Closet Organization Essentials: Primped & Proper

I don’t know about you but like any young person, I love to shop. Whether its a Home Goods in a lovely suburb or a small boutique in the city, something always catches my eye. And with that super skill of shopping, I have accumulated a fair amount of clothing for one person. It actually scares me sometimes.

One of the perks of living alone is that you have the flexibility to organize your own space. You call the shots and make the decisions. As I moved into my new space, I was luckily blessed with bigger closet space. Every girl’s dream.

Buy lots of hangers

If you know you have a lot of clothing items, just buy as many hangers as you can since they will be put to good use. One of my favorite new buys is the velvet covered hangers, like these from Target. Not only are they aesthetically pleasing but they keep your clothes on the hanger instead of on the floor. So get those hangers! The best part is that they are relatively cheap too.

Fabric bins to hold the rest

If you are anything like me, you definitely don’t have a dresser yet. I’ve been at my place for almost four months and clothes are still in boxes. After a trip to my local Bed, Bath, and Beyond, I was able to find fabric boxes of all sizes that have the capability to hold all sorts of clothing items from bathing suits to workout clothes. By using fabric boxes, you can also add a hint of color or pattern to your closet. If there’s any opportunity to mix it up, take the chance. Most stores like Target, Walmart, or Bed Bath and Beyond have these fabric boxes. In my closet, I chose to place them on the top shelf; out of the way but accessible.

Add a few plastic bins

Always a great storage option plus plastic bins are cost efficient and easy to find in any store. Plus if its a clear bin, its easy to locate that top you want to wear to work or class that day!

Shoe racks… seriously!

This has changed everything in my closet. I find that most of the time, it is difficult to find a visually pleasing way to store your shoes. As soon as I saw the shoe rack, I knew it was perfect. There are a variety of sizes and designs which can be helpful in your closet organization journey. One of the biggest perks is that you can see what you have, which will prevent unnecessary purchases and you can utilize all the pairs you have since they are visible, as opposed to having them in boxes.

Tighten up your folding skills

If you want your closet to look clean cut, improve your folding skills. Make those lines even and neat. I believe you know how!

Donate unwanted clothing

It is always a good idea to go through your clothing items and if you haven’t worn it in the past year, it should go. I enjoy selling my clothes on Postmark — not only will you get rid of a few items but you can make a quick buck as well. In addition, you can donate clothes to various organizations or you can sell to a consignment shop. Another fun idea is to organize a swap party. Invite your friends, each person will bring 3-5 lightly used clothing items, and you have to get rid of the clothes by swapping them out with other items that your friends have brought. Not only is it an opportunity to have a small, fun gathering, you can get fresh items from your friends, as well!

Organize your clothes

Don’t be lazy and just stuff your cloths in the closet, organize them. Find out what is best for you. Do you like having all the items separated by color or type (i.e.: dresses, blouses, blazers, and rompers)? You decide.

Happy organizing!

 

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Kristen Valera is a working girl in the CT area who enjoys finding new places to eat, and has officially made the big move to her first apartment. She hopes her experiences will help others to find their space.

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