Organizing Tip Of The Week: Hangers Help Purge

Tip #5: Flip your hangers.

This little tip is one I’ve written about before, but I find it so helpful that I thought it was worth another shout out for anyone who missed it.

A great way to see which items in your closet you TRULY wear, is to use the hanger trick.  The idea is simple.  You go into your closet and turn all your hangers the opposite way, by hooking them UNDER.  So instead of this…

You switch all your hangers around to hang like this…

Then after you’ve worn and washed an item and are ready to hang it back up in your closet, you hang it back the correct way.  After a set period of time you will clearly be able to see all the items you never wear, (i.e. the items still on hangers hooked under).  Easy, right?  And it makes purging a snap.

A great time to flip your hangers is the start of a new season.  Then when the weather changes you go through your closet.  Any items from the season that’s ending that are still on hangers hooked under, were never worn.  Then you purge, my friends.  Purge, purge, purge!

P.S. Look for more weekly tips?  Here you go!

Tip #1: Hangers

Tip #2: Purge Before Purchase

Tip #3: Fury

Tip #4: Keep A Stair Basket

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  1. I seriously do love this tip and use it all the time! I just switched my tank tops backwards last week. It’s finally summer here in Colorado!!!!

  2. It’s it so helpful!? I love it!

  3. Great idea!

  4. Wow that is a simple tip that could really help me!!!

  5. this is a really good idea Kelly! :-)

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