DO: Use velour hangers, they are slim, cheap and colorful so you can organize your closet by hanger function. For example: use pink for hot weather items, beige for evening wear, and black for business.
DO: Have a full length mirror very close by with ample light.
DO: Put a wastebasket in your closet for clothing tags, pins and dry cleaning refuse.
DO: Put a pair of scissors in your closet for snipping tags or errant threads.
DO: Have double stick tape and a lint brush in your closet.
DO: Put a hook in your closet for gently worn clothes or a cozy bathrobe.
DO: Build essentials to create foundation wardrobe.
DO: Assess whether you would buy that item again today.
DO: Subscribe to one item in, one item out when purchasing new items by taking an item out of your closet when you purchase one of a similar category.
DO: Wear your newly purchased items as soon as the opportunity allows. Don’t save new, beautiful pieces for a better day. Today is the best day.
DO: Know where to donate your discarded items so you feel purposeful while editing.
DO: Find a great tailor. The cheapest clothes get elevated when the fit well.
DO: Place new items in a spot with their tags on so that if you find you haven’t worn them within a week or so you can return them within the store’s return policy. Tape the store receipt to the hanger.
DO: Built a capsule travel wardrobe and store it in your closet for efficient packing.
DON’T: Expect your closet to look like a boutique unless you have the energy to keep it up that way. It’s is a working space and need not be photo ready unless that’s your pleasure.
DON’T: Place any thing you try on and take off without wearing back onto the shelf or rod until you can evaluate why those pieces aren’t working for you.
DON’T: Forget to turn around and check the back of your outfit. Rear zippers, buttons and slips sometimes get forgotten.
DON’T: Forget appropriate undergarments when trying on clothing.
DON’T: Hold onto anything that is damaged or stained.