Whether you’re just settling into your new space or you’ve lived there for years, chances are you could use some guidance on how to organize your closet.
As you have seen in our several past blogs, we are concentrating on the bedroom closet right now. In the last blog, we shared with you how to organize your shoes. Now that we have cleaned up the floor in the closet we want to share with you some great tips on how to organize your hanging clothes in your rustic closet.
Many of us just put our things on the hanger and find a space for them on the closet rod, right? This is me too; however, I have mine somewhat divided by color. But there are many other techniques how to arrange wardrobe neatly that we can use to help ourselves be a little more organized.
Using the Pomodoro technique, 25 minutes on, 5 minutes off, we are going to walk you through simple ways how to organize hanging clothes in closet so that you know exactly where everything is when you get up in the morning and are ready to run out the door to work.
Things you’ll need for an organized closet:
- A couple of free hours (depending on how big your closet it, or the number of clothes you have)
- 25-minute timer – Pomodoro Technique
- Wood Hangers
- Bags for trash or donating
How to Start Organizing Your Hanging Clothes
Set your timer! You have 25 minutes to take everything off the closet rods. As you take the clothes off the closet rod, put them into piles, either on your bed or the floor.
If you have not worn it in over a year, for instance, you didn’t wear it this winter, and you didn’t wear it last winter, I think it’s time for it to go. Now, can you donate it? Or should it just go in the trash?
Now that we have the donation and trash pile, you need to decide how you want to organize your closet. Do you prefer to do it per season? Per Color? Or all pants together, all the dresses together, all the sweaters together, do you separate your work and play clothes… you get the point. It all depends on you and how you will feel best organizing closet space.
Use Matching Hangers for an Organized Wardrobe
Nothing screams an unorganized closet like having several different kinds of hangers. It is important to remember that you get hangers that work best for you.
Going with the rustic theme, you should look into getting some wood hangers, and they should all be the same color wood.
Some hangers are smooth, and there are some with notches to help keep your clothes from falling off. By changing out your hangers so that they all match is a great way to “streamline” your closet.
Ways How to Hang Clothes in Closet
Hang Your Clothes by Category
The most important principle in closet organizing is to group like things together.
Seems like a pretty obvious way how to organize clothes, right? But you want to be able to find what you are looking for when you walk into the closet especially if you are running behind in the morning!
Keep like items with like items. Hang all of your dresses together, your pants/jeans together, your sweaters, tops, t-shirts, ect., you get the point.
Hang Your Clothes in the Same Direction
Create a more uniformed look in your closet by hanging all of your garments in the same direction. For instance, place all of the fronts of your shirts, tops, blouses, sweaters, hoodies to the left. Hang all your pants from wooden hangers either from the top, from the bottom, or fold them over your wooden hangers.
Save Closet Rod Space
For all of your big, bulky hoodies and sweater there is a way you can save on closet rod space. You can get a shoe organizer that hangs from your closet rod and merely roll the bulky items and put them in the shoe cubbies. Remember to put the ones you wear most often towards the top for easier access.
Hang Your Clothes by Color
Color coordinating your hanging clothes may seem tedious (and silly, as my hubby said), but it a great way to stay organized, especially in a rustic wardrobe closet. In a rustic closet, when you have your clothes hung by colors, it will make picking out an outfit easier. Especially if you are a visual person, like me, you should be able to walk into the closet and know that you are looking for that light blue sweater to go with your dark blue slacks.
Final Note: An Inspiration to an Organized Closet
These are five main tips to help you organize your rustic closet. Remember it is your closet and you should arrange it to how you best see fit.
Here’s a tip from Marie Kondo (the most organized person in the world) to give your closet a neat, happy look:
Hang everything facing the same direction, with longer items on the left and shorter pieces on the right, so the bottom of your clothes creates an upward sloping line.
And don’t forget to use the Pomodoro technique, 25 minutes of complete focus, and take a 5-minute break, then right back to it.
As always, we hope you’ve enjoyed these tips on how to organize your closet. If you did, please comment on one of our social channels and let us know how it went with hashtags #organized #closets #pomodoro.