6 Simple Ways to Unclutter Your Closet

6 Simple Ways to Unclutter Your Closet
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    If you ever find yourself up against the uphill task of dealing with the mountain of clothes in your closet, know that you’re not alone.

    In fact, chances are that you’re fighting one such battle already.


We all have garments languishing in our closets that we just don’t wear or keep them for later use, but don’t ever dispose them off. Over time, we end up collecting more of such garments which leads to our closets getting cluttered up.

There’s a high probability that if you haven’t worn certain garments or accessories in the last 6 months, you won’t be wearing them ever. It is best to either donate them to the needy or get rid of them in some other way. This is one way of creating space in your closet and making it look huge, neat and tidy. You’ll still be left with a lot of things that you can easily organize in your now spacious closet.

Read on to know more about 6 ways in which you can unclutter your closet and maximize your closet space.

1: Use More Hangers

If you aren’t already using hangers to store your clothes and keep them crease-free, it’s high time you incorporated these little wonders in your closet. Not only do they save space, but they also make it easy for you to find the right garment in no time. The right kind of hangers can help you organize as well as beautify your closet, what with the variety available – wooden, metal, plastic, glam, satin and slim-line hangers. If you have kids, there are hangers to store their clothes too. They are perfect for storing all kinds of clothes – shirts, blouses, pants, skirts, jackets, and so on.

They’re great for hanging your accessories too. You can hang your belts, ties, socks, jewelry items and scarves on hangers too.

2: Take Stock of Unused Items

I bet putting your things on hangers increased your awareness about the items you possess. Even those items which were relegated to the back of your closet might have found an appropriate place that gives them enough visibility to attract your attention. Items that you feel will no longer fit you or do not reflect your style anymore, must be immediately donated or discarded. You can obviously retain items that have a sentimental value for you. The idea is to keep the stuff that will bring a smile to your face when you see it again, get rid of the rest.

3: Group Similar Items and Categorize

If you’re one to organize the items in your closet by color, you will do well to give it a rethink. It makes better sense to organize your closet by category rather than color. Categories typically include purses, belts, scarves, hats, sweaters, pants, dresses, etc. This step will help you save time in the morning while keeping your closet looking immaculate and orderly.

4: Choose Fewer but Better Items

You might have heard of an age old saying that stresses on the need for quality rather than quantity. You might love shopping and might want to buy all your favorite on-sale dresses, but stop and think. The next time you go on a shopping spree, avoid bringing home another mountain of clothes and shop wisely instead. The trick to good shopping is to pick up a few classic items – clothes and accessories, which are timeless and bring out your personality. Invest in a few smart-looking and high quality formal wear and some elegant all-time casual wear as well. Doing so will not only help you develop a refined sense of your own personal style, but also save money.

5: Use Storage Bags

For items that you don’t use on a daily basis, but need to store for using on certain occasions, storage bags can come in handy. Delicate linen, towels, woolen items and so on can be folded neatly and put into these bags and stacked away in your closet to make place for items of regular use. You can use bags that can be opened and zipped from one end and do not allow air or moisture to get into them. Such bags keep your clothes free of insects, and looking and smelling fresh for months together.

6: Drawer and Shelf Organizers

These are perfect for keeping your children’s garments and your lingerie and other inner wear in an organized manner. These organizers can be placed on a shelf or in a bigger drawer to create/save space. Each organizer breaks down the drawer/shelf into smaller sections so you can store small-sized garments and jewelry with ease. You no longer have to worry about tiny items getting lost in your closet.



The best thing that you can do to keep the clutter in your closet at bay is keep things simple. It doesn’t get easier than that. You will do well in going through your closet at least twice a year. Try everything on if you have to and determine what you can keep and what needs to go. If you’re unsure, ask someone you trust for a second opinion. Also keep the above mentioned points in mind the next time you set out to organize your closet and see the positive difference for yourself. 

Author Bio:
Millie Rainer is the content strategist and writer specializing in home improvement, DIY, fashion and much more. She’s associated with Only Hangers, a clothing hanger company in Miami, dealing in wooden, metal and other hangers since 2005. You can look her up on Twitter @MillieRainer.



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