Okay so my closet is not the prettiest thing to look at, but who’s is?? (Besides those dream closets we think of…. one day, one day).  Either way, I wanted to show you guys what my current closet organization strategy is.  It’s simple.  Categories, bins, and constant upkeep.

I separate different areas of my closet into different categories.  For example, on my ”jean rack”  I have different categories for each shelf.  Near the top, you’ll find jeans that I wear regularly, then towards the bottom you’ll find more ”crazy” pants.  Checkered denim, cargo pants, flare jeans, etc.  I’m not neurotic about keeping it perfectly separate, it’s kind of just a casual order.  I have to re-do the organization every couple months.  Also, I feel like this one’s a no-brainer, but separating your closet into a jacket section, dress section, tops, pants, etc.  I somewhat color coordinate my dress and top sections.

BINS.  Thanks to one of you guys, I found out that IKEA actually sells clips for the lids to stay on the bins!  This actually sounds more annoying to me than the lids sliding off haha.  I use my bins regularly so I can’t keep clipping and unclipping… but it would work for a bin that you don’t necessarily use that often.  As you can see in the photos, I put my workout bras, panties, sweaters, hats, bikinis, crop tops, and tights into different bins on the top shelf of my closet.  I find this is the best way to store small items that don’t fold easily/nicely.

Constant upkeep is key to making your closet feel like a nice display of your things, instead of an overcrowded mess.  I give away clothes regularly (but this is also because I keep adding a lot of new clothes to my closet… someone who doesn’t add that often probably shouldn’t clean out so often).  I also try not to ignore the things I see that seem annoying to deal with. A lonely sock on the floor, a bag filled with random items, you get the point.  Keeping my closet neat and clean is no easy task, but it feels so much better when it’s tidy!

Do you guys have any must-do advice for organizing your closet? If so, do tell.

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