We’ve all seen plenty of them on Pinterest: pristine closets overflowing with color-coordinated clothing and rows upon rows of beautifully displayed shoes and jewelry. While a giant walk-in closet complete with a chandelier and chaise lounge may be a bit out of reach for most of us, a well-organized and artfully displayed one is completely attainable. These organization tips will help to make your closet Pin-worthy in no time!
Image: A Mere Life
Written by Kari Bolen
1. The first step to an organized closet is to get rid of anything you don’t need. Ask yourself: do I feel confident in this? Have I worn it in the past 12 months? If the answer to either question is no — or if the item is damaged or doesn’t fit quite right — chuck it. Arrange everything into four categories: keep, trash, donate and storage (for those heavier winter items you won’t be wearing for a while).
Sometimes it can be difficult to get rid of things that you’ve become emotionally attached to, so invite a friend over to help you out. Friends offer an objective point of view — plus, you’ll have much more fun with a closet-cleaning partner! And remember: the more space you make in your closet, the more room you’ll have for new items!