So, I’m naturally a very organized person. My basic philosophy on organization is that everything has its place, and if I keep that in mind always, nothing is ever overly cluttered or messy.
If you ever checked out my closet, everything is hung and grouped as expected: pants, dress and sport shirts, jackets (each of which is further organized according to color, of course). Sweaters have their own drawer, as do T-shirts, panties, socks, and ties, all neatly folded or balled up (the socks, at least).
Why am I like that naturally? Well, probably because I had an organized mommy growing up. Everything in our house was always in its place, and still is to this day. Interestingly enough, I hardly did my fair share of household cleaning as a kid, and you’d think that would lead to me being a spoiled, cluttered, disheveled punk who doesn’t know how to pick up after himself, but somehow, it’s the exact opposite.
Why do I continue to be like that? One, because it’s a habit. But also because it just makes life easier. I know where everything is, always. On top of that, I paid a lot of money (over time, of course) for the clothing I have, so I want to take care of it the best I can. And that means hanging and folding them properly, making sure the shoe trees are in, that suit jackets are on wide hangers, etc.
How do you organize your clothing?
I’ve gotten several requests for articles on how to better organize clothing. Some people have an overwhelming amount of denim, or ties, or something else, and they don’t know how to best keep it in order.
If you were to ask me, I’d say get rid of all the excess because you KNOW you’re not using all of it. But, let’s assume you’re totally in love with each and every item, and you would die a thousand deaths if you were to get rid of anything.
So I turn the tables on you, the awesome EG community. I know I’m not alone; I’m sure there are peeps more OCD than I am out there. Let’s hear what your organization strategy is. How do you stay neat? How do you keep track of everything you own? What’s the best way to keep everything orderly?
Looking forward to hearing your tactics in the comments below.
Our denim trousers are next, so stay tuned. The fit is simply perfect… if you’re into a well-fitting, dressy pair of denim, that is.