Did you know that color coding your closet will help you keep it more organized?
This is not a new concept, and it might not work for everyone, but I have been doing it for years.
It makes getting dressed so much easier as well.
There are certain steps that need to take place in order to have an organized, color coded closet.
Categorize your clothing by types
I take this one step further by sorting by the individual items by occasion…….
Once you have categorized your clothing by type, and by what occasion you will be wearing it for, you will be ready to start color coding.
COLOC COLOR CODINGR CODING
Many professional organizers will use the following acronym?……
You will notice there is no, black, gray or white.
That is why I don’t color code in this order in my own personal closet. I have lots of black and white stripes in my closet.
All of the above images would be dream closets , wouldn't they? Most of us don't have this much space to store our clothing so we have to be more discerning on what we keep and what we get rid of.
In our new home and our previous home we have a small walk-in closet as seen above.
We need to put in closet organizer in our new closet and that is on our to-do list, so for now I will be using our previous homes closet as our example on how I go about organizing my closet.
First I categorize by….
Then I organize by type of clothing…..
The color order I use is……..
Black & White patterned,checks,stripes
My closet is a walk-in, but narrow, and long so I can’t really get a good angle to shoot, but I will attempt to show you what I have done inside my closet....
On the top rack you will see my casual/dress tops.
Notice I keep all the sleeveless tops together and then graduate down to long sleeves.
The bottom rack starts our with my white jeans, blue jeans and then goes into the sleeveless knit tops to the short sleeve then the long.
I have found that color coding and hanging like items together helps me make decisions more easily when getting dressed. It also helps me maintain the organization for longer periods of time.
At the end of our closet I hang all of my dresses, dress pants and jackets. My lifestyle is more casual now that I no longer work so to be honest most of my wardrobe falls into the casual category.
My Husbands Clothing
Yes I color code his clothing too.
No he does NOT keep it that way. I am constantly putting his clothes back in order when I put away his laundry. It is so easy to do. When he does laundry he puts them away where he finds a hanger. Can't complain, at least he helps with the laundry.
We keep his suits and dress slacks and shirts in another closet in the guest room since he only accesses these pieces of clothing on rare occasions.
In the center divider I keep my tank tops and summer sweaters, flip flops and some of the shoes in boxes.
The shoes that I wear more often are kept on my hanging shoe rack. Over the years I have found that this is the easiest way for me to keep my every day shoes organized.....
My flip flops are kept in a basket. This is what works for me. All of my dress, or out of season shoes are kept in boxes on, or under the shelves.
In the summer months you will often see me in a baseball hat and pony tail. I kept them on hooks above a mirror. I also used hooks to hang some of my longer necklaces.
Over time I think we all find things that work for us or don't. I won't pretend that I keep my closet organized at all times because trust me I don't.
However I have found that so far, these methods have worked the best for me in the past.
This post was not just written for you my dear readers it was also written for ME as well.
I am trying to get up the gumption to organize our new home's walk-in closet. This post is a good reminder for me!!!
I hope this has given you.....
Ideas and inspiration!!!