Closet organization can be one of the most emotionally overwhelming tasks for my clients. “Why is it that when I stand in front of my closet I have nothing to wear? Yet, when I need to declutter and organize my closet I can’t let go of anything,” lamented a client recently to me.
I often witness feelings of despair when I am at clients’ homes. Below are stress-free techniques and strategies that I have used to help clients overcome the overwhelming task of organizing their closets.
While I have never been into a home that doesn’t have a laundry hamper, I have found that many people haven’t identified the following zones in their closets:
- Keep: organize areas of “like” zones based on use, function, and available closet and drawer space; keep only the things that you love and make you feel fabulous will change your feelings about your clothes. Who wants to look at a closet where nothing inspires you?
- Donate: identify a charity that resonates with you where you know your donated items will go to those most in need
- Fabric recycling: keep unusable clothing items out of the landfills; Goodwill and USAgain both offer fabric recycling services
- Wear again: know that you need a spot for clothing you have worn for a brief time that needs to be aired out for bit so you can wear it again
- Dry cleaning: no more piles of clothes piled up on the floor; schedule either a home pick-up service like Purple Tie home to manage your dry cleaning needs or schedule regular dry cleaning visits on your calendar
- Repairs: find a reliable tailor so you can continue to wear the clothes you love instead of having them languish in your closet
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