Creating Room When Organizing a Closet

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Whether it's throwing out old shirts, or buying a shoe rack, the first step to cleaning a closet is creating space, learn how in this free organizational video. View Video Transcript

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Katrina Cameron

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Hi! I’m Katrina Cameron and on behalf of Expert Village. I’m going to show you how you can overhaul your closet and make it an organized closet and make it an organized well oiled machine for getting dressed in the morning. So there’s a few things that you need to remember when you’re first starting an organizing project in your closet. You need to first purge and that means going through all of your clothing and figuring out what doesn’t work, what doesn’t fit, what don’t you like and things that you haven’t worn in a long time. Those things need to be either donated to a local charity or if they’re too worn out you need to put them in the trash. Secondly, you need to figure out what’s not working in my closet in regards to space efficiency and what do I need more space for and what can I use less space for now that I’ve purged some items. Thirdly, you need to get the right organizing materials and that means hangers, belt hangers, things for your jewelry and things for shoes such as shoeboxes or extra added shelving. After that, we go through and usually it’s done on a garment rack or it can be done on your closet rods, you need to color code things within their category. So shorts for instance, you categorize from light to dark, left to right and so on. Same things with shirts, same things with jackets and dresses. There are specialty items that might need to be preserved in storage bags, so if you need some of those ahead of time go ahead and get the storage bags. So we’re going to go on and I’m going to show you how to purge.