(Jessica is a guest blogger from Mom 4 Real.)
The first trick to having an organized closet space is downsizing your wardrobe. Take inventory of your closet, and if you don’t love an item, get rid of it. The best way to do this is to take everything out of your closet and start with a clean slate. Pick up each article of clothing and really ask yourself each time how that item makes you feel. If it’s too tight, ditch it. Seriously…if it doesn’t make you feel good, let it go. If you haven’t worn it in the past year, get rid of it. Stop thinking that you may miss something if you get rid of it. You won’t miss it, and you will love a more streamlined closet space filled only with the things you absolutely love! Once you have purged what you don’t love, it’s time to organize!
Let’s talk about the shoes, shall we? Hopefully by the time you get to the shoes, you have ditched the ones you don’t love. I like to store shoes in a hanging shoe holder. I place one shoe facing the back and one shoe facing forward so I can see what is in each compartment. I can grab exactly what I need in a snap! If you’re still hanging on to several pairs of old, beat up shoes, consider tossing those and investing in quality over quantity.
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For scarves, use an over the door hanging scarf/belt holder. This one has swinging arms so you can flip through your scarves with ease and keep them from getting wrinkled too. No more searching through bunched up scarves trying to find the right one!
This may be my favorite closet organizing gadget ever…the extended hanging rod! It is one of the few items that can add space under your hanging clothes without having to add anything permanently. It’s the perfect way to add extra hanging space!
I hope these closet storage ideas help you get motivated to not only clean out your closet, but get it organized too! Check out The Container Store Coupon Page for some awesome deals on storage and organization tools like the ones you saw here!