Closet organization hacks for a realistic home is hard to find online. By that I mean, not all of us have huge homes with huge closets. So here are some hacks I was able to put into action in my tiny Fairy House.
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A Place for Everything
In order to function properly, your closet needs a system. This is going to help it stay organized. Your system doesn't have to fancy or complicated. The common factor in all closet organization is having a designated spot for everything.
Once you have a spot for everything you can move on to the next step.
My Favorite Closet Hack - Put Everything in its Place.
You have to do this consistently to make your system work. This will take time, practice, and a little self-discipline. But believe me, once you pass the 'habit forming' phase, it'll be so natural to put your things where they belong.
Get Back Some Time and Sanity
For example, if the bottom of your closet is cluttered with unmatched shoes and you have to dig around to find a matching pair – you need to find a home for every pair of shoes you own. Well, first I would say take out the shoes that are too old to wear.
Or any shoes you haven't worn in a while. Let's make room for the shoes that you actually use.
Finding a home will probably mean investing in a shoe tree or something similar. Before you buy, do some research – see what is available in your price range and where you can find it.
Make sure that there is enough room for your shoe collection. Also, leave room for future growth. Keep this in mind otherwise you'll end up like before!
Set Yourself up For Success
Don't just get the cheapest or cutest organizational tool for your closet. For example, if you know you don't like hanging up clothes, get a hook system. That's what I have for my tank tops and bras. I hate folding weird-shaped clothes so I just hang them up on hooks. I have an over the door hanger that I use to keep myself organized.
After you find a home for all of your clothes (or shoes) take the time every day to put them back in their new spot. It takes me two seconds to hang my tank tops on my hooks. 😉
But don’t stop at just your shoes! Keep going, pick the next problem area in your closet. You'll know what the problem area is by the level of frustration you experience as you try to find something.
Be it belts, sports bras, workout clothes, socks, whatever it is –find a home for your items. Put them there every time and soon it will become second nature and you will never have to waste time searching in your closet again.
You got this lady, start with one group of things then move onto the next.
Thanks for reading!