Fancy hangers, stacking shelves, and over-the-door racks are all marvelous for keeping your closet in order. But the absolute simplest way to keep track of your duds is to create a system for sorting your wardrobe: Organize your clothing …
Keep shorter skirts together, longer skirts together. Keep cardigans in one spot, pullovers in another. Keep long-sleeved dresses together, short-sleeved dresses together, and sleeveless dresses together. This system is helpful for those who build outfits on the fly: If the ensemble requires a miniskirt, you know just where to look.
Store anything super formal aside from your everyday wear, then sort workwear separately from casual and weekend wear. This system is pretty broad, but helps minimize scouting time. If you don’t have to flip through your tees and hoodies while getting dressed in the morning, it saves on prep time and aggravation.
Stash outer layers – such as blazers, cardigans, vests, and toppers – in one area. Keep your top layers – such as button-down shirts and pullover sweaters – in another. Layering tees and camis can be stored separately. This system is most useful to those who live in cooler or changeable climates, as it benefits expert layerers.
BY FREQUENCY OF USE
Basics go in one spot, favorites in another, and accent pieces in yet another. I recommend this system for those with small, well-edited wardrobes only since it encourages frequent use of the same garments. Those with larger, varied closets should make sure non-favorites are visible and in-rotation, too.
If you’re a design geek, sorting your wardrobe by color is sure to appeal. And building outfits based on color mixes alone is a fun and creative way to go!
Many people prefer to keep their clothing organized on multiple levels … I know I do. So feel free to implement multiple systems to create a closet that’s easy for YOU to navigate!
Image via Alkemie.
Originally posted 2011-04-01 06:16:32.