Surprise guests — and yourself — by adding color and creativity to your closets.
By: Selena Cate
“Keep it attractive” are three words to remember when organizing anything in your home. The more eye-pleasing something is, the more we are inclined to keep it that way.
Here are some simple tips to attractively organize your closets.
As children, we loved rainbows. Whether it was in the sky or a sticker we bought at a stationery store, we were drawn to them. Try arranging your clothing in your closet by color starting with red on the left, going through all the colors of the rainbow and finishing with white, black and brown. Not only will this make your closet look cheerful, but it makes getting dressed a snap.
A super simple solution to shoe organizing is storing them in small clear plastic boxes with lids. These can either stack on the floor underneath hung clothing or be placed on a shelf for easy access. Using clear plastic also makes it easy to spot the perfect pair to go with any outfit.
If you are on a budget and need to keep your spending down, try adding a small dresser to a corner of your closet to store sweaters, swimwear and athletic wear. Small, practical — and inexpensive — pieces of furniture can be found in thrift stores and garage sales. Even the smallest closet can usually fit a modest piece of furniture that can help organization. Consider painting each drawer front a different color or covering them with decorative paper.
Utilize Your Closet Door
The inside of your closet door can be valuable organizational real estate: A small coat rack on the inside of the closet door can be the perfect place to hang belts, scarves or even jewelry.
What’s not to love about a woven basket? Baskets and organizing go hand in hand. They can be used on the floor of your closet for storing winter coats, on the top shelf for those jeans you are planning to fit into next spring or even used to hide birthday gifts for your children.
Label baskets, drawers and plastic bins so you can find what you need quickly. You can even find decorative labels and create custom tags to give your own personal flair to anything you stick them to.
The key to successful organizing is really keeping it fun, attractive and, above all, simple.
What’s your favorite creative tip for encouraging consistent organization in your closet?
Selena is a mother and the founder of Apron Thrift Girl, a blog devoted to living stylishly for less. She's an avid crafter and a gluten-free food lover based in the heart of Sonoma County, Calif.