No matter how big or small your closet is, creating a stress-free environment to live in is essential to a healthy mindset and overall wellbeing. This includes a secret place that we often neglect and forget about: our closets!
Brew some coffee, set aside an hour, and let’s tackle that closet. Here’s how to have a stress-free closet!
How To Have A Stress-Free Closet
Get rid of everything you don’t need
If you haven’t used it in the past year, it’s time to get rid of it. Donate it, gift it to a friend, or sell it! This includes shoes and accessories. It’s easy to get emotionally attached to things, so be ruthless in your process!
A few exceptions to this rule: if you’ve been pregnant in the past year, some of your clothes may have been put on “hold” for a season. In that case, just go through your old clothes (and your pregnancy clothes) and choose what you want to keep and get rid of!
Invest in matching hangers
It’s such a simple step, but it truly helps make your closet feel stress-free and organized. Invest in matching hangers is a great way to keep all of your clothes at the same height, get a bra size calculator to buy underwear to your size, keep a consistent feel and color, and bring your closet together for a peaceful look!
Invest in shoe organization
Let’s talk shoe organization. Because shoes are often placed on the floor, it’s easy to let them get out of control. Having a simple shoe organizer in your closet can help keep them in their place! Don’t have a ton of floor space? Try using this door organizer instead!
Have a place for everything
And I mean EVERY. Little. Thing. That random scarf, hair tie, or necklace all need a specific place where they belong. Make a compartment, add a jewelry organizer, use baskets. Whatever it takes to have a designated home for every item in your closet!
Keep a scent sachet in your closet
This natural lavender scent sachet lasts for up to 60 days! Keep a couple of these in your closet to give your space a calming, stress-free scent.
Organize clothes by type and color
This is a big one! First, make sections in your closet. Have a designated area for long dresses, short dresses, pants, skirts, shirts, etc. Next, hang your clothes in a color code, going from the lightest to the darkest color in each section!
Put things where they belong after you use them
What’s the number one thing that’s cluttering your closet and making it a stressful space? We’re guessing it’s all of the things on your floor and shelves that haven’t been put away. Save time and mental space by putting things away IMMEDIATELY after you use them or try them on. Taking your shoes off? Put them on the shoe rack, not the floor. Done using that purse? Put it in it’s place right away!
Keep a hamper in the closet if you can
If you have the space for it, keep a hamper in your closet to avoid throwing dirty clothes on the floor! This beautiful basket hamper is perfect for any space.
Only buy things you REALLY want and need
See something you want online or at the store? Wait 3 days. If after 3 days you still can’t stop thinking about it and there’s no doubt about how you feel about it, then you can purchase it. Remember that in order to have an organized, stress-free closet, we need to minimize clutter and keep only what we really want and need!
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