Ready for another 10 Minute Tidy Tuesday challenge? How about getting your closet a bit more organized? I prefer to hang items up rather than fold them and put them away in a drawer. That said, I have lots of hangers and lots of clothes on hangers. Years ago I started organizing my clothes according to color and, I must say, it is a HUGE timesaver. I can easily put together outfits and I never have to look and look and look for a particular item of clothing. If I know the color, I know how to find it.
I recently switched out my summer wardrobe for my winter wardrobe. If you don’t do that, I would highly recommend it. I gave several reasons for doing this seasonal switcheroo here. I’m not going to lie…that wardrobe switch takes longer than 10 minutes. BUT, organizing by color does not. Seriously, go try it right now. Set a timer first!
Of course you can arrange your colors however you want, but I will share how I do it: From left to right I organize my clothes in Browns, Blacks, Greens, Aqua and Teals, Blues, Purples, Reds, Oranges, Yellows, Grays, and lastly Whites. Patterned clothes just go in the color area of the most dominant color in the pattern. You might notice that I have some short sleeve tops in my closet even though this is my winter wardrobe. I like to keep a few around to layer under sweaters, ect.
Before I let you loose on color coding your closet, I’m assuming one thing…that you already have your closet organized with like items hanging together. For example, blouses and tops in one area, skirts in another, dresses in another and jackets/sweatshirts in another. I personally fold pants and sweaters and place them on shelves. If you haven’t organized like items together yet, there is no time like the present. Just turn that timer off until you are done.
I don’t recommend emptying everything out of your closet. You will definitely spend more than 10 minutes if you do it that way. I would suggest deciding your color organizing order and start on one side of the rod, pulling clothes out and placing them in the correct area until everything is in its proper place. It’s actually fun. If you have a huge closet (lucky you!) and lots of clothes, just focus on one area (tops, skirts, etc.) per 10 minute session.
Once your closet is done, go organize your husband’s closet, or your child’s or your coat closet. You will love the rainbow you see each time you open a closet door. Color coding your closet…10 minutes well spent!