great way to take care of your clothes and keep them from wrinkling, which will save you time ironing in the future.
Here are some simple tips for folding your clothes correctly:
- Fold all of your shirts in half vertically and then slip them into the dresser drawer. This will help them fit together better and it’ll also give you more space in your drawers.
- Fold pants at the waistband so they lay flat when stacked on top of each other; this makes it easy to see all of the different pairs that you own!
- Fold sweaters so they don’t take up as much room in your drawers; simply fold them in half horizontally and then lay them flat at the back of your drawer (or on top of folded shirts).
- Fold jeans at the waistband so they lie flat against each other without creasing; this will help prevent wrinkles from forming on the outside seam when you wear them again!
5. Hang Your Clothes From The Bottom Up
If you’re looking for a way to organize your clothes that won’t be too much of a hassle, this method is a great place to start.
There are several reasons why hanging your clothes from the bottom up is a good idea.
The first is that when you do it this way, you can see everything that’s in your closet at once.
If all of your clothes are on hangers, you can look in one spot and see everything that’s available.
And if something doesn’t fit right or doesn’t look right on you, it will be easier to find something else that does.
Another benefit of hanging your clothes from the bottom up is that doing so makes it easy to pick out outfits for the day ahead of time.
You’ll also likely save time by not having to dig through piles or stacks of clothing every morning before work or school.
Instead, all of your options will be right there in front of you!
6. Clean Up
You’re almost done!
The final step is to clean up your closet.
All of the clothes that you’ve put away should be washed and put away in their proper place.
This is important because if you leave dirty or wrinkled clothes on a shelf, they will collect dust and germs, which can cause allergies or illness.
It’s also important because if you don’t clean up after yourself, your home will begin to look messy and unorganized even though it was organized just a few minutes ago!
And remember, it’s always easier to keep things organized than it is to organize them again after being disorganized for a long period of time!
Build Your Own Capsule Wardrobe!
Another thing that can help you organize your closet is by building your own capsule wardrobe.
What is a capsule wardrobe?
It’s a way to build a wardrobe of clothes that you love and wear all the time.
If you’ve ever had trouble finding clothes that fit, or you’ve ever felt like your closet was full of things you didn’t really like, then this guide is for you.
I’ll walk you through the steps of building your own capsule wardrobe so that no matter what happens in your life, you’ll always have something on hand to make you feel confident and ready to take on anything.
And I can help!
We’ve got all the tips and tricks you need to make sure that what’s in your closet reflects who you are.
Download my free capsule wardrobe guide and start building your own!