Congratulations, you've officially made it out of 2015! Happy New Year!
That's right, it's finally 2016! I can't think of a better way to ring in the new year that by getting my life together.
Coco Note: New Year, Better Me?
As we usher in the true winter months (not this tease Mother Nature's been putting out there), it's time to rack up on boots and scarves and jackets, oh my! There's just one grey cloud in this perfectly sunny fairytale.
Where the heck do we put it all?
Yep. Let's talk about it. Where do you store the ridiculously excessive number new wardrobe pieces you buy each year? How do you store them?
I recently reorganized and redecorated my room and closet, and I must say, it makes getting dressed so much easier, and makes me a much more efficient shopper. Having an organized closet can help you:
- Store more clothing
- Create a more efficient dressing routine
- Take better care of your clothing
- Maximize use of your closet space
- Spend less
That's right, I said spend less. You see, having an organized closet will help you determine what key wardrobe pieces you already have, and what pieces you need.
Coco Note: Basically, change your life.
I know what you're thinking: "How? How I'm 'posed to stop?"
Lucky for you Sway, I do indeed have the answers. And it just 3 easy steps *infomercial or nah?*.
@@Coco Note: This is the cheat code. "Really I'm the plug, really i'm the plug."@@
STEP 1: The Purge
@@The first key to organizing your closet is The Purge.@@ Purge your closet of all unnecessary items, including anything that: doesn't fit, hasn't been worn in 2 consecutive, appropriate seasons (ex: a sweater that hasn't been worn in 2 winters), doesn't belong to you, has holes, tears or stains, etc/
Coco Note: Let it go, Let it go!
@@Start by using the most common method of purging your closet: Keep, Toss and Donate piles.@@ Make firm decisions about what your wardrobe will look like for this year. Do you really need that pair of sweatpants with the clorox stain on the thigh and the hole in the back of the right leg? C'mon now.
STEP 2: Let it Flow
Now that you've let it go, you need to let it flow. @@It's important for you to choose your own organization style that you will be able to maintain throughout the year, in order for your wardrobe to flow.@@ Whether you choose to separate your wardrobe pieces by type, order of dress, occasion, color or season, your organization style and your ability to maintain it will be a major key to your wardrobe success- but it will take work. @@Don't be fooled, a closet that flows is one that saves you time, energy and ultimately, money.@@
I chose to separate my wardrobe first by order of dress/body part), then by type (coats, tops, pants, shoes, etc.), then color, and finally, by season. Complicated, but effective for my lifestyle and dressing routine.
STEP 3: Consistency is Key
@@Another major key to success: Consistency.@@ To keep my closet consistent, I try to place my items in the same place that I removed them from. It helps me find pieces easier, and maintains a clean closet and room! I also have traded all my wire and plastic hangers for non-slip black velvet hangers. Not only do these keep different fabrics from falling off the hanger and creating extra work and extra mess, they also look great when lined up next to each other. An added bonus: they're great space savers! The slim design also creates more space in your wardrobe, allowing you to store even more items that you thought possible.
Coco Note: Yes, this an acceptable excuse to shop more.
And there you have it, the 3 keys to a successfully organized closet.
@@Don't be greedy, tell a friend to tell a friend!@@
Coco Note: That means share the link, in case you didn't know! :)