Wednesday, June 14, 2006

Works For Me Wednesday-Rainbow Closet

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Ok, this tip may seem weird, but it really works for me. I used to organize my closet according to type of shirt: t-shirt, polo, short-sleeve button down, long sleeve button down, etc., etc. Then one day I was at my friend's, mom to K-squared, house and I saw her closet; she organizes it according to color. So, I tried it and it is so much more aesthetically pleasing. It's easier to put clothes away and it just looks a ton better. Try it, I bet you'll like it!

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21 comments:

itybtyfrog said...

Great idea! I have no organization in my closet at all. This would be great so I can find my clothes quicker...especially when I am having a "pink" day.

Bright One said...

Wow! I thought we were the only family that did that. We use the color system too....for a family of teenagers it's just imperative. It makes it so much easier for them to find things....I used to hang things in type .... dresses, pants, skirts, short sleeves etc too but the color system is definitely the way to go to find things if you've got lots of clothes!

Code Yellow Mom said...

My "little" sister does this and her closet is beautiful because of it.

This is a great idea...It requires doing the laundry so that you have something hang up, doesn't it? Shucks. It'll be a few days before I can implement it.:)

Yo Mama said...

I know you're not going to believe this but I once color coordinated my closet too (with the help of Alyssa). That was about a yr ago and now I'm back to normal with my usual chaos. It really did make it easier to find things and I may just try it again someday.

utmommy said...

That is hilarious, because I do the exactly same thing. I even do it with all the kids closets, and for DH. He thought it was weird at first, but now it makes it so much easier. I can just tell one of the kids to go put on a yellow shirt, then they know exactly where it is. Makes my life easier.

Kristen said...

I organize my closet by jeans, work pants, dress shirts, casual shirts, shorts, etc....I like the color idea!

Amy said...

This is how I organize- I think b/c the Salvation Army organizes that way and I thought it was much easier to find what I was looking for. Thanks for the great tip!

Thoroughly Mormon Millie said...

I love the color idea - it's pretty. Hubby and I share a closet, and my current system involves putting new clean clothes or the thing I wore last (still clean) next to the middle of the closet bar holder thingie, so that all the stuff I don't wear gets pushed to the other side. I didn't think of it on purpose, but now that I've been doing it for a while, it's nice for when I need to give stuff away to DI.

Stephanie said...

I love having my closet by color. Some days I am in a pink or yellow mood, and some days I am in a black day. It does make it a lot easier to find what you are looking for.

Thanks Gabriela!

K-squared's Mom said...

Makes even the messiest of closets seem "organized". This way, you know what colors you have too many of and what you have nothing of. Makes it easier when you shop. Of course, once in the store, I tend to buy the same colors..oh well.

Tess said...

makes me want to go organize my closet right----------> NOW!

Meg said...

great idea...I'm going right now to do it in my husband's closet- he is forever asking me "where are my blue shirts.....now he'll know! thanks.

Bethany said...

I color code my closet and I've loved it ever since. I thought it sounded nuts, but it's really easier to find things...especially if you looking to coordinate!

Now, I have my regular clothes color coordinated, but my maternity clothes in one section (I tried color coordinating....but most things there are only one color of. I don't have a huge amount of maternity clothes.)and I don't like it nearly as much. I can't wait to go back to a regular closet.

No Cool Story said...

BOFF, I see that Flickr is working for you now, congrats.

I love having my clothes by color!, they al look so pretty and colorful...sigh...I just wish there were more.

You always have such great tips :)

Sandra said...

That's a great idea, I am geting ready to reorganize my closet so this is going to come handy :)

Mine is up too.

Glass Half Full said...

I wish mine would STAY that way - HA! I am just getting to other's WFMW tips. Matthew has a friend over and while they are engrossed with a TV show, I am taking time to go through the list. THANKS FOR THE TIP!!

Joy said...

Ok! That is a really good idea! When DH wakes up, I'm going to do this!!
You are always full of great ideas!!

Kim C. said...

I like to do this with books as well. They are sorted into broad categories shelf by shelf, but each shelf is organized by color.
It looks so nice this way, and once I get to the right shelf I'll have no trouble finding the book I want.

janice said...

hmmm...good idea. my closet is not so organized to say the least! i might have to try that...

Gina said...

This really is a good idea... I have no rhymn or reason to my closet, but I will now!

txmommy said...

rainbow does look so nice. My sister has a very neat closet, like everthing else in her house. Mine is more, um, shall we say creatively organized!