Get Organized

Posted by Francesca Alfano On Thursday, March 31, 2011

This Spring I vow to get more organized and tackling my closet is the first to do on my list. I tend to just throw stuff in there wherever I find room and its mostly a total mess. I came across this article on the Lucky Magazine blog and it left me completely inspired to get organized. From helpful tips on sorting garments to how to properly store your shoes, the article is complete with smart tricks and inspirational images.


Question: I always end up with messy, teetering piles of sweaters. How do I keep them under control? Put the bulkiest pieces at the bottom of the pile to avoid an unstable, top-heavy formation. Separate cardigans, turtlenecks, etc., so you can tell what's what without resorting to unfolding them all.


To keep fancy intimates from becoming one big tangle (bra hooks are dangerous around delicates), invest in a drawer divider with six-inch-wide sections.



Mark your shelves with tape according to style, and then create a color-graduated stac


Use uniform hangers for tidiness and to keep clothes at the same eye level.

· Remove dry-cleaning bags immediately—not only do they trap a lot of air, but they're keeping your loved clothing imprisoned with harmful chemicals.

· To prevent slippage, fasten the top four buttons on all shirts (and zip up pants).

· Break up suits so you remember to wear them as separates.


If you have an enclave or cubby in your space, mount a rack on the wall and conceal it with a curtain hung from a metal rod. If no such nook is available, consider installing shelving near the door—and color-coordinate your shoes to make it look extra intentional.

Line boots—complete with boot trees—along the floor. During warmer months, store them under the bed in a clear plastic box.

Avoid back-of-the-door racks, as they position shoes too close to clothing—you never know what you've tracked in.

Article from Lucky Magazine
Photos: Lucky

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