so, if you're like most girls, you probably have a TON of clothes, and not a lot of closet, right?
here's some tips for organizing your closet--the basics, and my version of it
 
~ the first step to getting an organized closet is prioritizing. figure out what clothes you absolutely can't live with out and set them in a pile.
 
these would include the basics to creating an outfit, like camis/tanks, cardigans, and any tops/bottoms that you wear frequently.
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~ next, go through all your clothes and any ones that you haven't worn in awhile should go in a pile to be sent to goodwill, or sold in a yard sale. 
 
also, in some places, there's a thrift store that will take "fashionable" clothes and give you money for them, or you could swap clothes with your friends.
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~ I'm pretty sure that most of us have at least a few what i call "tourist tees", or the crew-neck t-shirts that you got from school or a trip to new york. (these are great for lazy day outfits and house/yard work, btw) take them and put them in another pile
 
if you can't tell, i work in a pile system. whatever separation technique works for you, use it.
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~ take all undergarments/socks, etc. (if they aren't already in a separate place), and yes, pile them(;
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so, now that you've cleaned out your closet, you can start re-organizing it.
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~ start with all the clothes that need to be hung. this includes blouses, cardigans, jeans, and other bottoms.
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~ hang the cardigans either toward the front or back of your closet, all together, and organized either by color or style
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~ for hanging the tops and blouses, i prefer color coding, but you could also organize by material, or season for wearing.
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~ do the same for the other hanging items. group them by the same type and then some other way of organization
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~now with the other items of clothing that haven't been hung up... if you have a dresser, or shelf system in your closet, this would be the best option for you (i think)
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~if you can't hang up everything in your closet, take out some items that won't get wrinkled if they are folded, and put them on a shelf or in a drawer or basket.
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~another space saving tip, in summer you don't use heavy jackets a whole lot, so you can put them in a rubbermaid tub or something and store them somewhere else.
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~if you don't have a dresser or shelves, you can buy a hanging clothes organizer that creates fabric shelves. you can put your clothes in here and also easily see what you have at a glance.
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&&that's it (: I know it was pretty long, but i found it super helpful, and i hope you do too!

love always,

sarah // @summerlove-sarah

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