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Streamline Your Morning Routine by Color-Coding Your Closet

July 6, 2023 at 6:59 PM PST

There are many benefits to color-coding your closet. In addition to being visually appealing, it’s also a practical way to organize your wardrobe. You won’t have to spend extra time in the morning sorting through your clothing trying to find something to wear. Being able to see your clothing neatly organized in color-coded order makes getting dressed a bit easier. You’ll be able to quickly and easily find the pieces you’re looking for, create cohesive looks and streamline your morning routine.

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Here are some tips for effectively color-coding your closet:

Sort by Color

It may seem obvious, but the first step is to sort all of your clothing by color. Arrange your pieces in an order that makes sense to you. You can start with white, beige, and gray and then progress to lighter colors, making your way into darker shades. This will create an aesthetically pleasing gradient and make it easy to locate clothing from specific color palettes.

Use Color Subcategories

Within color categories, you can further organize your pieces by subcategories. Subcategories can include tops, bottoms, dresses, sweaters, and outerwear. Having an additional level of organization can help you quickly locate pieces in a specific color range.

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Add Uniform Hangers

Maintain a clean and organized aesthetic by using uniform hangers. This is great for having consistent spacing and preventing clothing from slipping off the hanger. Slim velvet hangers are a great choice.

Color-Code Your Accessories

Include your accessories like bags, scarves, belts, and sunglasses in your color coding system by organizing them in bins or drawers by color. This makes it easy to add the finishing touches to your outfits.

color-coded closet
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Regular Maintenance

After color-coding your closet, you’ll want to maintain it to keep the system functioning. After doing laundry, take a few moments to return items to their respective color sections. This ensures that your color coding remains neat and consistent. It also helps to identify missing items or gaps in your closet.


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