Does it cause stress to open your closet in the morning and see an explosion of chaos? You know having an organized and colour-coordinated closet would make your life easier, but it seems like a long and difficult task. Is it worth it?
The answer is YES! And not as hard as you might think. You don’t have to be a Pinterest queen to achieve an orderly and beautiful closet. All you need is a couple of hours, these tips, and soon finding that perfect outfit will be a breeze.
Read on for how to color code your closet.
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Start With a Clean Out
Before you begin to organize your closet by color, take a few minutes to clean out the clothes you no longer want, need, or wear.
It is tempting to hold on to everything; just in case. However, if you have not worn it in at least a year, or is not the right size, then it’s time to let it go.
Don’t let it take up space so you overlook the fabulous stuff you can and do want to wear! Donate it and move on!
If you find yourself with more stuff than you can handle in your home, it may be time to look into a self-storage facility. Make sure to use these storage unit organization tips so this space mirrors your home space.
Completely Empty Your Closet
For this task to be successful, you need to start with an empty closet. Remove it all and place on the bed or rolling clothing racks if you have them. You can also spread out a comforter or blanket on the floor for more room.
As a side note, it would also be helpful to have done all your laundry done so you can work with everything at one time.
Sort by Color
Now is the fun part. Closet organization by color starts with making piles of the same color clothing.
For the clothing that is printed or multi-color, pick the predominant color and place it in that pile. Or if you prefer, you can have a separate section for all non-solid items.
Sort by Item
Depending on how detailed you want to get, you can go a step further and also separate by type of clothing. You can sort by pants, dresses, short-sleeved shirts, long-sleeved shirts, and sweaters.
This part is totally up to you. It will add a little time to the project but can be a time saving tool when getting dressed.
How to Color Code Your Closet: Choose Your Color Scheme
The final step is choosing your color scheme. One option is to from light to dark. Another popular choice is sorting by the colors of the rainbow.
ROYGBIV – This stands for red, orange, yellow, green, blue, indigo, and violet. This is a great way to separate the colors because it provides a contrast. You then put the white, ivory, gray, brown, and black items at one end.
The Fruits of Your Labor
Once you learn how to color code your closet, getting dressed will be a breeze. You will never lose an item and will know exactly how to put together that winning outfit.
For more tips on how to have a tasteful space at your place, check back in!