Closet Organizing Tips

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Last week I hosted the Closet Organizing webinar.  Although the webinars are intended to go for one hour, I went over by fifteen minutes as there was so much to share!  I covered clothes closets, linen closets and coat/jacket closets.

Clothes Closet

It’s often in clothes closet where it becomes hard to make decisions.

  • Do I wear this enough to warrant it taking up space in my closet?
  • When was the last time I wore this?
  • I am hoping to fit back into those jeans (some day).

One tip I shared was the hanger trick.

hanger trick

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I even go as far to say,

“If you still have a hanger hanging backwards after the season has just passed, it’s time tim give away that piece of clothing?”  ~Sheri

Seriously, if you have not worn it during the season that just passed, you will most likely not wear it next season! It’s time to say good-bye to it and move forward.

Clothes Psychology

Part of not knowing what will stay and what will go falls in line with our own thinking.  Sometimes, it’s our own sabotaging that we do to ourselves that allows us to become indecisive.

Clothes that don’t fit

If you have gained or lost weight, keep the size that is one size smaller (or bigger).  If you have clothes sized 4,6,8,10 and you are currently a size 12, keep the size 10 and get rid of the rest.  You are more likely to get back into a size 10 sooner than a size 4 (and that’s if you ever will fit into a size 4 again).  Stop those smaller clothes from taunting you every day you have to look at them.  PLUS, if and when you do get to a size 6, you deserve some new clothes – not dated ones!

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The key with clothes is to give yourself permission to let go.  Let go of the ones that are too tight, too loose, too old. Let go of the fact that you spent a lot of money on your clothes.  You will NEVER get that money back.  You will never sell or consign those clothes for the same amount you paid for them.  You need to forget it and move on.  Move on with your clothes that fit you today!

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I’m looking forward to next week as we tackle the entrances of our homes!

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  1. on 19.01.2015
    at 7:42 PM

    Thanks, Sheri…many of us have closets full of clothes with nothing to wear!!! May I add before a purchase is made, the new item should go with at least 3 things in the closet right now!!! If not, then leave it on the store rack. I call this the Rule of Three.

    • on 20.01.2015
      at 9:24 AM

      Hi Maria,
      That is GREAT advice! I really love the Rule of Three. Thanks for sharing. ~Sheri

  2. on 25.01.2015
    at 5:29 PM

    As soon as I saw this post, I changed all my clothes hangers the wrong way around. I think that I have a lot of clothes that I never wear but I will soon see exactly how much I no longer wear. Great ideas, thanks!

    • on 26.01.2015
      at 9:40 AM

      That’s so great to hear Charlotte! Let me know how that trick works out for you. ~Sheri

  3. on 06.02.2015
    at 2:55 AM

    This is an excellent idea, and also i go with maria doll. The 3rd piece of information is really value added one.

    • on 06.02.2015
      at 4:37 PM

      I agree. I’m so glad Maria mentioned it! ~Sheri

  4. on 19.02.2015
    at 10:55 AM

    I have tried this idea a couple of years ago but when it came down to giving away my unused clothing pieces, I still found it really hard to part with my clothes. I only managed to get rid of about half the items that I hadn’t warn. Might have to try it again!

    • on 19.02.2015
      at 12:59 PM

      That happens so often Shannon but getting rid of 1/2 of your clothes is a great step – don’t forget that! All the best in the future with organizing your closet! ~Sheri

      • on 19.02.2015
        at 1:15 PM

        Yeah, you’re probably right! Thanks again.

  5. on 10.03.2015
    at 9:31 AM

    I just showed this to my wife and she loved the idea. Thank god! I have virtually no space in the closet for my things. Thanks for posting this!

    • on 10.03.2015
      at 12:31 PM

      You are so welcome! Best of luck with your closet. ~Sheri

  6. on 05.11.2016
    at 7:06 AM

    Great tips. This is really effective for us. I like your post very much. Thanks for the shearing.

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