The new year seems to be a good time for a fresh start doesn’t it? It can be a great time to reorganize our homes and declutter our closets. I kept trying to organize my linen closet but it didn’t seem to stay clean, until I found these…
I finally found a system that seems to work well! I love all the cute little baskets I see in stores, but have a hard time spending tons of money on them (even if it does help keep my sanity:)). These soft plastic baskets were the perfect solution from the dollar store for only $4 each! After some trial and error, I realized a metal wire basket or labelled bin is key to keep your closets organized.
Are you feeling overwhelmed and stressed out by the mess in your home? Let’s get organized my friend!
Whether its organizing our home or our closet, we need to make a mess first. Sounds crazy doesn’t it? But its true. We need to dump everything out, then sort through the mess one piece at time. This is how we sort through what we want to keep, neatly putting it away, while eliminating what we don’t need anymore. Your heart can be similar. Do you ever wonder how to deal when it feels like life just exploded and just got really, really messy? How do you even begin to sort through the mess?
When we are faced with the overwhelming mess before us, we finally see the garbage we have been holding onto. This is where the change begins. As we begin to process through the mess, we realize what needs to go and what needs to be cleaned up. So be brave my dear friend, go deep, and refocus your life sweet friend!
Much like the perfect basket. I feel like the basket is a picture of the Lord reorganizing and carrying the pieces of our life… when we finally let go and ask for help. And He puts us back together better than ever! The wrong basket can hinder us and will only be a temporary fix. How do we find healing? Pray. Ask the Lord to help you move forward and trust Him to carry your “stuff”. He will restore the mess making it even better than it was before! We need to stay dependant on Him to keep our lives focused and intentional. Sometimes we need a friend or Godly counsel to help us sort through our mess and which can be super helpful too.
Ok, so I really did start this post to tell you how to organize your closet. Here is the easy step by step process to getting your actual closets reorganized.
How to reorganize your closet
Make a list of your rooms and closets you want to organize. Start one at a time. Do one a day, or one a week depending on your schedule. Cross off each one as you get it cleaned up. There is something so satisfying to crossing off your to-do list, isn’t there?:)
- Empty everything out of your closet. Yes, everything!
- Make a pile of keep, give away and throw away as you sort through each item.
- Place each item you choose to keep in their labelled basket on the shelf. Keep similar items together.
- Throw away the garbage
- Bring the items worth saving to a thrift store or a friend who could use it
How do you know what to keep and what to get rid of? Ask yourself; Have I used it within the year? If not, get rid of it. If you have a few pieces that you feel like your not quite ready to part with, that’s ok. Pick your top 3 items to keep letting go of the rest. Don’t feel bad about letting go as chances are you wont miss it. You can’t keep it all! Why not share with someone who can use it. We are called to share with others. What good is it doing just sitting in our closet?
I labeled each of my bins with a cute chalkboard sticker. Each bin is separated into fitted sheets, flat sheets, pillow cases, towels, etc. This system seems to be the easiest for me to keep organized and find everything. I knew what I needed to keep because after the full house we had over Christmas, whatever didn’t get used, didn’t need to stay (ok, almost everything… I am a little sentimental)
Check out a few of my favorite baskets to help you get organized
Double check your sizes to be sure it will fit on your shelves in your closet before ordering!:)
Now to reorganize my master bedroom closet. How do you feel after organizing your closet? Feels freeing doesn’t it? Do you have any tips or favorite storage solutions you like to use? Sign up below for more restoring updates!