There are two types of people in the world: those who are naturally organized and those who must work to be organized. Maybe you fall into that second category- you really want to be organized, but you’re overwhelmed and don’t know where to start.
And as some of us are beginning to think about spring cleaning, closet spaces are a good starting point.
My once well-organized closet now looks like this. I;’m struggling to find what I need and I’m tired of it. Maybe you feel the same way.
Getting organized is possible, but it doesn’t happen overnight. With the following tips, you too can have an organized closet.
1. Think about your family and your needs.
Who lives in your home? What rooms do you use daily in your home? What spaces are currently giving you the biggest headache? When you consider your family’s needs, and organize accordingly, you’re more likely to stay organized. Apply this to closets, too. Who uses that closet? What do they use the most? What don’t you need in that space that could go somewhere else?
2. Simplify, declutter and purge!
When you’re organizing, remove everything you don’t need or don’t use. Keep only what you use and trash or donate everything else. Clutter doesn’t help you in any way and it only stresses you out.
3. Sort and purge all rooms at least twice a year to keep things organized and decluttered.
We like to declutter once around Christmas time and once again in the summer. We usually donate or repurpose what we no longer use. This cuts down on toy clutter and helps us to rid ourselves of the things we no longer need.
4. Start small
Don’t try to tackle your whole house in a day. Start with a closet first, or even a drawer. Organize all cabinets and drawers and then move on to closets and rooms. Before you know it, your whole house will be organized!
5. Have specific places for everything and put things away when you are finished with them.
Sometimes we get lazy and we don’t always put things away when we are done. We then forget where we put them and misplace them! It’s better to put away the items and be done with it.
Getting organized may seem overwhelming, but it’s easier than you think. All it takes is dedication and a little effort…and the patience to start small.
6 responses to “Getting organized: how to organize your closets and keep them that way! (Part One)”
Thanks for sharing your organizing tips on Merry Monday. I think it’s hardest to declutter since everyone wants to hang on to their junk. I got really brutal with my craft stash and final organized everything and I love it! Now, on to the rest of the house.
You are so right!! Thanks for visiting and commenting. Have a great week!
You always inspire me, I need to get on the declutter thing, planning a garage sale soon!
Thank you! I need to have a garage sale myself 🙂
Thank you for sharing your tips, It’s great to see how others organize and make things work.
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