A clutter-free, well-organised closet is not just a Pinterest-worthy dream; it’s a practical reality that you can adopt in your daily routine and bring a sense of calm to your living space.

Let us walk you through some steps to achieving and maintaining a perfectly organised closet that not only looks great but also functions efficiently by Closet and Beyond:

1. Begin by clearing out your closet entirely, and removing clothes, shoes, and accessories. This creates a fresh canvas and allows you to see the space clearly. Take the opportunity to clean surfaces, shelves, and the floor, either by dusting, wiping, or vacuuming.


2. Categorise your clothing, sorting them into groups like tops, bottoms, dresses, outerwear, shoes, and accessories. Within each category, further organise by casual, formal, and seasonal wear. This method helps you evaluate your inventory, spot duplicates, and streamline your collection. It also unveils forgotten pieces that might be worth reintegrating into your wardrobe.

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3. Adopt Mari Kondo’s approach, hold each item and determine if it sparks joy or still serves a purpose. Consider factors like condition, frequency of wear, and fit. If an item doesn’t meet these criteria, it’s time to part ways. You can also apply the “one-year rule” – if you haven’t worn it in the past year, it’s a sign to bid it farewell.


4. Allocate unwanted items into distinct piles for donation, selling, or recycling. Make environmentally conscious choices when disposing of your clothing. You can opt for local charities, shelters, or thrift stores for donations.  For recycling, seek out textile recycling programs or facilities in your vicinity that accept damaged or unwearable clothing.



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Article originally written and published by Unathi Balele for BONA.

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