With major season changes come major wardrobe changes. This doesn’t mean that you have to shop for an entire new wardrobe, but simply that you have to organize your closet accordingly.
One thing I like to do – when I’m positive spring is along the way – is to take everything out of my closet and then put it back together in a different manner. How is this helpful? First of all, by taking everything out, you have a new perspective on your space, you might come up with new, clever ideas of storage. Secondly, you will surely find some things you forgot about in the back of the closet! At the same time, you can decide what you’re keeping and what you’re giving away or throwing out.
Through the years, I’ve tried several storage and organization options. The roughest time from this point of view was when I was living in a dorm and my closet was literally 20 inches wide. That’s when I learned to stack my tops – since most of them are quite small, they can be folded into squares and arranged like a tower. This works well with t-shirts and tank tops, but it’s not the best idea for shirts, especially if you’re not one for a wrinkled shirt.
Needless to say, I think the best way to handle your clothes is by separating them by type: all dresses should stick together, all pants should fit on the same rack and all underwear should go in a drawer, box or bag. Once this criteria is applied, you can choose to sort your garments by colors. It will be easier for you to find something if you can approximate where it is – and see how cute all those pink things look together?
Other general rules include placing the clothes you wear most at hand, and the ones that you rarely wear on a higher shelf or in the back of the closet. It’s obvious you’re not gonna wear your winter coats now, nor will you wear that pretty prom dress everyday.
If you lack closet space – and who doesn’t? – you can use some of your favorite clothes as decorations for your room. Hang some of your favorite dresses on the wall or even by the lamp like I did in the above pic, and hang some of your sheer pieces by the window – the light will be filtered in the sweetest way.
As for your accessories, such as belts and scarves, you can store them in a box or basket, rolled. This way, you’ll have a clear view of what you own.