#1 Everything should fit.
If it doesn’t, why is it still in the closet?
#2 Everything should be in style within last 5 years
*look older when out of style
*look heavier when styles are too baggy
*look tired and worn out when clothes are faded
#3 You should LOVE everything you put on
*Not eh-eh, but love! Otherwise, get rid of it. Better to have just a few things that you love and wear a lot than have a lot of so-so clothes that you don’t feel great in!
1. Make 3-5 “ready” outfits-
Have these ready to go all the time; bottom, top, shoes, jewelry, undergarments, socks/hose, belt, scarf, all accessories.
2. Hanger Strategy:
As you are trying to decide what to keep or give up, use the hanger strategy: turn all hangers the wrong way. As you wear something turn the hanger around. Whatever hangers are still in the wrong direction at end of the season gets donated.
*Also try the clothes pin trick!
3. Group clothes by style:
Short sleeves, long sleeves, jackets, jeans, pants, dresses, sweaters, dressy, casual.
4. Add shelving and/or second rod:
5. Recommended tools to organize:
*Use felted hangers and clear plastic shoe boxes for best outcome.
*If not using shoe boxes, make sure you have open shelving for shoes or a hanging shoe organizer.
*Use curtain rod rings with clips for belts and scarves
*Canvas shoe pocket or canvas shelves.
*Baskets for purses, sweaters, T-shirts.
6. Consider putting a small dresser in the closet
*For undergarments, fitness wear, socks, t-shirts, shorts, small or loose items, hats, etc.