Do you know how to organize your closet the best way, especially in the morning and for travel? I am going to share some closet organization tips to help maximize your time and space.
One of the things that excited me when we bought our house a few years ago was the master bedroom closet. Coming from a really small house with a tiny closet that I had to share with my husband, this was a big deal to a fashion and shoes addict like myself.
I travel a lot and I’m a last-minute packer who only carries on, plus I am kind of a mess in the mornings. People often ask how I am able to get ready and pack so quickly, and a lot of it has to do with how I have my things organized in my closet.
I am going to share how to organize your closet the best way so you can have less stress when getting ready.
What is the best way to organize clothes?
There are lots of ways to organize your clothes. Here are my favorite and most used tips:
- Hang up everything that you can. I hang pretty much all of my clothes, except for my favorite jeans, workout clothes and undergarments. Click here to see my favorite non-slip hangers, especially because they don’t leave indentations in your clothes.
- Keep all clothes out year-round. For the most part I keep pretty much all of my clothes out year round. This makes it easy when I am traveling somewhere that might be different weather from my own. I also do this because I like to wear some of my tanks and tees under cardigans, blazers and jackets (like this denim one).
- Separate things by category. I separate my clothes by type (sweaters, jackets, tanks, tees, long-sleeved tops, dresses, camo tops, chambray shirts, plaid button down shirts, pants/shorts/skirts).
- Organize categories by color. I keep my clothes organized based upon color.
- Hang up clothes by type. All of my clothing is hung up in my closet by type and color. This makes it easy to find what I am looking for, especially in a hurry or when I have to pack my carry-on bag.
Hopefully sharing a tour of my closet gives you a better idea of how it is organized.
4 Clothes Organization Tips
Here are my favorite tips that help me keep my closet organized for good.
Tip 1: Keep An Area Free and Clear
I keep an area on the opposite side of the closet free for when I am picking out clothes, especially to pack for a trip, so I can hang what I want to take on that side for easier viewing.
Tip 2: Turn hangers for clothes you wear
After I wear something I turn the hanger the opposite way so I can see what I have NOT been wearing. This helps when I go through my closet every couple of months to figure out what to keep and what to give away or donate to a good cause.
Tip 3: Shop Your Closet
Before adding any new clothes to my closet, I always “shop my closet” first, which eliminates overbuying and having unnecessary clothes I may never wear.
Tip 4: Buy Smart Pieces
When I am searching for new pieces to add I will often order a Stitch Fix box so I can receive some unique pieces to mix and match with my existing ones.
How To Organize Shoes
Of all the things in your closet, your shoes are probably the most difficult to organize. I get it, I have a lot of shoes too! Here are my no-fail solutions for organizing shoes.
- Keep them in their original boxes. My shoes are all in their original boxes. Not only does that keep your shoes from getting dusty and dirty, it also saves space because you can stack them.
- Make the shoe box labels face out. I make sure the label on the shoeboxes face out so I know exactly what shoes are inside.
- Stack shoes by type. The shoes are kept in order stacked in rows by type (sandals, booties, heels and more), to make finding what you want super easy.
- Use a shoe rack. When it comes to my favorite flats, Tieks, I have a separate shoe rack where I leave out the ones I often wear (check out my favorite pair here). This makes it simple to grab a pair and go in a hurry.
- Display larger boots. Since my boots are bigger and their boxes would take up more space, I keep them on display along the back shelf of my closet.
Someday I will hopefully have the closet of my dreams (like the one below), but until then, I am making the best out of the space I have, which I hope helps you figure out how to organize your closet in the best way too.
Staple Wardrobe Pieces
Here are some ideas of staple pieces to add to your wardrobe:
- Jogger Pants For Women (my favorite jogger pants)
- What To Pack When Traveling For A Weekend
- Are Tieks Shoes Perfect For Travel?