Customizing Your Closet to Fit Your Wardrobe

March 17, 2020

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Your clothes say a lot about you. So does how you store them. You can easily customize your closet in the same way you customize your wardrobe. Indeed, you can show a lot about your personality in your clothes. Let your closet speak the same way with its organizational style.

Storage Style

Yes, there are multiple storage styles or personalities. Most people think there are only two: clean and messy. But it’s more involved than that. In fact, there are six storage personalities:

  1. Nothing Out: These are the people who want nothing out of place and everything out of sight. Everything is concealed, which makes for a nice, clean look, but makes it easy to forget what’s there.
  2. Everything Out: The opposite of Nothing Out. They want to see everything. This organization style can easily become a mess, so it’s important to often purge and throw out anything you don’t need.
  3. Minimalist: This style requires not having anything extra. Some minimalist organizers throw away and purchase new items often, like holiday decorations, so they don’t have to store anything. This can be easy to upkeep but gets costly.
  4. Saver: Everything is useful and has potential value to the Saver. They’ll buy and keep anything that may be useful later. This organizational style can be hard to keep up with, as the Saver amasses lots of stuff quickly, and it can easily turn into hoarding if they buy and keep too much.
  5. Straightener: This organizational style has a place for everything and keeps everything in its place. People who use this style like things in pretty baskets and bins. They want their stuff to look like a lifestyle blog.
  6. No Rules: For the average person, the No Rules style looks like chaos. But really, it’s organized chaos. This style can be difficult to maintain, but creative people tend to make it work.

Do you take the time to fold everything? Then drawers are a good idea for you. If you don’t like folding, use extra hooks and racks to hang things like scarves and hats. Store socks inside shoes and boots. Fold items as retail stores do, so you have more space and everything looks neater. Many stores color code their shelves, putting things in rainbow order: red, orange, yellow, green, blue, indigo, and violet. When there are things in different shades of the same color, go from light to dark.

Keep your stacks low and even, otherwise, they could topple over while you’re looking for whatever is on the bottom. Do you like things a little looser? You can store things in colorful boxes to keep your stuff organized but within easy reach.

Use All Your Space

If your closet is deep enough, store your out-of-season clothes in the back. If you have deep dresser drawers, you can buy inserts to maximize the space. Make sure everything in your closet is visible. Think of your wardrobe as pieces of art and showcase them.

If your closet is deep enough, store your out-of-season clothes in the back. If you have deep dresser drawers, you can buy inserts to maximize the space. Make sure everything in your closet is visible. Think of your wardrobe as pieces of art and showcase them.

If the idea of plain boxes and bins bores you, bring some creativity into your organization. Old coffee bins or gift boxes are a clever and colorful way to store accessories.

Your closet doesn’t have to be a boring, cluttered mess. Let it reflect your personality in fun and interesting ways.

If your closet is deep enough, store your out-of-season clothes in the back. If you have deep dresser drawers, you can buy inserts to maximize the space. Make sure everything in your closet is visible. Think of your wardrobe as pieces of art and showcase them.

If the idea of plain boxes and bins bores you, bring some creativity into your organization. Old coffee bins or gift boxes are a clever and colorful way to store accessories.

Your closet doesn’t have to be a boring, cluttered mess. Let it reflect your personality in fun and interesting ways.

8 Comments

  • Elizabeth Keene March 17, 2020 at 6:17 pm

    I am 100% an everything out person – I want to see all my options..

  • Lisa March 18, 2020 at 12:24 pm

    You’ve given some top tips here. I’m about to start a big de-clutter and this will come in handy.

  • Kristine Nicole Alessandra March 18, 2020 at 12:57 pm

    My closet is pretty much organized. There was even a time that I’d have all my shirts neatly folded and stacked according to color. But that was then. Haha. Now, as long as they are neatly folded, I am fine with that. I don’t think I can classify myself in any of the categories you mentioned above, but I guess I am a bit of that straightener style.

  • Ashley R March 18, 2020 at 4:39 pm

    I really need to go in and get rid of things. I dont need as many tank tops moving from Texas to Oregon.

  • Heather March 18, 2020 at 5:02 pm

    My closet is so small and practically empty. I want to just throw everything out and start over.

  • Catherine March 18, 2020 at 7:35 pm

    I’ve been meaning to create a wardrobe capsule for the spring season and since I’m in quarantine now is a great time to sort and organize. Thanks for sharing!

  • Marlynn | UrbanBlissLife March 20, 2020 at 5:04 am

    I definitely need to go through my wardrobe!

  • Elle Cole _ CleverlyChanging April 8, 2020 at 5:27 pm

    This is a time when I should start getting rid of all of the clothes I plan to never wear again. Thanks for the tips and insight.

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