Welcome back to our organizational series, where on the last day of each month, we’ll roll out a new closet-related topic with expert-approved tips and advice. With us this month is Melanie Charlton from Clos-ette, who will be sharing her organizational insight.
I have worked with many inspiring female clients. Whether they're a celebrity like Beyoncé with an endless wardrobe, a powerful career woman like Veronica Beard, or your average working woman, they all need a strategy for staying organized. Over the years as an organizer, I developed a five-step plan to help every woman maintain an organized closet. Read on for the must-know steps.
You need to cull your wardrobe before finding a professional organizer who will do a closet cleanse with you. Friends are great, but splurge and use a professional; you will reap the benefits for years to come.
Take a stock and do an inventory of everything you have left. Put it in an Excel spreadsheet and update it quarterly or bi-annually, this way you know what you have when you shop. This ensures that you don't double up, and you can refer back to it when dressing for that big event.
Use your professional organizer to come back and give you a "system." If you’re in need of a friend in lieu of an organizer, you can check out my book Shop Your Closet and use that as your guide for the edit, inventory, and organize phases.
After you come up with a game plan to organize your space, you’ll need a few items to bring it all together. Start with new hangers; hardware, like hooks and valet rods; and accessories, like drawer inserts and bag stuffers.
Bring back that professional organizer and press repeat! Organize your closet at least biannually, or better yet, quarterly, time and time again!
What are your tips for organizing your closet? Share them in the comments below!
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