When I left my corporate job, I had this intense desire to get rid of half of the items in my closet. I started to go through it one day and set aside some items to give away, sell and donate, but that pile was still sitting there a month later. I just couldn’t finish the job and was waiting for the right mood to strike to tackle such an enormous project.
I finally took on the project this week and it feels like a weight was lifted. I love walking into a clean, organized and less cluttered closet.
My closet is small and due to the nature of my job (sharing a lot of clothing/styling clothing) it’s easy to let things get out of hand. I’m also hanging on to things that “no longer bring me joy” (thank you Mari Kondo for coining the phrase) out of guilt and I’m ready to be done with that.
If I’m honest with myself, I know what my clothing wearing patterns are. I have my share of classics that I keep for a long time and then I tend to cycle through my latest purchases and wear the heck out of them until a new batch favorites comes along. I’m realizing now that I need my closet to reflect the reality of how I dress.
When purging my closet this week, I thought about what items I wore most, are in-season, and that I needed access to, and I put those items front and center. Everything else (winter coats, occasion dresses, sweaters) were stored in areas that are more of an effort to access.
I do still have an extra clothing rack next to the mirror in our bedroom for my try-on sessions. Ideally I wouldn’t need it, but my brain likes to have the visual reminder of my new arrivals organized in a way that makes my try-on sessions logistically flow better, so it’s likely not going away anytime soon.
If your closet needs a major transformation, keep reading!
A surefire way to motivate yourself to get started on a closet purge is to ensure you have all of the organizing items you need first. I shared a post about how to purge your closet last year and thought I’d share some of my favorite products for keeping your closet organized including my beloved velvet hangers.
Before purchasing anything, start with a purge and then evaluate what you have left and what products you need to organize the items in your closet.
I highly recommend switching to velvet hangers (I have these ones). They’re a slimmer profile and this take up less space and make clothes hang more nicely. It’s an investment I promise is worth making!
acrylic jewelry organizer | velvet hangers (beige & pink) | headband holder (here & here) | acrylic shelf dividers for closet (here , here & here) | shoe stacker (space saving shoe organizer) | closet storage bins | clear drawer storage bins | 6-drawer storage unit | over the door hangers | hanging closet organizing tray (great if you have a closet with metal/wire shelves) | purse/clutch/wallet organizer (here too) | white drawer dividers | acrylic 3-drawer organizer | acrylic 5-drawer organizer | gold necklace holder
Here’s to a happier closet!