When you walk in the bedroom of your new home, the empty closet will certainly bring a smile on your face. It is a clean canvas that you can organize as you wish. Still, if you have a problem in the past to keep your closet tidy, that can repeat in the future also. That’s why making a great plan for arranging your clothes can come really handy. Follow these tips and you will have no problem to organize your closet after relocation and keep it that way.
Of course, this is a bit time-consuming task that may need a few days to accomplish. Still, the satisfaction of having everything the way that is easily accessible will be so worth it.
Unpack the moving boxes with clothes first
When you’re unpacking your bedroom, tackle the moving boxes with your clothes first. Even before reassembling your bed. That way, you will have much more space to place all of your clothes. Also, it will take some time to organize your closet properly, so it’s best to start unpacking your wardrobe.
Place the clean sheets or blankets on the floor and start opening boxes. Fold and place the clothes that you are extracting from the boxes on the floor. That will give you more perspective on organizing your items. Also, it will be easier to spot any item that you no longer like.
Make several piles to keep everything more organized:
- The pile for the tops – shirts, blouses, sweatshirts
- Jackets, coats, vests pile
- Bottom pile – jeans, trousers, shorts, skirts, dresses
- Hanger pile – all the items that you should put on the hangers
- Winter clothes and gear
- Underwear pile
- Sock pile
Reevaluate your wardrobe
If you declutter your home before the relocation then you have avoided one of the biggest moving mistakes. Most of the things that people leave behind during the moving process are actually clothing items. Still, that doesn’t mean that you didn’t get rid of all the clothes that you don’t like anymore. When you start to unpack the moving boxes, you may find out that some of the clothes that you don’t like any more have found its way into your new home.
Maybe you were packing in a hurry and didn’t have the time to focus on every item that you no longer need. This is a great opportunity to reevaluate your clothes once again and decide what you want to keep in your closet.
Be firm when evaluating your clothes
Try to keep your emotions out of it. Be ruthless – any clothes with damages, stains or rippings have no place in your new closet. The same goes for clothes that you haven’t wear in a year or two and the one that doesn’t fit you anymore. You can even make some money by selling it to the second-hand shop. If you feel charitable, donate it to the Red Cross
The fewer clothes you have, you will better organize your closet. And let’s face it – you will probably buy something new. You won’t resist going shopping after moving to Beverly Hills so its time to say goodbye to your old clothes that you no longer need.
Separate seasonal clothes
After decluttering your clothes, now its time to separate them by seasons. This can save you a lot of space in the closet and make it easier to find an item that you’re looking for.
If you have a huge closet that can fit all of your items than decide where you will be placing clothes for each season. If it’s summer, that clothes should be easier to reach than your autumn clothes. Winter clothes should be in the back of the closet since you have no need for it at this time.
If your closet can’t fit all of your clothes, you will have to store your off-season clothes in the other place. Still, if you’re living in a small apartment in Beverly Hills, it may not be so easy to find storage space. If that’s the case, then think about renting a storage unit. It will keep them safe and it won’t clutter your home.
Of course, when you’re moving to the Los Angeles area, there won’t be a need for heavy winter clothes. Pleasant climate makes sure of that. Still, there’s no need to get rid of them for good. Maybe you will like to have a holiday in the ski center or to visit your hometown where the winters are harsh. Or you’ll be moving to the colder parts sometime in the future.
Organize your closet by making a storage plan
This is the part where your organization skills come to the scene. You need to visualize how you will organize your closet. Use your own logic when determining what type of clothes will go on which shelve. There’s no right or wrong way, just the one that’s most convenient for you.
Still, in order to organize your closet on the way that you want, make sure that clothes that you wish to place on certain shelve can fit it. You will know that after you measure the width, length, and depth of the closet, or each shelve, as well as storage space on top.
Compare that measurement to the piles of folded clothes. That way you will exactly know where you can place different types of clothes in your closet and should you make some adjustments.
It is time to place your clothes and organize your closet
This is the moment of truth that will show you how good is your plan. Carefully hang, roll or fold your clothing items in your closet. If you see that you may have a problem finding something that you use often, make changes on the spot.
After you place all the clothes in your closet, take a step back. See if items that need to be easily reachable really are accessible. If they don’t, replace them. It will be better to do that now, then later. If you have to make a mess in order to find your favorite shirt, then all of this is for nothing.
So don’t give up until you organize your closet in the way that suits your needs.