8 Easy Steps to Optimize Closet Storage

May has finally arrived. it's time to optimize the storage of our wardrobe for the summer that is fast approaching! I think many will agree with me if I tell you that winter has been long this year…

Personally, I just can't wait to get out my light clothes and work in the sun! There is nothing better. 

It also makes me want to clean up and reorganize my wardrobe. question of making more room for new tracks summer that I am sure to shop.

Let's face it, it's not easy to keep your closet storage clean and organized. It often ends in a jumble only a few weeks after putting everything away! 

The problems are over. Here I share with you 8 super easy steps to optimize the storage of your wardrobe for the summer!

1. Take inventory

Taking inventory of your wardrobe can be quite a tedious task. Especially if you have a lot of clothes. My first advice is to do your inventory in stages. Avoid doing everything at once. You may run out of time and it is certain that you will not be tempted to start all over again later. Doing your inventory in stages also helps you see the task as less of a mountain than doing it all at once. 

For example, start with your shoes. The next day, make your pants, sweaters and so on. Until all your clothes are sorted!

Also, I advise you to sort your clothes by season and setting aside your last season's clothes for long-term storage later. Once last season's clothes are placed in boxes, place labels on them in order to describe their content. It will be very useful in the future when it's time to put these clothes back in your wardrobe!

Then you have to make 3 stacks. The "I'm keeping" pile, the "I'm getting rid of it" pile and the "I don't know" pile. The stack of "I don't know" suggests that you have the right to change your mind about these clothes being put away. At first glance, we keep them, but we can also decide to throw them later in our closet storage. Those we decide to keep will be place at the bottom of the closet since these are clearly clothes you don't wear often.

2. Review your organization/optimize your storage

Once the inventory is done, it's time to review your current organization. If possible, take a few days to do the whole thing. You may need to switch game plans along the way as you plan your new closet storage.

3. Clean your closet

The very first step in optimizing the storage of your closet is to clean the inside of course! It's not a place you clean often. So take the time to dust and wash your shelves, hangers and boxes. Not only will it help with the development of moths, but you'll also get rid of dust harmful to your airways. It is imperative! Do not forget it.

4. Invest in good organization tools

As you already know, you need effective organizational tools to optimize the storage of your wardrobe. So I advise you to go shopping on Amazon and order everything you need! Poles, shelves, boxes, drawers and above all: hangers! It is very important to invest in quality hangers in order to keep your clothes in top condition the longest time possible. It is also a simple technique to make your wardrobe more aesthetic. To do this, take hangers of the same color and size. No more metal hangers!

5. Save space

If you live in a small space, you know the importance of optimizing every corner of your home! Here are some tips to help you take advantage of all your available space. First, get "sous-vide" type bags where you can put an impressive amount of clothes in them and then suck the air out of these bags. These significantly reduce the bulk that your clothes would usually take to reduce it to an easy-to-store patty! 

Second, you can search for unused drawers, shelves, or cupboards around the house. While not necessarily devoted to clothing, it's a great place to squeeze your last season's clothes all over the place without having to rack your brains to fit everything in one place.

6. Regroup

In order to facilitate your task during your organization. Group all your clothes by category. To do this, take all the things that look alike and group them into sections. For example: tank tops, wool sweaters, jeans, etc. Not only will it help you have a better overall view of what you have to store. But these pieces will be that much easier to find in your wardrobe.

7. Coordinate colors

Nothing is more pleasing to the eye than having all your clothes organized by color code. This allows you to have a quick and easy overview of your wardrobe according to your search for the day. I advise you to coordinate everything in order to go from white to black through all the colors of the rainbow in between. This method also helps you optimize your time when you put away your clothes, it will be much easier to know what will go where!

8. Organize your wardrobe

Now that you are reviewing your organizational methods, it's time to put them in place! First of all, it is necessary to determine the location of the pieces in the new wardrobe. For example, bags and shoes will not necessarily go in the same place as our knitwear or our dresses. It is important to determine everything before you even start placing the clothes. Otherwise, you could waste a lot of time moving everything around if you realize you've picked the wrong place for a given category of clothing.

Also, you need to choose what will be stored with a hanger and what will be folded in drawers and shelves. I advise you to fold clothes that are more delicate such as chunky knits, delicate blouses and fine lingerie.  

Once all your storage decisions are made, tidy up! By following the advice of Ms. Rangement in person Marie Kondo, you absolutely must store your items folded vertically! It's so much easier to get an overview of the contents of the drawer. It is also a huge asset to save storage time after cleaning our clothes.

Happy tidying up!

Optimizing the storage of your wardrobe is as simple as that! It's a task that can easily seem like an insurmountable mountain, but believe me, you can do it! Just take a deep breath and follow these 8 steps!