How did you go with your kitchen organising from last week? I had lots of emails and tweets letting me know you were inspired!
This week I thought we could talk about wardrobes (or closets). Hand up if you are guilty of mess behind closed doors? ME! ME! ME! I am good at making the most obvious areas of my home clean, but I am shocking at shoving things into cupboards willy nilly.
Following the principles of last week about sorting and deciding what is needed and not needed (go back to last week if you didn't get to follow it) the same applies here.
Wardrobe organisation is serious stuff for some people. I have seen some of my friends cupboards and they love sorting and organising! Puts me to shame.
So what I want to know is:
Do you colour coordinate your clothes?
Do you hang or fold?
Do you have a spot for your shoes? Are they in boxes?
Do you have somewhere for your jewellery, scarves, belts etc?
Where do you put your socks and undies?
Where do you put your pj's?
Do you have an organised system for your kids?
Do your kids robes hold their clothes and toys?
Here are some pictures to help get you in the mood.
Decide on the purpose and function of that cupboard/robe/closet.
You will need some things to help you:
Think about your hangers. Do you have some for shirts, skirts, pants, heavy jackets? Do you need more? Do you want them to match?
Your shoes, where are they? Are they sitting neatly, or thrown in the cupboard (mine are!)? Can you put them in boxes?
Is your wardrobe hosting other items? Examples: suitcases, toys, paintings, photo albums? Mine do.... Are they grouped together? Do you need some storage tubs? Can you put colourful ones in the kids rooms?
Do you need more shelving? Can you easily add some? Can you double hang some clothes to minimise space? I find the kids clothes are so small that a double hung area is the best! I also asked my husband to put an extra shelf in their wardrobes recently and it was so easy to do - made a world of difference.
Small spaces can look just as good. It's just being sure that nothing is in the space that is not needed or could go elsewhere.
What do you think? Could you give it a go?
Join us on The Decorating Forum today as we are always talking about organisation. Kids rooms seem to be the biggest battle. Do you have this struggle?