As #laundrynerds, Rinse loves all things clothes – including learning how to perfectly organize and store them in your closet. That’s why we went to Brian Yetwin from Get Organized LA, one of LA’s best celebrity organization experts, to get the scoop on how to organize your closet the A-List way.
Hi Everyone - I'm excited to work with Rinse to help you get ready for Spring Cleaning!
First things first – congratulations on deciding to organize your closet. I know it can be daunting but I like to break down a closet revamp into five simple steps to make things easy. The result is an organized closet that’s a breeze to maintain.
- Empty the Closet: Tighten your laces because I’m about to knock your perfectly laundered socks off. The average person only wears 20% of their clothes 80% of the time. To reach organizational bliss, we have to start by getting an inventory of your clothes by emptying your closet and piling into categories. Pile like with like – one of the goals is to see just how many pairs of skinny jeans you need.
- Purge: Clothes, shoes, bags, and accessory storage is in high demand, so if an item hasn’t been worn or used in the last year, if it’s out of style, or if it doesn’t fit, it’s time to donate or recycle.
- Organize: Hang or fold everything by type, color, and season. Do you spend most days in T-shirts? Lucky you! You get to put your T’s front and center. Items you don’t wear as much, but still need or love, should go on higher shelves. I’m looking at you chunky sweaters.
- Maintain: Now here’s a maintenance no-brainer: Set out your Rinse bags for laundry, dry cleaning, and donations. If you have hanging space galore, have Rinse send it back to you on hangers. More shelves in your closet? Rinse can fold your shirts, sweatshirts, or denim for your own fancy jean bar.
Remember this while organizing your closet - clutter comes with a price. The more stuff we have the more our stuff demands of us. It’s time to focus on what will be gained by shedding clutter. Now go reclaim your closet!
Pro Tip - Ladies
A lot of my gal clients have had a lot of success pulling a friend into the mix for a closet runway show for two. Nothing helps you make fashion decisions faster than a bff without a filter.
Pro Tip – Fellas
Now that you’ve curated your polos and short sleeve collared shirts, let’s make you feel as good as your closet looks. To avoid shoulder spikes from hangers, let Rinse fold your polos. You can get that retail store look in your closet and folding them is perfect for jet-setting – they pack well and the plastic keeps the shirts wrinkle free!
Pro Tip – Kiddos
Kids clothes are small, no eureka moment there. That means there’s space underneath the hang rods for additional shelves or drawers. Unlike adult clothes, you want to keep kids’ clothes low and easy to retrieve. In my business, I’ve found kids are teachable and want to stay organized because less physical clutter means less mental clutter, and that’s a win for growing brains.