Closet Ideas
Make It Work, Organize

The Closet Getting Started

getting your closet organized

Closet Ideas brings together all of that information on organizing that will be required to make your closet work for you.

But with some helpful Closet Ideas and great strategies, you can make your closets really work for you.

With organization, storage solutions, and de- cluttering tips, you too can have a well-organized closet.

Our first steps:

  • Remove everything from the closet.
  • This means all of the clothing, including your shoes, belts, scarfs, ties, and hand bags.
  • Remove all shelf dividers, bins, baskets, and containers for all of your accessories.
  • If your washer and dryer are in your closet, remove the laundry basket and all of the supplies for washing your clothes.especially the bedding which can house your dust mites.

Next get ready to give the closet a good cleaning

closet cleaning

your Closet Ideas really starts here.

  • Take your cob-web brush and go over the ceiling, walls, and baseboards.
  • Next dust all of the shelves and hanging rods.
  • Remove all of the dust from boxes, baskets, and containers.
  • Fill a bucket with some warm water and add some powdered detergent along with your micro cloths.
  • Start wiping down everything you see left in the closet.
  • All of the shelving, and the rods also.
  • Be sure to wipe down any of the containers you may have left in here
  • If you have drawers of any kind, be sure to wipe them out. And don’t forget to wipe down the baseboards. All good Closet Ideas are top to bottom.
  • If your washer and dryer are in here, then wipe them down now.
  •  If you have wood finishes inhere, then vacuum them also and then wipe them down with some of the powdered detergent.
  • When you’re done wiping everything down, vacuum the floor.

for more ORGANIZING TIPS for home, office, and life, click here.

The three questions you need to ask yourself

do i need it or should i give it to charity


Do I love it?


Do I wear it?


Does it project who I am and do I really need it?

Get ready to go through all of your clothing. One of two steps is now going to take place, with your Closet Ideas.





Prepare to get really tough with yourself here.

If there is something you think you might wear sometime, don’t give up the space in your closet. Let it go.

There are people today that really need your help.

Giving it to charity is a very good idea.

So don’t be afraid to let something go. Know that it can become valuable to someone in great need.

Now if you find that you will wear something and it meets those three criterion's above, then put it into the keep pile.

If in the process of your Closet Ideas you still can’t let something go you might be a hoarder. If so here’s a great site to help you with your stress.


putting it all back together

organized closet

Now that we’ve purged ourselves of all of those items we no longer use, it’s time to turn our attention to storage in Closet Ideas.

Whether it’s a holder for your belts, or a tie rack, the options are endless, first have a good look at what you kept.

Think about how they will be put back into the closet.

  • Put like things together:
  • Shoes, ties, belts, hats, bags, accessories of all kindsPants, long sleeved shirts, shorts, suits, dresses, you get the idea.

Closet Ideas are all about making it easier on ourselves.

  • Once you have them placed together, think about how you will hang them, or are you going to fold them, like sweaters and sweatshirts that will be placed on a shelf.
  • If you’re going to hang items up, make them uniform.
  • Using the same hanger throughout your closet will put all of your items at the same level.
  •  We all know about the hangers we kept from the dry cleaners.Some pieces are hanging higher than others or maybe they are barely hanging onto anything.
  • So think about new hangers for your closet, that will make it all look uniform, the side caveat to this is your clothes will hang properly and they will not be damaged.

Hangers at Only Hangers

  • Hangers can get pricy but you don’t have to buy them all at once.
  • I purchased mine over a period of about three months. So take your time and get it right from the start.

Storage containers:

The Container Store


Also look to your neighborhood hardware store. Mine is filled with containers of all kinds.

I have so many shirts, that when they are cleaned I have them folded so they can be placed into containers with lids to keep out the dust.

They are see- thru, so I can find what I’m looking for.

Keep that in mind also. Make your containers see thru. It makes everything so much easier to find. You don’t have to spend a lot of money here.

But only buy what you need and have room for. So make a point of measuring a couple of times before you purchase something.

You don’t want to get home and find out that it will not work for you. Be creative. I even have s hooks in my closet to hang my clothes on at the end of the day.

I also use them for belts. I even have hooks that go over the top of my bathroom door to hold my bathrobes on.

So get creative and find new ways to store your items. Let us know what you’ve come up with.

Placing it all back into the closet

closet organization tips

Now that we have all of the containers, s hooks, boxes, baskets, and hangers,

let’s get it all put back in place.

  • Place all of your containers on the top shelf back into place. This will be your sweaters, hats, accessories that you want out of the way, and all items you don’t use on a regular basis.
  • Place all of your hanging items back in the closet.
  • Make sure you place all like items together for easy access. Your trousers, suits, dresses, long sleeved shirts, etc.
  • Place your belts, ties, scarfs, and bags back into their places.
  • Time for the shoes, and anything else that will be placed on the floors.

You’re there.

Closet Ideas are finished, check out book 17 in the library for more great tips.on organizing your home and closet.

And I’ll bet it looks great.

Now think about a schedule for keeping it up.

Maybe two or three times a year go through the entire closet and purge it of all of those items you no longer use. Clearing Clutter is a very good idea.

Think of charity and give them to someone who can use them.

Here are some ideas for that.

Call Your Local Churches

They all have programs in place to help their parishioners

Call Your City Hall

There are women’s shelters that can use almost everything.They will even pick them up from You.

Local Thrift Stores

They will take most items and may even pick up in your area.

Am Vets, Disabled Veterans, and Vietnam Veterans

All of these organizations have stores and most have pick-ups available.Call your local numbers for help.Will also take most items.Give all or some of these organizations a call.

Helping those who need it the most, is a job we all have.Let’s put our best foot forward and give as much as we can.

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