One of the main reasons I wanted to organize my closet is that I felt like I NEVER had anything to wear. I get so frustrated because I have an endless amount of clothes in my closet. Ladies, we all know this feeling all too well! Since I was so tired of the clutter and frustration I decided to finally do something about it. I finally had some free time to tackle this mess of a closet of mine! I have officially banned myself from clothing shopping until further notice. Ohhh the problems of a bargainoholic. Hahaha! You will soon see why.
I shall show you some before photos. Don't judge me, please. Haha.
As you can see, my side of the closet had absolutely no more space to hang clothes that I began throwing items on the floor, with bags full of clothes too. So not like me but I had no choice! Mind you that underneath my first hangbar I have a shelf which was FULL of folded clothes as well, you just can't see it very well. Then underneath my bottom hangbar that was the case as well. Ai yi yi, I knowww! I feel my adrenaline spiking just thinking about it already.
First, I decided to just throw all of the folded items and items on the floor onto my bed. This was the only way I knew how to start and that way I can pick through what I wear regularly to what I rarely ever wear. With the clothes that are hung up I left them where they were and just went through each item to decide. My poor baby CoCo was stressing with me too. Bahaha! As you can see hangers and clothes are everywhereeee!
I threw away a ton of hangers too, the clear plastic ones that I would get for free from random shops. I had no need for them and I wondered why I even kept them in the first place (it just took up space), but anyway haha, I have plenty of white and wooden hangers I have purchased to hang my clothes that I regularly wear.
After about four long hours I finally finished! Phew! And the after photos:
These are the 6 simple essential steps on how I managed to organize my closet:
1. BREATHE. Breathe in, breathe out. I'm not even kidding, it helps. Haha.
2. Remove: If your closet is a mess like mine, take most of the folded clothes out of your closet.
3. Decide Regular Vs. Rarely: I sifted through every single clothing item.
4. Organize: Bag up and label your clothes you rarely wear.
5. Purge: Throw away unnecessary items that you don't need in your closet or donate them!
6. Reward: Treat yourself to a job well done! Seriously it's excruciating organizing a cluttered closet!
Now I can happily walk into my closet and see that I have an array of clothes to wear! I smile at myself every single time. Haha! I limited my closet to the clothes I only regularly wear and it has helped me tremendously. I get ready in half the time I did before because before it was too cluttered for me to find anything. Simple is really amazingly better!
I was very proud of myself and SO extremely relieved! I will definitely maintain my closet after all the hard work and time I spent organizing it. Hopefully one day I will finally get the courage to purge all of the clothes I never wear, but that's another case on it's own. Bahaha. For now I am content with my simple, organized and lovely closet! Yaaay. :)