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# Take everything out of the closet.
 
# Take everything out of the closet.
 
# While the closet is empty, this is a good time to clean it.
 
# While the closet is empty, this is a good time to clean it.
# Sort through the things that came out of the closet. Separate them into
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# Sort through the things that came out of the closet. Separate them into
 
#* things that belong in the closet now.
 
#* things that belong in the closet now.
#* things that should be thrown away, donated, given to others or stored elsewhere. Depending on your situation, you may want to store out of season items elsewhere.
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#* things that should be thrown away, donated, given to others or stored elsewhere. Depending on your situation, you may want to store out of season items elsewhere.
# Group similar items.
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# Group similar items.
#* For instance, if this closet is mostly for clothes, put the slacks together, shirts together, etc. An alternative sorting would be by use, put the party clothes together, work or school clothes, sporty, etc.
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#* For instance, if this closet is mostly for clothes, put the slacks together, shirts together, etc. An alternative sorting would be by use, put the party clothes together, work or school clothes, sporty, etc.
 
#* Within groups, you may wish to do a further sort, such as within school clothes, put tops and bottoms together into prepared outfits, or in a closet where you store school supplies, put the art class materials together.
 
#* Within groups, you may wish to do a further sort, such as within school clothes, put tops and bottoms together into prepared outfits, or in a closet where you store school supplies, put the art class materials together.
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#* Group them together into color codes which may help in choosing clothes when trying to see which colors compliment each other.
 
# Consider if you need things to help your closet stay organized, a hanging shoe rack, boxes, shelf separators or other things.
 
# Consider if you need things to help your closet stay organized, a hanging shoe rack, boxes, shelf separators or other things.
 
# Consider where to place things as you put them back.
 
# Consider where to place things as you put them back.

Revision as of 19:50, August 21, 2011

Closet After

A fancy, organized closet

As with many household chores, there are multiple ways to organize your closets. Here are some options.

Classic

  1. Select a place to use for sorting the contents of the closet.
  2. Take everything out of the closet.
  3. While the closet is empty, this is a good time to clean it.
  4. Sort through the things that came out of the closet. Separate them into
    • things that belong in the closet now.
    • things that should be thrown away, donated, given to others or stored elsewhere. Depending on your situation, you may want to store out of season items elsewhere.
  5. Group similar items.
    • For instance, if this closet is mostly for clothes, put the slacks together, shirts together, etc. An alternative sorting would be by use, put the party clothes together, work or school clothes, sporty, etc.
    • Within groups, you may wish to do a further sort, such as within school clothes, put tops and bottoms together into prepared outfits, or in a closet where you store school supplies, put the art class materials together.
    • Group them together into color codes which may help in choosing clothes when trying to see which colors compliment each other.
  6. Consider if you need things to help your closet stay organized, a hanging shoe rack, boxes, shelf separators or other things.
  7. Consider where to place things as you put them back.
    • Put the items you use most often in the most accessible places.
    • Put the items that are more valuable to you in more protected areas.

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