I was recently approached by a company to provide one of my favorite tips for organizing a closet, so here ya go:
I cannot stress enough, the most important guideline I use in closet organizing is to group like things together (not to mention first eliminating what you don’t wear): Shirts with shirts, pants with pants, etc. I even take it a step further and group within a group. For example within shirts, I group short sleeves, long sleeves, tanks — and also group by color. By using this tip, there’s just no question about where to find those items when you want them. I realize this may be easier said than done, which is why for many, hiring a Professional Organizer is the only answer to an organized, functional closet!
I am two-thirds of the way through earning my “credential” as a Certified Professional Organizer in Chronic Disorganization (CPO-CD®) program. I am incredibly proud of this educational journey I have embarked upon! This 20-month program requires an investment of me as a professional organizer of over $3000, and 200+ hours of coursework, lots of reading, writing, and analyzing books related to Chronically Disorganized (CD) clients, as well as service in my industry. I think education matters in my desire to work with CD clients. This program is not required or necessary as a professional organizer, but for me, it’s testament of my commitment to provide specialized help, especially to my CD clients. Though I have 6 months more to go, I am (already) much more qualified and equipped than my competition, and I’m in a position to be of greater service to my client’s needs.
When I get feedback like this from my clients, it makes me feel so wonderful! This is why I love what I do so much…All my clients are worth it!
‘Thanks’ sounds so little for all you have done for me. All your hard work you do seems effortless to you, but to me is like mountains.
My words, can never convey the respect and adoration that I feel for your ability and capabilities and your willingness to help me, and so cheerfully too!