After coming home from the holidays, I felt like I was in need of my own organizational services. Seeing as the majority of my Christmas gifts were clothes, shoes, or jewelry, I felt it was time for me to follow my closet rule: when something new enters, then something old must leave.
If I was feeling like this, surely other women were ready to de-clutter after the holidays as well, right?… Sure enough, after New Years Day I received a few messages about needing my services :).
I wanted to put together a little step-by-step closet organization tutorial to help get you started (or at least help motivate you in the right direction). If you feel like you need to take this a step further with some in-person guidance, see my services section and feel free to contact me at: email@example.com.
OUT WITH THE OLD
Questions to ask yourself about getting rid of old items:
- Have you worn it this past year?
- Does it fit well?
- Is it flattering?
- Is it damaged?
- Does it look tired or worn?
- Did it need to be tailored a year ago?
- Would you purchase it in-store now?
IN WITH THE NEW
Questions to ask yourself about adding new items:
- Does it need to be hung up or folded?
- Are you in a season or a transitional season (i.e. Summer to Fall)?
- Are there dark corners in your closet you need to avoid placing current season items?
- Does your closet have more vertical or horizontal space?
- How do you want items organized? Color coordinated? By outfits?
- Do you need to invest in organizational items (hangers, drawer spacers, baskets, shoe containers, etc.)?
Here’s a peek at a few of my favorite organizational projects from 2015: