Organizing clothes on shelves may not seem like your idea of a fun weekend project, but doing so will save you time and frustration, especially when you are dressing on early mornings. These simple suggestions will allow you to organize your clothes in a way that is best for you. While not all of these suggestions will suit your tastes or your space limitations, some are sure to strike your fancy.
Before beginning the organization process, sort through your clothes to ensure that you actually wear everything that you have. Clothing items that are outdated, stained, or ripped should be donated (if they are in good condition), used as scraps for rags, or discarded. There is no sense in allowing clothes that you never wear to occupy space on your shelves.
Separate your clothes in a way that best suits your needs. You may want to organize them by color, by size, by texture, or by purpose. For example, you could make a pile for jeans, one for slacks, one for T-shirts, one for sweaters, one for tank tops, and one for blouses. You could make piles for work clothes, for dress clothes, and for casual clothes. Regardless of your separation, ensure that it's one with which you can be happy.
Fold your clothes onto the shelves, placing the items that you wear most frequently near the tops of the piles. You could employ storage assistants like sweater boxes -- windowed boxes that allow you to find your sweaters quickly -- rolling floor bins, and dividers. Shelf dividers are great for keeping piles of clothes separated from one another, and for assisting in keeping the squared shape of folded clothing.
Consider using baskets and small bins on your shelves for small items like socks, belts, and underwear. The containers keep these items from littering your closet and messing up your newly organized shelves.