Closet cleaning & closet organizing tips

Have you ever heard of the 80/20 principal? This applies to clothing too – odds are you wear 20% of what you own, 80% of the time. Make it a goal to reduce this ratio and get more out of your wardrobe!

Closet Cleaning Tip: If you haven’t worn it in the last year, consider donating it, ditching it, or selling it on consignment. Don’t wait for something to fit or come back into style – closet space is valuable real estate! :0)

Closet Cleaning Tip: Hangers- The first secret to having a harmonious closet is matching hangers. I recommend sleek wooden hangers, which can be found for much less than you’d think. Try Ikea, Target, or Linens-n-Things for multi-packs in natural, cherry, or espresso woods to coordinate with your furniture. Having solid wooden hangers that all match will allow your clothing to hang beautifully and evenly spaced, and keep things wrinkle-free.
Closet Cleaning Tip: Sort it out- You need to decide whether to sort by color, clothing type, frequency of use or in your own unique way. I personally sort by clothing classification eg., from sleeveless tops to blazers to dresses to pants, w/ everything else strategically placed in between. This allows me to browse my closet and select an outfit in a logical order.

Closet Cleaning Tip: Shoes- I wouldn’t suggest storing your shoes in boxes of any kind. Pulling one pair out can create a domino effect, and no one needs extra chaos while running out the door. Shoe trees, shelving, racks, or over-the-door pockets are the easiest ways to store your shoes. Keep the ones you wear most often in close reach & store your special occasion/ off-season footwear in harder to access spots. If you’re looking to add a touch of fun to your closet area, “feature” your most fabulous shoes in a prominent spot for all to see!

Storage With Style Tip: Make your closet a sanctuary? If you’d like to make your storage space a little more luxe, consider couple of my suggested upgrades – even if you don’t have a walk-in! Lay down a small area rug or runner & add luxe lighting with a mini chandelier or pendant lamp.

Storage with style tip: Paint or paper it pretty & swap outdated closet doors for updated, ultra-chic curtains.

Storage with style tip: Decorate with a dress form & make your mirror match your style. :0)