Tuesday, January 21, 2020

Welcome to My Closet - Organizational Tips & Hacks!

Dress | Heels (sold out, similar style here) | Necklace & Earrings from India, similar style here | Headband 

Welcome to my closet! This post is definitely long overdue, but with so much to share, it was hard to decide where to begin. For that very reason, I decided to do a poll the other week on Instagram to see what you wanted to hear about. The majority of you asked for organization tips, but I also got questions on splurge vs steal, as well as my must-have items that everyone needs in their closet. Since that's a lot of information, I've decided to split it up into two different posts. For this one, we'll focus on organization. Then I'll follow up with my must-have pieces, and what you should spend/save on. So, if you have any additional questions, feel free to message me in the meantime! 

Let's get started! 




Organization Tips

Color coordinate everything. I have my closet from lightest to darkest (white, ending in black). 

 Organize by category. For example, put all your tops together, dresses together, denim, etc. That way you can easily find what you're looking for, as oppose to lumping everything together. Then organize by size. For tops, start with tank tops, followed by t-shirts, 3/4 length shirts, long sleeved shirts, button downs, and lastly sweaters. I also have the a section for my blazers/light jackets. They go up on the top racks because I don't wear them that often, but when I do I can easily pull them down (such a great invention). I store my coats and heavier jackets in a separate closet!  

Have the items that you wear most often at eye level. Don't waste prime space by cluttering it with things you only throw on every so often.

I use storage bins, like this one to hold my shorts, workout clothes, winter items like gloves and beanies, as well as all my baseball hats. 

This goes off of everything above, but keep a dedicated space for everything. Not only will that help you navigate what you're looking for when it comes time to put your outfit together, but it also makes your space more functional. 

When you wear something, put the hanger back where you got it from, that way you're never having to organize twice! 

Put dividers in your drawers. Whether its belts, underwear or bras, dividers are instrumental when it comes to organization. 

Use trays to organize your jewelry. These are great at keeping your jewelry separated, and they can also be stacked on top of each other. If you're in a smaller space, a hanging jewelry organizer is amazing. As far as the jewelry you wear everyday, I suggest having a tray that sits on top of an island (if you have one in your closet), or on a dresser. 





Closet Hacks

Whenever you receive a package, save the "air pillows" and use them to stuff your handbags. I have found these incredibly helpful in maintaining the shape of my handbags.

Use shower curtain hooks to hang your scarves (see the last picture).  For the longest time, I had all my scarves folded where my Gucci handbags are now, and it took up a lot of space, not to mention, 'prime real estate.' I love scarves, but I definitely didn't need them front and center when I walked into my closet. Having them folded required me to constantly re-fold them when I took one out because they'd all cling together. It also started to leave creases in them, which I didn't want either. Alas, I resorted to Google to find some inspiration and came across shower curtain hooks. Genius! 

Stuff tissue paper into the toes of your shoes to help maintain their shape. 

This may be a no brainer, but invest in felt hangers. They take up a lot less space, and cause less wear and tear on your clothes. Also, use hangers that are all the same style, size and color!!! You'd be surprised how much less cluttered it will look - plus, it'll be streamlined. 

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From handbags, to clothing and jewelry, there is definitely an endless amount of stuff for me to link, so if there's anything specific you're interested in, just let me know!!

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