Are you so tired of all of your clothes and shoes being just everywhere? Chances are you don’t even know what you have with a messy closet. Glamour magazine’s closet-obsessed guru Suze Yalof Schwartz says you don’t need to hire a professional organizer to get things tidy. Here’s her top five ways to get your closet looking ten times better instantly.
1. Get Rid of Stuff!
Suze’s first rule to get things organized? Get rid of stuff! “Toss anything that’s stained, has an unfixable hole or hasn’t been worn in years.” Then, arrange everything so you can see it. Hang as much as you can, and neatly stack the rest on open shelving.
2. Add Boutique-Y Touches
Display your accessories including belts, jewelry and bags. Hanging necklaces on a tie rack is a cute idea. Knot your scarves around your closet rod or hanger. Get things in your sight, so you know what you have.
3. Lose the Shoes
Neatly line up the ones you love, and get rid of the ones that are dusty and you haven’t worn in forever. Seriously, get rid of the shoes!
4. Organize Bags
Arrange them on a shelf separated by dividers — so they can hold their shape.
Keep a box in your closet to store all the packets of buttons, sequins, thread, and all miscellaneous stuff you get with new garments, etc. You’ll never have to hunt again when you’re looking for something. You can even organize your sunglasses in boxes too…