6. Reorganize seasonally
Each season, move pieces you won’t wear anytime soon to harder to reach areas and keep the current season’s clothes together in the front. Trust us, this will make your closet much easier to navigate and will save time when getting dressed each day.
7. Build outfits ahead of time
Take an hour every month or so to build outfits. This activity can help you realize just how much versatility you have even with the limited number of items your small closet can hold. Carve out an hour and think about the weather, the events you have coming up, and what you might like to wear. Then, brainstorm outfits around some of your most beloved pieces.
8. Take pictures of yourself in your clothes
When you’re putting together outfits, you can take pictures of yourself wearing them. These photos can serve as a reminder of the outfits you built so you are less tempted to bring something new into your small closet space. Keep the photos nearby to make getting dressed easy and efficient, even on those mornings when you are pressed for time.
9. Remove duplicates to create more space
Once you have grouped like items together, you want to make sure you don’t have too many duplicates. When I took the time to organize my clothes by garment type and color, I realized I had quite a few duplicates. As a person that doesn’t wear white button-downs, I’m unsure how I ended up with 10! I also realized I had four pairs of Birkenstocks. This was an excellent reminder that I need to be more discerning when I pick up something new.
10. Keep a shopping list (or wishlist)
Maintaining your organization system is easier when you aren’t bringing in unnecessary items. Keep a running list of pieces you’d like to invest in (a note on your phone works well for this so it’s always with you when you’re shopping). By committing to only bringing in items you need, you’ll keep your small closet organized and filled with high-quality pieces you’ll love for years to come.
One item you will always want to have in your closet (or dresser) is a set or two of Printfresh pajamas. No matter how small your space is, our pajamas will fit perfectly. When choosing the right print and style, consider what you like to sleep in and your favorite color palette. I am loving the rich purples in our Papaya Paradise and Eat Your Asparagus.
What are your small closet must-haves? Tell us about them in the comments.