Closet Cleaning: Organisation is key (Final)

To ease the pain of my upcoming exams, my parents suprised me with a trip to a local furniture store. Guess what I came home with: a brand new closet! I have three times the space I had before and am now finally able to keep my jackets, coats, scarfs and bags in the same closet as my clothes. I am in heaven. Getting dressed is so much more fun now that I have a clean, working and practical closet!

In this last episode of my Closet Cleaning series I wanted to shed a light on how I try to keep everyting nice and organised. Here are my tips!

♥ Use thin hangers. I used to use these really big hangers to store my dresses and jackets and I had to fold many of them up because there was just no more space on the bar! Then I discovered thin hangers. Now  I can hang all my dresses in one part of the closet AND there even was enough space left to hang my skirts!
♥ Fold it. I know, I know. My closet often is a mess too, I’ll be honest. But I enjoy getting dressed 5x as much when everything is folded, hung and kept in it’s place. I now exactly where I can find what top, what jeans or what dress. Talking about dresses: Mine are organised by colour! It’s not only visually pleasant it also helps me pick my daily outfits. Feel like wearing blue? no, red maybe? no, black then? … 

♥ Plan your outfits online. One more shout-out for the awesome invention Cynthia and her team made: Go Chic or Go Home. I used to plan my outfits by trying them on. I’m sure you can imagine what a mess my closet was after an hour of outfit planning! There were clothes everywhere and I never really felt like folding everything back up. Go Chic has made outfit planning a lot easier for me. Not only can you digitalize your wardrobe, you can create outfits online too! It’s very easy to do, and I very much recommend you try it.

Thank you so much for reading!
I hope you enjoyed the series.
Much move,
Nikki

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  1. 30 May 2012 / 17:50

    Nikki – congrats on the new closet! I desperately need help with my organization and wish I could fly you here from Belgium. 🙂

  2. 30 May 2012 / 17:54

    thank you thank you thank you.
    you would not believe how helpful this was to me!

    closets can be such a pain my rear 🙂
    xoxo,
    tiana of l'esthetique

  3. 30 May 2012 / 18:31

    Your closet is kind of like art. Thanks for the tips. An organized closet makes the mornings so much more enjoyable.

  4. 30 May 2012 / 18:35

    Hey!Thanks for your comment, I'll follow you now on gfc and bloglovin cause I love your blog! Maybe you follow me back on both?????????
    Great closet by the way. I wish I had one like yours cause mine it's so s mall…
    xoxo

  5. 30 May 2012 / 18:43

    Yay, organization!

  6. 30 May 2012 / 19:05

    These are some great tips for organization! I know I need to take note of them. My closet is in major need of some help. Guess I know what I will be doing this weekend.

    Sunny Days and Starry Nights

  7. 30 May 2012 / 19:28

    Ik kan ook veel beter outfits samen stellen als mijn kleerkast er overzichtelijk uitziet, daarom ga ik na mijn examens ook eens 'grote kuis' houden, het is echt dringend eens nodig! 😉

  8. 30 May 2012 / 19:46

    What a beautiful closet space now. I'll admit I'm rather jealous! Organization always make dressing up more enjoyable because you can see everything more clearly and things don't get lost, wrinkled up and forgotten about as quickly.
    🙂

  9. 30 May 2012 / 20:21

    I need to redo my closet! And, that website is genius! Definitely doing it!

    xo everything-pretty.com

  10. 31 May 2012 / 00:00

    Is that your new closet? That is a really nice surprise! I'm going over to the website right now to see if I can get help lol!

  11. 31 May 2012 / 03:13

    I never thought about the impact of hanger size. Thanks.

  12. 31 May 2012 / 03:16

    Great post Nikki! I am a tad bit obsessed with closet organization so I am totally loving this new closet set-up of yours haha. I'm one of those who tries on about 10 outfits to find the perfect one, & ends up with a complete mess to constantly tidy up. I currently organize my clothes by style & for tops/dresses by sleeve length. Now that Summer is coming though, I might test out organizing it by colour as you do (I know, I totally sound like a huge nerd haha). Good luck with your exams 🙂

    <3 Shawna
    Serpentine Streets

  13. 31 May 2012 / 11:26

    Oh love your new wardrobe!

    I find the same thing, My closet looks neat and tidy and then I'll try outfits on and create a big mess everywhere! 🙁 I need to have easier access to everything so I can put it back quickly when I don't want to wear it.

    AwayFromTheBlue.blogspot.com.au

  14. 31 May 2012 / 12:30

    I can even sleep in there, it's a HUGE wardrobe! Nice purchase dear 🙂

  15. 31 May 2012 / 14:47

    Awesome! I love all tidy stuff 🙂 xx

  16. 31 May 2012 / 15:52

    great tips, I seriously need a bigger closet lol…but really I just need to clean the thing out.

    xo erica

  17. 31 May 2012 / 17:59

    Love the idea of planning outfits online, gotta try that!

    <3 Cambria
    jupefashion.blogspot.com

    Enter my HANDBAG GIVEAWAY!!!

  18. 31 May 2012 / 19:16

    Love all your ideas and congrats on your new closet! Still have to try the online thing!

    xo Mary Jo

  19. 31 May 2012 / 20:06

    I love this! I'm big on always trying to keep my closet organized and it's definitely a hard thing to do! I am most definitely going to go out and buy some thin hangers though, mine are so darn thick and take up way more space than they should.

    – Katelyn

  20. 31 May 2012 / 21:48

    Luckyyyy! I want a new closet! A little bit of organization wouldnt hurt me any either…you would die if you saw my closet right now. Serious.

  21. 1 June 2012 / 03:18

    I love how perfect you made everything look! It's amazing how organization just takes patience and a knack for getting things done.

    xo

  22. 1 June 2012 / 06:21

    wow i love to organize, thanks for the tips!

    i would love for you to come check out my blog as well I just posted a new outfit post!

    Figure of Chic

  23. 1 June 2012 / 07:21

    love a well organized closet. good job <3

  24. 1 June 2012 / 10:28

    Oh wow, I'm jealous!!! This looks asome! and you remind me, that I planned to clean up my closet already some weeks ago, I really need to do this now… I popped over to Go chic or go home but didn't quite understand the website… you post photos of outfits there and what else can you do?

    And congrats to your 3rd anniversery with your love!

    xxx Anita

  25. 1 June 2012 / 10:29

    Oh wow, I'm jealous!!! This looks asome! and you remind me, that I planned to clean up my closet already some weeks ago, I really need to do this now… I popped over to Go chic or go home but didn't quite understand the website… you post photos of outfits there and what else can you do?

    And congrats to your 3rd anniversery with your love!

    xxx Anita

  26. 2 June 2012 / 09:13

    Lucky you! Mijn kleerkast is trouwens ook op kleerkast gesorteerd, ziet er leuk uit vind ik!

  27. 3 June 2012 / 06:56

    hey, Nikki! thank you so much for the comment!
    your new closet looks so classy and stylish and actually remembers me I should REALLY clean out my own and remove items I don't wear anymore, give them for charity maybe..
    btw, would you maybe like to follow each other's blogs to stay in touch? 🙂

    Maiken,
    Maikeni blogi – part of me

  28. 8 June 2012 / 05:59

    Great ideas! I really need to organize my closet and get rid of some things. Thinner hangers would definitely help me store more in there too.

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