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How to Organize Your Closet and Get More Out of Your Wardrobe

No matter how much you spend or how organized you are, there will always be more closet space to fill. There’s no getting around it: You can never have enough clothes, shoes and accessories. A properly-organized wardrobe is a perfect way to make sure that you’re always prepared for whatever comes your way — from a night out at the bar to an interview at your dream job. Here are a few tips on how to get more out of your closet and keep things orderly:

The first step in organizing your wardrobe is to unpack it. Remove everything from your closet and separate according to what you want to actually wear, what you are keeping for sentimental reasons and what you want to donate.  The closet organization takes time and dedication, so trust us when we say starting small will go a long way toward helping you keep things tidy and get more wear out of your clothes than ever before. So instead of trying to figure out which skirt goes with which top, take a step back and identify the primary uses for each item in your wardrobe.

Define Your Wardrobe Use

Before you start putting things back in your closet, it’s helpful to first define what you want to use that clothing for. If you’re unsure where to start, try starting with the basics: Put all your shirts together, your denim together, etc. and remember to use them. If you don’t wear shirts very often, this will help you identify which ones you do and don’t wear. Once you’ve set a few categories, it’ll be easier to decide where to go from there.   

Keep It Simple

When it comes to your wardrobe, don’t get too hung up on the “complete a wardrobe” approach. Instead, focus on the most important items and the most frequent uses for those items. Once you’ve got that down, you’ll have a much easier time keeping your clothing organized and in good condition.

Don’t Make Color Coding a Requirement

One of the best organizational practices we have is color-coding our clothing. It can be a great way to quickly identify which clothing items are related if you’re ever in a bind and don’t know which garments to start with. But don’t overthink it. If you choose to color code your closet, simply use the same color scheme for all your clothing.

Layouts That Work for You

When it comes to organizing your wardrobe, there are several different strategies you can employ. If you have a lot of shirts and a few pants, you can simply group them by style. If you don’t wear many shirts, but have a lot of pairs of pants that go together, you can group them by color. And don’t be afraid to break the rules a bit. If you’re not following the traditional rule of thumb when it comes to color coding, that’s perfectly fine. Just keep in mind that your wardrobe is meant to be used, not displayed.


The average person has about one wardrobe closet and about ten wardrobes. Organize your closet and get more wear out of your clothes with these tips.  When unpacking your closet and making your piles, use this to decide what to keep and what to donate, “have I worn this in the past year?”  Sometimes that makes the decision easier.  After that, you can decide whether to color code the items or not.  Just pick what will work best for you.  Instead of color coding, you could bundle them in types of clothing.  Examples would be to put all your tank tops together, denim all together, sweatshirts together, etc.  We hope this helps!

Good Luck!