SORT STUFF INTO CATEGORIES AND SUBCATEGORIES

Sort stuff into broad categories and subcategories— for example, workout clothes is the broad category and workout tops is the subcategory.

 

QUESTION YOUR THINGS

Ask yourself, when was the last time you wore or used, the item in question. Would you choose something else over the item in question?

 

CONSIDER USE VS. ACCESSIBILITY

Store your most-used stuff where it’s the most accessible. For example, use high-hanging storage for offseason jackets, and accessible shelves for everyday jeans and t-shirts.

 

OPTIMIZE YOUR CLOSET, STORAGE SPACE

Optimize under-utilized space like wall space, the area above your top, closet shelf, the backs of doors, and the space under your hanging clothes.

 

ORGANIZE VERTICALLY

Most closets have more vertical space, than horizontal storage space. For example, when putting away flat shoes (like flip-flops) we recommend standing them upright, rather flat on a surface, to use less horizontal space.

 

STORE SIMILAR STUFF TOGETHER

Store items used together, near each other. For example, keep your extra pillows next to your extra pillowcases, and your ski pants next to your ski coat.

STORE STUFF NEAR WHERE IT’S USED

Store things closest to where they’ll be used. For example, hang your car keys on a key rack, near your garage.

CONTAINERIZE SMALL THINGS

Contain small things, like jewelry or extra buttons, in small containers so that they don’t get lost.

 

THE AVERAGE WOMEN WILL SPEND MORE THAN EIGHT YEARS OF HER LIFE SHOPPING.

 

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