Tips for Tuesday
Like it or not, 'tis the season to pack away your summer clothes and face the fact that winter will soon be upon us. And while we're at it, we might as well clean out the closet. If you're ready to run the other direction upon hearing the words "closet cleaning," please hang in there. I promise to have a helpful hint with the potential to make this chore a breeze!
But first, let me show you that I'm putting my money where my mouth is and actually doing what I've been suggesting. As I've said, the best way to get organized is to have less stuff, and the best way to get less stuff is to totally empty out the area you're working on. (Don't run yet, the hint is coming!) So here's my closet, emptied out.
If you don't have time to completely empty your closet, break it down into smaller segments - hanging clothes, shelves, and floor.
No time to empty out even a portion of your closet? Make time to follow through on this one tip...
TURN YOUR HANGERS AROUND.
Hang your clothes from the back of the rod rather than the front, as shown in the photo below.
How does turning your hangers around help keep your closet organized? It shows you what you've been wearing and what you haven't, making it easier to identify those things you're no longer using.
Once you have your hangers turned around, just resume hanging things as you normally do. By the end of the season you'll easily be able to tell what you haven't worn because those hangers will still be backwards.
You can use the same method on shelves or in drawers by placing the clean items at the bottom of the stack after laundering. If you find yourself digging to find something to wear, it's time for the items on top to go!
Now lets go turn those hangers!