closet organizing q&A
our professional organizers are answering your closet organizing questions
HOW DO YOU RECOMMEND ORGANIZING Y CLOSET— BY COLOR, STYLE, USE?
Do what works best for you. If you prefer to arrange your clothes by color, go for it! Whatever you chose, make sure the clothing you wear most is the easiest to access. For example, if you mostly wear jeans and t-shirts keep your jeans folded, on a front and center, open shelf, and your t-shirts hanging from your most accessible closet rod.
HOW DO I DISTINGUISH WHICH COATS SHOULD BE KEPT IN MY CLOSET, AND WHICH IN MY MUDROOM?
Opposite to what people assume, we recommend keeping your everyday coats in your mudroom and your specialty coats in your bedroom closet. Most people grab their everyday coat on their way out, from their mudroom, rather than from their bedroom closet.
WHERE CAN I FIND KID-FRIENDLY, CLOSET, ORGANIZING PRODUCTS?
We love The Land of Nod, Pottery Barn Kids, Restoration Hardware Baby and Child, and The Container Store.
MY TALL, WINTER BOOTS DON’T FIT ON MY SHOE RACKS, WHERE SHOULD I KEEP THEM?
If your closet has an upper shelf, it’s a great place to organize your tall shoes. If you don’t, or your closet is full, organize them in an organizing bin underneath your bed, or in an entry closet.
WHAT ARE SOME CHARITIES THAT COULD USE MY GENTLY WORN CLOTHING?
When donating used clothing, we recommend seeking out local, in need, 501C3 organizations. Your donation will directly improve your community and will be used by those in need, rather than sold for a profit. Yes, Goodwill and Value Village profit off of donations.
HOW SHOULD I STORE CLOTHING I RARELY WEAR BUT AM NOT READY TO PART WITH?
Store clothes you rarely wear out of reach, in the least accessible area of your closet. If you have super high, upper shelves, or an awkward, hard-to-reach, storage nook, keep your rarely worn clothing there.