I’m pretty sure that monsters would only live in a cluttered closet. How else would they hide in there? So here’s the steps needed to rid your closet of clutter cover for those burdensome beasts.
Photo from Pixar
Photo from Apartment Therapy
Step 1: Empty and Edit
Empty the contents of the closet, while sorting into 4 piles: Keep, Toss, Donate, and Store. You could also have a “repair” pile for clothing that just needs a little TLC, but only if you truly intend on finishing that project! Remember, your “donate” pile should be clothing still in good condition, something you would be willing to loan to a friend, for example. Don’t bother donating something that is just no longer in wearable condition. The “store” pile is for things such as seasonal clothing…all of my itty bitty bikinis are in that pile (ha! as if!).
Photo from Age Is In
Step 2: Purge
Box up that donate pile, and bag up the trash! Take care of it immediately. The donate stuff should be put right into the car so you can deliver it right away!
Photo from BHG
Step 3: Assess and Assign
Look over the “keep” pile and decide how much space will be needed for each type of item. Remember to keep frequently used items closer to your reach.
photo from BHG
Step 4: Containerize
This is my favorite step since it sometimes involves shopping For a closet, you will need hangers, and possibly drawers, baskets, bins, etc.
Photo from Allways Organized
Step 5: Maintain
When something is beautiful and organized, you want to take care of it. Maintaining an organized closet can easily be done a few times a year. Two hours, twice a year, and poof! Monsters are gone!