How to keep your closet organized and clutter-free

It’s always good to regularly go through your closet and get rid of clothes you’re not wearing.  You can donate items in good shape and make space for the clothes that you love and actually wear on a regular basis. Keeping a packed closet neat and organized can be a challenge, so here are a few basic organizing and housekeeping rules that may help.

  1. Store sweaters and tops neatly folded on a shelf, basket or inside a drawer.  If you struggle with folding, learn how, by watching a video on YouTube.
  2. Get into the habit of immediately placing your dirty garments into the hamper.
  3. When you remove a garment from a hanger, move the hanger to the front of the closet and keep empty hangers all in one place.
  4. If your closet has a standard door, utilize the inside of the door, by hanging an over-the-door shoe organizer or coat rack.
  5. If you’re short on closet space, purchase closet organizers to help you to stay organized. 
  6. Go through your closet every season and sort, purge, donate and toss!  If the seasons remain the same in your area, schedule some time about every 4-6 months to go through your closet to avoid over-accumulation.   

Getting dressed in the morning is a lot easier and less stressed when you have an organized closet and can find what you need when you need it!

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    • Billy says:

      That’s a good point. I’ve honestly never thuoght about it before. Typically, shoes are stored on shelves below clothes. I’ve never seen them put above. But regardless, if shoes are very dirty muddy or wet they should be washed before putting back in the closet not only to keep your closet clean but to keep your shoes in good condition.

  6. Thank you so much for these tips. These are really of great help. I love collecting things but I just cannot keep my closet organized. It is just a disaster. Everything is everywhere and I just do not know what to do. Good thing I found this post.

    • Ali says:

      , shoes have touched the the puilbc restroom floor and don’t belong above your sweaters. preferably shoe closet (and a full length mirror) should be close the entrance door so you can wear them before exiting the shoes in the house!

    • Mohamed says:

      Remove everything, while doing that group like tihgns together, separate dated/not worn etc.Group seasonal clothing. Use bins (plastic/baskets) put seasonal in bins to switch out your closets according to seasons.Shoes: you can use a over the door organizer. There are also other organizer that can be hung from the rod (for t-shirts, small items).Hangers: there are slim hangers, they do make a difference.Keep in mind Downsizing, if you have not used or seen it in the last 12 months.

  7. Rebecca says:

    Great tips, once again. Thanks so much!