• Lahni Carney

Day 12: Dresser and Closet

Updated: Jun 19, 2020

Hello, friends! We are starting Day 12 of Organize Your Entire Home in 20 Days!

So far we have moved through your kitchen, dining room, living room, and your children’s room, so now, we move into your room!

Today we will be organizing your dresser and your closet! I hope you're ready to go through some clothing!

We're going to take your closet from looking like the picture on the left to looking like the picture on the right!

Start by bringing all of the clothes out from their spots. Pull out all of the clothing items, shoes, bags/purses and accessories as well.

There should be nothing left in the dresser or closet after you have pulled everything out.

By bringing out all of the clothing, shoes, and accessories, you will be able to see all of the items that you own and will help make the next steps easier.

The next thing to do is start categorizing all of your items.

The more in depth you categorize, the better your dresser and closet will look at the end.

Start by sorting together all of the like items; clothes with clothes, shoes with shoes, hats with hats, scarves with scarves and so on until everything from your dresser and closet are in groups together.

Next, go a step further and start categorizing within the broad groups.

For clothing, put all of the different articles of clothing in groups with similar items, all the shirts with other shirts, all the shorts with other shorts, all the pants together, all the jackets together and so on until all of the different articles of clothing are grouped together.

After your clothing is sorted by what it is, sort them by occasion.

Put your nice blouses together, old T-shirts together, leggings together, slacks together, athletic shorts together, jean shorts together and so on until all of the items are in very specific groups.

Finish going through the clothes by going into each separate group and then sorting them by color and pattern.

This may seem tedious, but the end result will be so worth it!

Then, back to your shoes; start sorting those into groups based on what type of shoes they are. Put all of the sneakers together, sandals together, heels together, boots together and so on until all of the shoes are in groups.

Once the shoes are in their own groups, separate them by color too.

Keep doing that with all of the items that came out of the dresser and closet (hats, scarves, bags, jewelry, whatever you had in your closet) until everything is divided into very specific and detailed groups.

Once you have put everything into categories, its time to make decisions on the items. There are only three options to all of these items: keep, donate, or trash.

Things that you want to keep are those that you wear regularly, still fit, use often and serve a specific purpose for your wardrobe.

Items that needs to be donated are ones that you haven’t worn/used within the last 6 months, no longer fit, or that you have an excess of.

Things that is trash are items that are torn or have stains on them.

Many people believe the more clothing, shoes and accessories you have, the better. In reality though, the more items in your closet the more you’re going to feel cluttered and disorganized.