In the past, I have always attempted to organize my pants in one of two ways: fold them or hang the traditional way on pant hangers. The problem that I had with stacking folded pants was that it was extremely difficult to locate a particular pair of pants. Ultimately, I always wanted the pair on the bottom. By the time I obtained the pair I wanted, everything else looked a bit unruly. The problem that I had with hanging pants the traditional way was that they were so long they covered my shoes (more about this later). I was recently shopping in Plato's Closet when I noticed the unique way that their pants were hanging. Every single pair of pants was neatly organized in a way that made them visible and easy to access. Of course, I took a closer look and decided to try it at home. The following three steps demonstrate this innovative way of hanging pants that greatly improved the appearance of my closet.
1. Lay pants out on a flat surface and hang diagonally.
3. Fold the other leg up to join the first leg.
Hang them in your closet and enjoy being able to find the pants you want within seconds!
Next is a relatively obvious organization tip, but it made such a difference in my closet that I had to share. It involves one of my absolute favorite items in the entire world: shoes! I picked up a bunch (I won't confess how many J) of these plastic shoe bins from the Dollar Store. My closet immediately looked a million times more organized, and I loved that I could see my shoes through the clear plastic. I stacked the bins on the floor of my closet and on the top shelf. The only downside is that extremely high heels and boots obviously won't fit, but I simply line those up around and on top of the bins. This is such a great way to keep your beloved shoes organized, visible, and dust free! This is really a must-do for any shoe lover.
I am constantly searching for new ways to keep my extremely small closet orderly and accessible. These are three of my favorite methods, but I have many more that I will be sharing in the future!
May you all have tidy closets. J