31 Days to a More Organized Life: 4 Steps to the Closet of your Dreams

Posted on January 31, 2017

Could your life use an organizational makeover? Is your New Year Resolution to get organized but you're not sure where to start? Over the past month we've been giving tips to help you get better organized in every aspect of your life. This week, we're cleaning out your closet.



Your closet can either be a sanctuary or a nightmare; organized or a disaster. Turn yours into the former with our 4 simple tips that you can easily complete over the course of this week:

Task 1: Purge and Clean – Keep only what you're actually willing to wear in your closet and you'll have a much easier time designing your outfits each day. Donate old items and clothes that don't fit. Store less frequently worn or out of season items and accessories in our clear Lookers boxes ($20.40 for set of 6) and arrange like with like. While you’re at it, take time to dust, wipe shelves, and vacuum.


Task 2: Sort - Color code! Not only does the end result look fabulous, but also it makes clothes that much quicker to find. Hang all clothes facing the same way. It looks neater and makes it easier to go through your wardrobe. Arrange your drawers by order of use with undergarments on top and shirts and pants below.

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photo: whowhatwear.com

Task 3: Conquer and Divide – Use organizers inside your drawers and on top of your dresser to ensure that every item has a place.


Takara DrawerStore Organizers ($6-$12.50 retail)


Keep your shoes in great shape and vertically organized on stacking Vinea shoe shelves ($13.50 retail).

For storage on open shelving, use attractive bins and baskets like these Water Hyacinth baskets ($85.50 set of 2) to contain loose items like sweaters or leggings.


Task 4: Display – Save space while showing off your gorgeous jewelry and scarves by hanging accessories from the back of your door with HookOver hooks ($3.50 retail) or our wall-mounted Gary Shelves ($22.50 retail). They’re perfect for belts, scarves, necklaces, hats, and purses!

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READ WEEK 1: Let's talk about your office...

READ WEEK 2: Tackle your kitchen clutter...

READ WEEK 3: Let's discuss your bathroom situation...

Stay tuned for WEEK 5: 5 Steps to a Magnificent Mudroom!

Are you taking our 31-Day Challenge to a more organized life? Leave a comment and let us know how you're doing!

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