It’s a new year, and with that, a good time to assess your closet organization – or, potentially, lack thereof. Homes have many types of closets for multiple uses, but, the closet that likely gets the most attention is your primary bedroom closet. Whether it’s a shared space, or not, its functionality and organization should be a top priority – and while the steps involved to get it to its ideal functionality do take some time, the mantra of “short term pain, long term gain” should be repeated ad nauseum. Implementing these tips from our design experts at The Tailored Closet can help you set the stage for a beautifully organized primary closet that will keep your space in tip top shape all year round.

Tip # 1: Start from a Blank Slate

Go through and pull literally everything out of your closet. Yes, everything! Starting from scratch will help you get a better handle on organizing your clothes, accessories, shoes, belts, ties, etc. Also, it’s a way to purge the items you haven’t worn for at least a year – when you sort your items, create a donation pile and plan to put those least-worn items in it. Clearing out your closet benefits not only you but also others.

Tip # 2: Create Specific Organization Areas

Is your current closet organization a hodge podge of hanging clothes, with shirts, pants, dresses, and other items just thrown up at random? Creating a specific system of organization (and sticking to it!) will help with everyday prep – think about how much faster your process would be without having to go through and search for what you’d like to wear? Some of our clients organize by clothing item while others do so by color. Whichever method you prefer, creating specific organization helps streamline your life and daily processes.

Tip # 3: Customize Spaces for Ultimate Functionality

With The Tailored Closet, closet designs are customized to fit the needs and wants of our clients. We offer drawers that can be tailored to include jewelry trays, valet rods for easy clothes hanging and steaming, hidden ironing boards to save space, tilt out hampers to store clothes before they head to the laundry – all these options give your closet the specific, custom spaces that allow for a better organized and less hectic situation.

Tip # 4: Commit to the Plan

Experts say that any new habit takes 3 weeks of commitment to stick. The same can be said of any resolution, regardless of the time of year. So, while we’re in the new year and doing our best to stick to resolutions, good advice might be to at the very minimum attempt 3 weeks to keep your closet organization in working order. A few minutes at the beginning and end of the day to store items away, hang clothes in the system you prefer, straighten your jewelry – all these small steps will eventually become habits that you’ll be glad you committed to in the beginning of the year!

Are you ready to get your closet into its best shape? It doesn’t require a trip to the gym, just a consultation and then installation of a better solution from The Tailored Closet team. Contact us today at or 703.707.0009. 

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