As a Professional Organizer I hear a lot of reasons why my clients have become unorganized. One that I hear pretty often is “our of sight, out of mind.” This happens to all of us, especially when we have too much stuff! With all of the extra clutter we collect it is easy to lose track of individual items in the shuffle of things.
My client was running out of storage room in his closets and hired me to clear out the clutter and create a more functional and organized space. It had been over 10 years since he last sorted through his closet so there were lots of items to go through. Together we worked fast and my client was able to make very quick decisions about what he wanted to keep and what he wanted to give away. We quickly filled up 14 garbage bags with items for goodwill. My client couldn’t believe how much extra stuff he had been storing for the last decade, when I asked him why he thought he was holding on to many of the items for so long he said, “out of sight, out of mind.” You can see in these before and afters that my client now has tons of extra room in his closet.
Try it on: At lease once a year you need to try everything on to make sure your clothing still fits correctly and is still in style.
Divide and Conquer: Create piles of like items, this will make it easier to determine how many items you have and what you love and want to keep.
Make a List: As you sort through your clothing, create a shopping list of items that need to be replaced or purchased.
Toss it out: Throw away items that are stained or damaged, you don’t want to run the risk of wearing something that doesn’t look good when you are getting dressed in a hurry.
Invest in nice hangers: I love the velvet hangers on my favorite product list because they are perfect for every items in your wardrobe. Nothing slips and slides and they make your closet look streamlined.
Set a Schedule: Make an appointment with yourself to go through your closet every 3-4 months.
If you need the help of a Professional Organizer to get you started on an organizing project or maintain a space within your home, please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org.