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11 Reasons to Organize Your Closet

11 Reasons to Organize Your Closet

I’ve been spending the week putting the finishing touches on my brand new workshop Organize Your Closet — A Quick and Simple Online Workshop. So, today, I thought it would be fun to share eleven reasons why organizing your closet is a rewarding endeavor, plus give you a bit of info about this workshop and the benefits of taking it. Sound fun? Let’s go.

Reason 1: The weather is changing and you want to buy some new clothes. And honestly, who could blame you. There is a strong association between the back-to-school time of year and buying new clothes. At least there is for me. But, you’ll save yourself time and money if you organize your closet first and shop second. You’ll know what you have from prior years that still works for you, and you’ll know what you need to spruce up your wardrobe for this year.

Reason 2: An organized closet saves you time. With an organized closet there’s no more hunting for that other black shoe, or getting 80% of an outfit on only to realize the missing piece is missing a button (or still in the laundry.) When your closet is organized, it’s simple to know what you have because you can see it all and reach it. This means getting dressed in the morning is a quick and simple endeavor.

Reason 3: An organized closet gets your day started on the right foot. And who couldn’t use a little less stress first thing in the day?

Reason 4: You’ve been meaning to call a closet company to get a custom closet installed. If you want to upgrade your closet system, it makes so much sense to organize your closet first, as counter intuitive as that might sound. When you call in the closet company and your closet is already organized—filled with the clothes, shoes, boots, and other accessories that you really, truly wear—your newly designed closet will work great for you. Why design in forty-eight inches of dress-length hanging space if you only really wear two of the dresses hanging in your closet? Just think…all that space could have been used to organize and store your shoe collection.

Reason 5: Your closet is small so it’s hard to keep it organized. If your closet is on the small side, it is important to regularly go through your things and evaluate what you have and what you need. This helps keep clutter at bay, but also, once you go through the organizing process, you can purchase space stretching storage solutions with confidence, helping you make the most of your available storage space.

Reason 6: Your closet is big…and you know it’s filled with things you don’t really wear. While a big closet feels like the answer to all your closet organizing dilemmas, a big closet can become a clutter magnet. Did you know the average person only wears 20% of the clothes hanging in their closet? That 80% hanging there (or jumbled on the floor) is not being worn, it’s just cluttering up your closet and your mind. Clearing closet clutter frees up time and space, and when your closet is organized you’ll actually feel like you have more clothes…even if you really have fewer. This happens to me every single time I organize my closet…and yet it always surprises me. How could it be that I just carted six bags of clothes to Goodwill and now feel as if I have more clothes than I did before organizing my closet? Here’s why…what’s hanging in your closet after you organize it are just those things you wear and love…and now you can see them and reach them just when you need them. It’s a truly great thing.


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