10 Tips to Organize Your Closet Like a Pro

by | Collaboration, Interior Inspiration, My Home | 2 comments

Alicia Wood, Tonia Tomlin from Sorted Out, Blogger Closet Reveal, Dallas Lifestyle Blogger
10 Tips to Organize your Closet Like a Pro

Invest in the Right Hangers

Divide and File Folded Items

Label, Label!

The Right Storage Solutions for Unique Items

So many of you have asked for organizing tips while we are sheltered at home and loved the Tips for a Perfectly Organized Pantry, so I wanted to share 10 Tips To Organize Your Closet Like a Pro with you again.  I’ll be working on my closet and sharing that with you on Instagram stories this week as I go.

When I shared with you my Master Closet Organization with Tonia Tomlin of Sorted Out a few years ago, we also created this checklist for 10 Tips To Organize Your Closet Like a Pro. Next week, I’ll be sharing how to switch your closet over for the season so this is perfect prep for that post!

10 TIPS TO ORGANIZE YOUR CLOSET LIKE A PRO by Tonia Tomlin

  • Purge and more Purge. Edit your clothing, shoes and accessories. If you haven’t worn them in at least 2 years and it is dated, get rid of them by selling, consigning or giving them to charity.  Review your clothes that have missing buttons, stains and tears and set them aside to be repaired or to be discarded.
  • Invest in the Right Hangers. Using wire hangers aren’t ideal for your clothing and can snag nice sweaters and silk. We love the felt hangers and these are the ones we used in Alicia’s closet.  Be sure and buy the clips, too.
  • Divide and file your folded items. Drawer dividers keep underwear, socks, folded t-shirts and spanx folded like a file drawer. Use narrow drawer dividers or boxed dividers to subdivide drawers, or store lingerie and other not so used items at the lower level drawers.
  • Label, Label. Use baskets with bin clips and garment dividers to clearly define your space. Divide your clothing into groups on the closet rod and labels onto the plastic dividers. They’re great for managing clothing by item type, category, size or season if you don’t have out of season storage. They’re a smart idea for organizing baby clothes, too!  We didn’t use them in Alicia’s closet because she has several sections of her closet that serve as natural dividers.
  • Color Code. Sort your clothing by style (sleeveless, short sleeve, crop sleeve, long sleeve), then by color in each category. This will make it easier to find things and put away more efficiently. Alicia had clothing by color and then by sleeve in that color.  This harder to maintain and also harder to actually find what you are looking for.  If you need a sleeveless shirt, you can go right to all of them and then choose the color.
  • Don’t over organize. Don’t over do it by over organizing your closet. It doesn’t have to be perfect. It has to function properly for your lifestyle and the time you have to maintain your closet. If you spend time folding things SO perfect it makes it hard to maintain when life gets busy and before you know it, you’re not organized at all.
  • The Right Storage Solutions. Store your accessories by category.  Purses store best up right on the shelf or hooks while scarves work well on scarf hangers or in baskets.  Hang hooks for items such as belts or larger totes. We used large hooks to gain extra space on the back of her island for totes.  Inside nicer handbags, we used Innies to help them stand up and also hold their shape.
  • Maintain your closet organization system daily. This will prevent you from falling back into a disorganized state and have to start the whole process over.
  • Out of Season Storage. If you have limited space in your closet, store out of season clothing in another closet or space in your home, and rotate your closet each season. I recommend doing this in spring, summer and fall.
  • Accountability Buddy. All of this sounds super easy, but when life gets overwhelming and overcommitted its hard to get your closet organized and purged.  Hire a professional organizer, such as our team at Sorted Out or set up a wine date and purge time with your BFF and use this time to hold yourself accountable to the process!

xo

Alicia

PS – The Container Store is offering 20%-30% off so many items for organizing!  Be sure to check out the original post to see more on how we used all these items.

SHOP THE POST

Thank you to Tonia Tomlin for collaborating on this post.

Photos by Mary Hafner in 2018

Pin this image for reference!

 

Other posts to read:

2 Comments

  1. Amy D

    Those are helpful tips. Like both on FB.

Alicia Wood, Dallas Lifestyle Expert, Dallas Fashion Blogger

MEET ALICIA

AliciaWoodLifestyle.com is a lifestyle destination for everyday living written by Alicia Wood. Alicia’s goal is create a timeless, fresh way to approach fashion, entertaining, beauty, design and travel.

Read More

JOIN THE LIST

Sign up for my mailing list & receive subscriber-only style finds, beauty tips, interior inspiration, and more! 

You’ve successfully signed up! Check your email for details.

December Reader Favorites
January Favorites Under $150
AWL Resort Shop
AWL X Hazen Jewelry Collection
Promo for Alicia Wood featured on How'd She Do That? podcast

Meet Alicia

AliciaWoodLifestyle.com is a lifestyle destination for everyday living written by Alicia Wood. Alicia's goal is create a timeless, fresh way to approach fashion, entertaining, beauty, design and travel.

Read More

2 Comments

  1. Amy D

    Those are helpful tips. Like both on FB.

Meet Alicia

AliciaWoodLifestyle.com is a lifestyle destination for everyday living written by Alicia Wood. Alicia's goal is create a timeless, fresh way to approach fashion, entertaining, beauty, design and travel.

Read More

My Style

A fresh approach to classic style.

Best Spring Style Staples

Best Spring Style Staples

There are items in my closet that I reach for each season.  Having these makes getting dressed so much easier!  Here are my Spring Style Staples you’ll want to make sure you have as well.


The Best Mother’s Day Gift Guide

The Best Mother’s Day Gift Guide

Mother’s Day is just a few weeks away so I’m sharing a curated Mother’s Day Gift Guide. Below I’ve curated a boutique of beautiful, thoughtful gifts for Mother’s Day. Whether your Mother is loves pamering, entertaining, fashion, jewelry or art, you’ll find the perfect gift here. You might even find something for yourself!





AWL Spring Style Shop: Five Spring Trends for 2021

AWL Spring Style Shop: Five Spring Trends for 2021

The Spring Style Shop is filled with my favorite styles for the warm weather that is here to stay.


Beauty

Discover Alicia’s clean beauty favorites and skin care routines.

Best Places to Buy Clean Beauty Online

Best Places to Buy Clean Beauty Online

I’ve shared a post on what is Clean Beauty & why it is important, but it can be difficult to find trusted source to purchase Clean Beauty items.  To give you a great start, I’m sharing the best places to buy clean beauty online as well as my favorite clean beauty brands.

AWL Spring Boutiques

AWL Spring Boutiques

Today I present the AWL Spring Boutiques! Each season, I fill the AWL Boutiques with my favorite finds to inspire your personal style, keep you looking beautiful, decorate your home, fill your pantry and give the perfect gift!  These are updated constantly but get a major overhaul at the beginning of each season.  Whether you are new or one of my long-time readers, I wanted to be sure to let you know they are fully updated!

Clean Beauty Discovery: UNSUN Tinted Sunscreen

Clean Beauty Discovery: UNSUN Tinted Sunscreen

I love sharing new clean beauty finds! I just found UNSUN tinted sunscreen at Nordstrom.  It is a 100% mineral sunscreen and color corrector all in one and I’m loving it!


Food & Entertaining

Here you’ll find delicious recipes for just about any occasion. The perfect, most delicious recipe is just minutes away, as well as the essentials for entertaining with style and ease.

Food & Recipes

Family favorites and seasonal menus.

Tablescapes

Tips on setting a beautiful table.

Entertaining

Get inspired with entertaining tips.

Interiors

My Home

Welcome to my home. Enjoy the tour!

Interior Inspiration

All my favorite finds for beautiful, everyday living.

Travel

Some of life’s greatest treasures are memories created through travel.

Destinations

Packing Lists

Holiday Inspiration

Get inspired with my holiday tablescapes, recipes & more!

Easy and Elegant Easter Brunch Menu

Easy and Elegant Easter Brunch Menu

We typically have Easter Brunch at home.  There is just something sweet about celebrating our risen Lord and then being at home together.  I love the more relaxed pace of entertaining at home.  Here is our Easy and Elegant Easter Brunch Menu to inspire your menu this Easter Sunday.  It is actually a great menu for any time of year!

How to Create an Elegant Easter Tablescape

How to Create an Elegant Easter Tablescape

I can’t believe Easter is less than two weeks away!  I’ve begun to plan my Easter tablescape and which made me think to share with you How to Create an Elegant Easter Tablescape.  Creating the tablescape is always one of my favorite things on any holiday To Do List!


21 Spring Dresses for Easter and Beyond

21 Spring Dresses for Easter and Beyond

Spring seems to bring so many events where you need the perfect dress: Easter, graduation, bridal and baby showers, luncheons and more. I have gathered 21 Spring Dresses that are perfect for Easter and beyond!