- Group Like with Like: Belts, sweaters, long sleeve shirts, work pants, dresses, button-down shirts, jeans, shorts--you get the idea--and decide the best place to store each item as a group (i.e. hang pants in closet, fold and stack sweaters in a bureau).
- Utilize Prime Real Estate: Reserve the front and middle of your closet for clothes you wear most often. Example: If you have to get dressed for work each morning at 6am, make sure your work clothes are easily accessible at the front of your closet. Lesser worn items like formal wear and out-of-season should be stored towards the back and on the upper shelves.
- Spend Wisely: You may be tempted to throw your hands up, pull out your credit card and buy an expensive closet organizer. Don't do this. Measure the space, asses what you already have and then plan your closet accordingly. Buy only what you need to store your clothes, and re-purpose what you already own if possible. Think: small bookcases, cubbies and baskets are great for storing handbags, shoes, accessories, gym clothes.
Working in groups of items will help you figure out how much space you need and the best way to store each type of item. Don't forget to measure a space 3 times before buying a new storage item. Nothing is worse than carting something home and finding it's just a smidge too wide.
ORGANIZE AND STORE YOUR CLOTHES RESOURCES: