In this week’s episode, Sarai and Haley share five tips for keeping your closet organized with minimum fuss. They cover how a seasonal closet can be a key to a more organized wardrobe, some easy storage tips, and how to edit your wardrobe year-round, even if you're feeling really lazy about it.
Below are the show notes for this podcast episode and a brief summary of what's covered.
5 Tips for Organizing Your Closet
Here are the 5 tips in today’s episode so you can reference them later. Listen to the full episode or read the transcript below to get all the details and helpful tips for each one!
Store seasonally. If you live in a place with distinct seasons, think about how you can store your out-of-season clothing without much fuss. There’s no need to swap out your entire closet each season. You can store some bigger, seasonal garments (like thick wool coats or tank dresses) in another closet, a garment bag in storage, or under your bed in a box. For the rest of your closet, just keep what’s in season most accessible.
Practice safe storage. Make sure you're storing things to preserve what you have. If you’re worried about moths, get cedar sachets or blocks (or store everything in a cedar chest) and gently fold garments that you can't hang.
Edit as you go. Skip the giant yearly spring closet clean-out and do a little bit at a time. Set up a box or basket in your closet to stash garments you don’t wear often and want to donate or give away. Or, treat it as a purgatory for garments you think you might want to get rid of, but you’re not fully committed.
Make your closet look like a fancy department store designed just for you. Keep everything organized in such a way that you can see what you have. Sarai and Haley organize first by garment type and then by color.
Don’t forget about the small stuff. Make sure you have places or systems to organize small things like scarves, tights, and accessories. This can be as simple as a shoebox.