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4 Simple Steps to an Organized Closet

Enjoy a clean start to the New Year with these helpful tips

Between the holiday rush, the seasons changing and the end of a busy year, you may be looking forward to a little rest and relaxation in 2016. As you prepare for that, discover the benefits of a clean, functional living space, beginning with your bedroom. Eliminate the stress and the mess with these simple tips about how to organize your closet.

Take Inventory

While it may seem like a grueling task, the benefits of doing a closet overhaul are worth it. Begin by unloading everything from your closet to get a complete inventory of everything that is in there. You may not realize how many items of clothing that you haven’t worn in years are taking up prime real estate in your closet. This process also may give you creative inspiration for pairing old and new items of clothing together for fresh outfit ideas. This is a great time to pack up last season’s clothes and make room for warmer attire.


organized closetDe-Clutter and Donate

As you survey the items you have now removed from your closet, you notice the spare pillows for the guest bedroom and the kids’ old soccer cleats, and everything else you stashed in there in a frantic dash to tidy the house. Take some time to sort things into piles: what to keep, what to toss and what to donate.

As you settle on what to keep, adopt the sage advice of Benjamin Franklin: “A place for everything and everything in its place.” (And you thought it was just your mom who said that!) Whether it is extra pillows or your favorite blouse, use your space efficiently. A closet should be functional, not a last minute catch-all for cleaning sprees. Discover creative ways to maximize space in small closets here.

Invest in Quality Hangers

This may seem silly, but you’ll be amazed at the difference it makes. How often do you open your closet doors, only to discover several sweaters and a dress or two that slid off the hanger onto the floor? Using proper hangers keeps your closet clear of clutter, and keeps clothes hanging in a uniform manner. Sturdy, strong hangers are important for clothing made of heavier fabrics, while cheap wire hangers can potentially damage your delicate clothing. Show your threads a little TLC by investing in reliable support.

Create Sections

Once you narrow down which garments will stay in your closet, organize them in a way that makes the most sense to you. Some prefer to sort by color, others like to pair outfits together and some find it easiest to separate them by style. Everyone is different, so do what works for you. An organized closet helps you find what you need quickly, and minimizes the time you spend cleaning it! Knowing exactly which pieces you have in your fashion arsenal is the first step to the perfect outfit.

The simple, sophisticated styles of P. Taylor Clothing keep your closet streamlined, as each piece boasts versatile appeal. The understated elegance of our clothing allows you to balance classic style and comfort, without cluttering your closet. Shop our online store today to discover these must-have pieces for your wardrobe in 2016.