If I told you that editing your closet could save you time, money & maybe a few grey hairs would you believe me?
Most of us only wear 20% of what we have 80% of the time. Which means we’re holding onto clutter and buying too much which in most cases causes stress, which leads to grey hairs. You see how I did that there.
In this video I follow 7 steps to editing my closet. It’s important that you’re ready the clear out your closet & that you’re truthful to yourself during this process. If you’re not going to purge your closet correctly I can’t promise grey hairs won’t grow.
Find a clear space to dump your closet contents.
Love It: items that fit you well, colors that look great on you. Your got to pieces
Like It/Sell: Pieces that you enjoy but don’t wear often. These pieces may need alterations, you bought them but never found an occasion to wear it. If it’s in your closet & you haven’t worn it over a year add it to this pile.
Donate: Pieces that you haven’t worn over a year. These are pieces that you can’t fit, these pieces may not be worth selling or you don’t mind donating to a thrift store. These pieces shouldn’t be damaged.
Trash: Damaged pieces. Items that are faded, torn beyond repair, stains that don’t come out.
I like to use these Space Saving Velvet hangers. Everything hangs neat & you can fit more pieces in small places.
Merchandising your closet is important because you need to know where everything is so you’re not spending extra time looking for items. I like to merchandise from left to right, light to dark. Shirts, Skirts, Pants, Jumpers & Dressers. Make this step work for you.
Try on the all the pieces in your Like pile. Figure out why you don’t wear them. If it’s fit can you alter the pieces or have someone do it? If Can it happen soon? You don’t want to add pieces back into your pile that will sit there. If they can’t be be altered sell them or donate.
Remove the pieces that you are going to donate & trash. Get them out the house asap so that they don’t end up back in your closet.
Shoes can be organized in containers or exposed on shelves. I like to store my shoes in clear, drop front boxes. I like these because I can see the shoes easily. The drop front allows easy access without having to lift the boxes. If organizing on the shelf place one toe facing out towards you & the other facing in towards the wall, you will be able to fit more shoes this way.