You use your closet every day, sometimes multiple times a day, so it should be a retreat that is well organized. You can personalize it by adding character to the space, treating it as if it were a room!
To help you get started, we’ve brought in an organizing expert. Amanda LeBlanc, professional organizer and national spokesperson for Organized Living, shares six easy ways that you can transform your closet into your very own boutique.
1. Use matching hangers. This is one of the easiest ways to give your closet an instant transformation. LeBlanc recommends wooden hangers for her clients because they prevent unsightly creases in a wardrobe.
2. Color code clothes. Always arrange clothes and shoes by like colors. LeBlanc says organizing by colors not only make it easy for you to find matching outfits quicker, but also minimizes clutter and adds an elegant touch.
3. Designate a jewelry nook. Corral all of your jewelry in one place and display it out in the open. Not only will the colors make it look like art, but it will also be easier for you to hang everything back up when you are finished.
4. Display shoes. Our prized possessions and possibly the prettiest things we wear should be displayed, not hidden, in a closet. Show your proud collection off by arranging them on shelves heel to toe. LeBlanc uses this method for all of her clients because it takes up less space.
5. Containerize. Bring in beautiful bins and baskets to liven up your space. Use wicker, cloth, or containers with patterns, depending on your style. They’re perfect for storing accessories and clothing like belts, scarves, tanks and tees, handbags, and travel accessories.
6. Design based on your needs: When it comes to organizing, it’s not just about how you store your belongings in a space. Think about how you will use the space and what will motivate you to maintain it. LeBlanc suggests adding a bench in a walk-in closet so you have a space to sit while putting on shoes and accessories. Having everything in one spot will help you streamline your morning routine.
See how one Toll Brothers homeowner organized her closet with exotic designs from India on the “Special Occasion Closet” episode of Toll Lifestyle TV.
For more closet organization tips, please visit Toll Brothers’ Organization board on Pinterest.
Toll Brothers’ partner Organized Living contributed to this story.