Tis the season for spring cleaning and today we’re talking about closet space. Have you ever tried to find a top or a jacket in a jam-packed closet? It’s like pulling teeth! Even the crowded clothing racks at stores stress me out. I love to be able to easily find what I need, when I need it. No frustration necessary.
We can’t talk about having a clean, easy-to-navigate closet without first talking about only keeping things that you use and love. Here are a few questions I think may help you determine what to keep and what not to keep:
- Is this in good condition? No holes, tears, tatters, or fading.
- Does this item fit me right now?
- Is this something I will definitely wear in the next 3 months?
- Is this something I love?
- Would I repurchase this item?
Keeping only items that are in good condition, fit our bodies, and that we love will automatically create a curated closet that you love walking into rather than one you dread. And this makes it easier to put clothing away, to find what you need, overall it is an amazing time saver! So, first things first, go through your closet and do a donate/trash purge.
Next, let’s talk about my five hacks to keep your hanger space clean and easy to navigate!
: FOLD, DON’T HANG YOUR JEANS
Hanging pants and other thicker heavy fabric items on hangers can create a lot of unnecessary bulk between your hangers. If you have the space, I recommend folding and stacking on a shelf or keeping in a drawer.
: SKIRT HANGERS
If you’re the type that loves to hang your pants or skirts, but need to save space, try snagging a few of these stacking hangers. These work great for those pieces so that you can layer up on space and easily find what you need with ease. If you prefer to keep the flow with one cohesive look, you can hang your skirts through the hanger.
: MATCHING HANGERS
This may seem like a no-brainer, but having multiple different types of hangers can actually create quite a bit of chaos when it comes to your hanging clothing. Wire hangers mixed with plastic mixed with ones with clips, can make your clothing easily tangled and hanging at different levels. An easy fix is to use the same type of hanger for all of your hanging clothing! It may not seem like a big deal but this will make a world of difference when it comes to your closet!
: WORKOUT CLOTHING
Are you hanging your workout clothing? If so, I’d opt for a few of the stacking hangers for things like leggings or even sports bras! If not, I would opt to keep these all in one drawer so that you can easily put outfits together. File fold your sports bras, workout tops, leggings, shorts, and even workout socks or undies so that you can grab and go without using extra hangers.
: STORE SEASONAL CLOTHING
If you’re living in a climate where you experience a variety of seasons, a great way to keep your closet clean and simple is to store away clothing that is out of season but that you are keeping for the next season. Clothing that fits this bill (winter coats, sweaters, swimsuits, rain boots, etc.) are a perfect item to store in under the bed containers so that you don’t need to worry about the elements of cold or outside storage.
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I hope these tips and tricks help you clean out and simplify your closet with ease! What are you go to hacks for saving hanger space?