1. The Color Approach
When organizing your closet by color use ROYGBIV or Roy G. Biv, an acronym for the sequence of hues which make up a rainbow: red, orange, yellow, green, blue, indigo and violet. White, beige and light neutrals go before the red while grey and black go after violet. Solids go before stripes, and stripes go before prints.
2. The Classification Approach
Putting like things together just makes sense. Dresses with dresses, jeans with jeans, tank tops with tank tops and so on and so forth. For the cleanest look organize tops and dresses not only by color, but by sleeve. Long sleeve first, followed by short sleeve, cap sleeve and sleeveless.
3. The Outfit Approach
Children's closets are best for this approach. Not only will it save a ton of time, it will save fussing and fighting. Planning ahead during the school week and placing outfits in a hanging divider works like a charm, however I recommend dividing the rest of the closet by outfit/occasion. For example you can divide the closet into playtime clothes, church clothes, comfy clothes and if space allows keep creative dress up clothes in one area. Now when you ask your child to get dressed for church, you know everything in that category is appropriate while at the same time allowing independence and personal style to show through in your child's choice.
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