Ten Tips on
How to Organize Your Closet
Kathy Jenkins, Professional Organizer
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The third week of March is recognized as “Clean out your closet
week”, so in order to inspire and inform you, we offer some tips on
how to get your closet organized:
Sort your clothes into piles. Start with broad categories at
first so you can see the amount of clothes you have for any one
category. Some categories may be: work, casual, dressy, sporty
and work around the house.
Identify what to keep: try on everything and keep only the
clothes that fit you now and make you feel good! If it doesn’t
fit (too big or too small) or you don’t feel excellent in it –
get rid of it!
Hang your clothes by type and then by color. For example, hang
all of you short sleeve shirts or blouses together starting with
white and moving through the colors of the rainbow to black. If
the fabric is patterned then choose the dominant color. Do the
same for your jackets, pants, skirts and dresses. It makes it so
much easier to put an outfit together when you are able to
quickly mix and match colors.
Use Clothes Organizer Labels that hang on your clothes rod.
Finding your clothes and putting them away will never be
Use quality hangers such as wood or the slim velvet covered.
Nothing will deform nice clothes quicker than an ugly wire
For your sweaters that sit folded on shelves, make sure you have
covered wire shelves with a liner. It can be very frustrating to
put on your favorite sweater and then look in the mirror and see
wire shelf creases throughout.
Protect your shoes on a shoe rack or in a shoe box. Do not
leave them strewn on the floor where they can be easily stepped
If you have a small closet, take advantage of the space on the
back of the door. There are a lot of “over the door” organizers
that can help you to maximize your space.
Hang accessories such as belts, scarves and ties so that you can
easily see all that you have available.
Keep a hamper near by for clothes that need laundering or dry
Organized A to Z Has A New Warehouse & Showroom
We are very excited to announce our move
into a new warehouse! We will now be able to better
accommodate our growing inventory and offer a showroom
for local customers. Pictures will be coming soon!
In the News
Our Chrome Car Hooks are featured in”Neat
Things We Like” in Organize Magazine,
Look for a money saving coupon from us in “Good
Housekeeping’s Quick and Simple Weekly”,
February 26, 2008
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Organized A to Z can give you a head start on your spring cleaning! Begin by sorting through your closets and reorganizing with our Featured Products for March. Find brand new hangers, shelves, and organizers for your clothes, shoes, and accessories. With these items, your closet will be as neat and clean as it has ever been!
We added a
few new products last month, including:
Shoe Boxes - If you've ever rummaged through boxes to find a
pair of shoes, you'll love these clear boxes. They come in
different sizes and are great for boots, purses, and other
to a Joyful Move - Here's a book that offers tips for
organizing your stuff when preparing to move. Reduce your stress
and pack with confidence using this all-in-one resource.
Workbook - Another moving guide, this book focuses on
helping seniors downsize and organize their belongings before
Look for many
more products to come as we grow into our new warehouse!