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I recently received an email asking me for tips for organizing and decluttering a wardrobe. I put together some of my favorite infographics in response to this inquiry and figured I might as well go ahead post it here. Everyone has a different style and closet size, so modify for your personality and space.Β 

Step 1: Have the right supplies and system.
This is one of my favorite guidelines for wardrobe systems. It details what to hang versus fold, what kind of hangers to use for different types of clothing, and storage tips:

Wardrobe System


Step 2: Sort into keep, donate, sell.
This is often the hardest part of wardrobe decluttering. The decision tree below by Katie is a great help during this process. Ask yourself these simple questions when sorting through your wardrobe. Remember, anything you donate or sell is bringing happiness to someone else πŸ™‚Β 


Step 3:Β Have a little fun!
Hopefully during step two you’ve gone through the clothes you already own and figured out what to keep, donate, sell, or discard. Now it’s time for the fun part! Check out the list below of 50 wardrobe staples. If you already have these items, great.. if not (and it’s in your budget), do a little shopping!Β 


Do you have any tips or tricks you’ve developed when it comes to your closet?
Share them in the comments below!


Jiliane Patriarca

Jiliane is the founder of The Organization Organization, a San Francisco-Bay Area based professional organizing company. After years of working in a variety of industries (food service, health care, financial planning, and communication), she realized that she had gravitated towards the same thing at every single job… organizing! Now she uses her super-powers to help people feel less stressed and cluttered, by transforming their space. It’s her mission to help people become more efficient and productive, so that they can have more time to do the things that make them happy.