1. Put like items with like items. Think about the different types of outfits you wear. Do you have clothes for work, clothes for working out, clothes for lounging around the house.
2. Decide what works best for you. You may need a drawer for workout clothes or a space in the closet for work clothes. I keep my casual clothes in my dresser and my dressier clothes in the closet.
3. Organize by type, by color, by sleeve length. Do what makes sense for you. For example my closet is where I keep dressier items organized by sleeve length and then color - sleeveless tops, short sleeve tops, long sleeve tops, layering pieces, dresses. My jeans are stacked on the top shelf with my bags and my shoes are on a rack sitting on the closet floor. Casual clothes are in my dresser drawers organized with tops in one drawer and bottoms and seasonal items in the next drawer. Jackets and coats are in my hallway closet with shoes I wear the most often.
Tip 1: Give hangers an upgrade Pull out all those mismatched random hangers and create a uniform look with ones that are all the same - wood, velvet, metal You decide! This will make such a difference in how your closet looks.
Tip 2: Add a special touch. If you have the space, add pretty hooks for your bags and place your accessories in cute baskets.
1. Be consistent. Try to do a maintenance declutter of your clothing at least once a season and ask yourself the same questions each time. Do I still love this? Do I wear this? Does it fit? Pay attention to when a drawer or area of your closet is starting to look a little full. Set aside a few minutes to go through that area when it starts looking too full. Only keep what will fit in the space you have. If it doesn't fit then something needs to go.
2. Edit as your life changes. Along with routine maintenance you should reassess your closet during changes such as a new job, weight loss or gain, new baby, moving...
Maintaining your closet and dressing your best each day is a great form of self care. As you maintain your closet you'll also be able to start to curate it as well. Without all those extra clothes getting in the way you'll begin to see what you have and notice what you love.
Are there certain colors, styles, fabrics that you always reach for? Take note of that.
This will make shopping easier in the future and you'll be able to buy pieces that coordinate with what you already own.
You'll start to discover your style and be able to curate a closet you love.