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My First Time: Reorganizing My Closet

If you know me pretty well, sort of slightly or even if I’m barely and acquaintance to you, you’ll know that I’m a little bit of a slob. I don’t try to be; I attempt to clean up my little messes constantly throughout the week. I always make my bed and put my coffee cups away, but somehow my messes always take on a life of their own and find a way to grow into a tiny mountain.

Not surprisingly, my closet has become a little bit of an obstacle. I mean, I can generally find what I’m looking for when I need it, but if I’m in a hurry, then I’m sort of out of luck. The worst part is, I end up wearing the same clothes over and over again simply because I forget what I own.

This is what started the impromptu spring-cleaning and reorganizing of my closet. After doing some research and collecting tips from Marie Kondo’s book, The Life Changing Magic of Tidying Up, I started on my cleaning experiment.

If you’re looking to tackle your closet, here are 3 simple steps that really helped me:

Step 1: Take everything out of your closet (even the hangers) and go through each article of clothing. If you haven’t worn an item in more than a year, it’s probably a good idea to get rid of it. As Marie Kondo says, be wary of items that you keep for nostalgic reasons. If it serves no purpose to you, then it’s time to part ways.

Step 2: Once you have a pile of clothes you want to keep, remove all of those icky white plastic hangers from your life. Even though they may not seem like it, the bulkiness of the hangers actually take up space in your closet. I invested in purchasing black fabric-covered hangers that you can pick up almost everywhere now. Not only do they have more grip (so that you can avoid a mess of clothes on the floor of your closet), but they’re also fairly slim and give lots of room in between your clothes. Now I can finally figure out what I own!

Step 3: Sort by style. This may feel a little tedious at first, but if you pair your clothes in your closet with similar styles, then your life becomes so much easier when you’re looking for a specific piece of clothing. The one rule of this tip is to actually keep up with it. Of course, there are going to be so many nights when you’re too lazy to put that top or dress back into its space in the closet — but just remember, the more you let it get out of hand, the messier your closet will become.

(Photos by Steven Lee)

Whether you’re doing some spring-cleaning, moving to a new place or looking to re-energize your closets, these 3 small steps make such a big change in your closet (and therefore, the rest of your life).

With love,

38 Comments

    1. It’s soooo hard sometimes (I literally have another room as my closet), but it’s so worth it to rediscover what you already have!

      xo,

      H

    1. It feels soooo good to purge everything from your closet at once! And then… it also leaves space for new clothes too haha!

      xo,

      H

  1. Love this post! I seriously need to start organizing my closet. I literally throw everything in there and yes forget what I actually own.. haha. The struggle is real. Now that you’re a pro, will you come over and help me with mine? :p

    Sabrina
    mymiaou.com

    1. Thanks babe! Hahaha that literally happens to me all the time. OMG YES I WILL HELP YOU! Nothing makes you feel more successful than helping a friend clean out her closet.

      xo,

      H

    1. I love those finds!! It’s the best feeling to realize that you already own something that’s so cute and great for spring! Thanks for taking a read 🙂

      xo,

      H

    1. It’s just so wonderful to discover all of the cute clothes you already have (and all of the not-so-cute clothes that are taking up space in your closet haha)!

      xo,

      H

    1. Thanks girl! Omg I know what you mean, it’s so hard to say goodbye to some things, but if you’re not using them, someone else can!

      xo,

      H

    1. Thanks for taking a read, girl! It’s such a process sometimes, but once you do it you’ll be so happy you got around to it!

      xo,

      H

    1. Haha that happens too! Honestly, just try to keep on top of it in little ways whenever you have the time. That way it doesn’t feel like a huge process and even though it might not be the cleanest, you’ll still feel better about it!

      xo,

      H

  2. I don’t organize my closet often, but when i do, i do it cheerfully! It’s kinda of pleasant to reorgonize, chose what should stay and what should not. And we also redescover clothing parts that was lost deep in the closet. I loved your skirt.
    eclesiastes-doze.blogspot.com.br

    1. Totally agree! I love that feeling of finding something that you’ve been wondering about where it went off too haha. Thanks so much Cristine!

      xo,

      H

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