I know that it's typically women who envision the perfect closet: rows of shoes, shelves of bags, drawers of jewelry, color and season coordination. But organizing a closet is helpful for men, too. It gives you more space, helps avoid wrinkles (Who has time to iron?), and makes it easier to find the appropriate baseball jersey on game day. However, organizing a closet can take a lot of time, effort, and skill. Not the tidy type? No worries!
Read these quick tips on how to organize your closet:
1. Out with the old
It's easier to organize when you have less, so the first step is to get rid of old garments. Anything that you haven't touched in over a year has got to go! It's time to part with anything that is torn beyond repair. If you have problems deciding whether you should junk clothes or not, a good idea is to put all your hangers backwards. After you wear and wash something, put it back on a hanger the correct way. If there are any hangers left backwards after six months, then it's safe to say that those are things that can be donated or thrown away.
2. Keep similar times together
This is really simple to do, so why not? Put all your pants in one place, all your sweaters in another. That way, when you want to wear a button-down shirt, you will know exactly where to look. Once you organize items by category, you can color coordinate within the category or organize the clothes from casual to formal.
3. Consider space savers
If you do those things and still have a messy closet, then it's time to consider space savers. One idea is packing up clothes that are out of season and storing them in tubs. Under-the-bed tubs are nice because they don't use space that can be used for much else. You might consider adding extra shelves or another hanging rod -- whatever works best for you.
It might seem like a waste of time to organize your closet, but in reality it saves you plenty of time when you're getting ready. You will know exactly where to find your slacks or your red tie. Just those three simple steps will get you well on your way to a better-organized closet, so perhaps it's time for a spring-cleaning project.
Best of luck!