My closets are full but I have nothing to wear. Have you ever felt like that? I have. Yep, been there and done that.
It was so frustrating until I found a way to make my closets work with me. The secret is to divide and conquer. Have clothes that don’t fit anymore? Take them out of your bedroom closet and put them in a closet down the hall. Or better yet, donate them to someone who can use them now, while they are still in fashion.
Do you have all of your pants, shirts and skirts mixed together? Separate them out to make it easier for your eyes to focus on what you’re looking for. And one of the greatest tips for making it easy to locate what you want is to organize by color. For example, put all your short sleeve shirts in order from lightest to darkest. Then put all of your sleeveless shirts in order from lightest to darkest.
You’ll be amazed at how much easier it is to find what you want instantly.
These, and other great tips, can be found in The Magic of Tidying up by Marie Kondo, a Japanese home organizing and cleaning consultant, who helps people simplify, organize and store everything in their homes. She has a special chapter just on clothes which can be immensely helpful to those struggling with full closets.
Contact Moving Forward if you wish one of our consultants to come to your home and help you divide and conquer, donate, and separate by color, your wardrobe or declutter and organize any area in your home. We’ll work with you and also give you systems where you can do the entire project yourself or just have Moving Forward help you with those tasks which you wish to delegate to us.