Back-to-School Shopping? Organize Your Closet Before Hitting the Stores
Whether you love it or dread it, back-to-school shopping is a late-summer tradition. Still, you can hardly hope to find space for all your new purchases if you don’t take the time to organize your closet ahead of time. Before adding to your wardrobe, it pays to take stock of your belongings, identifying items that can go and others that you still need to purchase. As we approach the dog days of summer, check out Closet World’s top tips for getting organized in time for fall.
Survey Your Belongings
When it comes to back-to-school shopping, experts advise surveying what you currently own before hitting the stores. For example, a review of your closet shelving might show that you have ten pairs of jeans but only one or two skirts. Then again, you might realize you have plenty of school attire but nothing to wear on weekends or while exercising. By assessing what you own, you can better determine what stores to visit when you hit the mall.
Keep, Donate, Toss
Just because you loved that top when you bought it doesn’t mean you have to keep it forever. If you have items on your closet shelves or hangers that you no longer wear, it’s probably time to make some tough decisions. We recommend using the keep, donate, toss system of wardrobe organization. To start, take everything out of your closet. Then separate it into three piles, deciding what to hold on to, what to donate to charity, and what to throw away. Be honest about what you use and don’t be afraid to throw away items that no longer meet your needs or lifestyle.
Switch Up Your Layout
When was the last time you took a close look at your closet layout? Just because all your clothes and accessories fit in your closet doesn’t mean the space is being used to its best advantage. To increase the odds of finding what you need quickly, we recommend moving clothes around so the front and middle parts of your closet are used to store items you wear most frequently. Clothes you wear less often, like that formal dress or three-piece suit, can probably go in the back or on the sides.
Ditch the Duplicates
Do you have a habit of buying multiple items that serve the same purpose? If you find that you have six black t-shirts, it’s probably time to ditch the extras. Doing this allows space for items you truly need and prevents your closet from getting messy or overcrowded.
Find Closet Shelving That Meets Your Needs
Closet World was built on the idea that home storage spaces should combine form and function. To that end, we offer a wide range of closet shelving, drawers, accessories, and finishes designed to organize your belongings. Whether your closet is a spacious walk-in or a cramped reach-in, the right tips and tricks can ensure you find a place for everything. Plus, we offer plenty of style options so you can customize your closet based on your needs and preferences. Ready to get started? Check out our closet design catalog and then call to set up an appointment. We look forward to helping you redesign your space.