In Part One – Decluttering and Getting Rid of Stuff, this is Part Two: Displaying and Organizing your stuff
Organize by Categories and by Colour
I do this hands down.
I sort all my clothes in this order:
- Spaghetti strap tops
- Tank tops
- Long-sleeved Shirts
- Button-up Shirts
- Shawl Blazers
- Classic Blazers
- Short jackets – trench, etc
- Wool trousers
- Silk / linen trousers
- Long maxi dresses
- Shorter dresses
- Long skirts
- Shorter skirts
…and all in the colour of the rainbow in each category and sub-category:
Whites, red, orange, yellow, green, blue, purple, brown, grey, black
Hang everything except sweaters and jeans
I again, do this. I don’t hang sweaters because you can have them go out of shape on the hanger, so I roll them, or fold them.
I hang EVERYTHING ELSE because then I can see it. If I fold it, forget it. I won’t see it, and I won’t wear it.
I would hang jeans too but I have no hanger space, so they get folded. I don’t own too many jeans (under 7 pairs), so they are manageable like this.
Fold and roll items that you don’t want to get out of shape
For what I do fold and roll, I stack them nicely, and I roll things like sweaters on top of each other so I can see the colours and so on.
Turn your rolled up pants, leggings and sweaters on their sides facing up
I learned this from Marie Kondo and it has changed my life. I used to roll leggings and stack them on top of each other, but turning them right-side up has changed the ballgame completely.
I can now see the EXACT pair of leggings I want, rolled and on its side.
Fold all of your underwear
I used to just toss them all in the drawer and get annoyed. Now I fold them nicely, and roll them into little neat rows to grab when I go without disturbing the rest of my underwear drawer.