Organize the remaining clothes by putting like with like. Long and short sleeve shirts, long pants, capris, dresses, skirts and jackets are some of the categories you can sort by. Once they are in a specific category you can organize clothing from white to black to make coordinating outfits easier.
If you want to double check that you have saved only those items you truly wear take the hanger test to see if you were right. Once you are finished organizing the closet, go back and hang all the hangers the opposite way you normally do. In other words the hangers should be facing backwards. As you wear an item, put it back in the closet hanging the hanger correctly. In six months go back and see which hangers are still facing the wrong way and ask yourself, “Why haven’t I worn this item?” If you’re like most people you wear 20% of your clothing 80% of the time and this hanger test will help you see this.
Purses often take up a lot of space that could be used for items we use on a regular basis. Do you really go back and use purses again or are you just in the habit of keeping them? Same with shoes, do you actually wear them or just like the idea of having lots of them? These excess items take up lots of valuable space and create a place for dust to collect.
Taking time to organize your closet will help you get ready for your day faster. You’ll save money by knowing what you own and you’ll set a good example for others in the household to follow.