Why Your Closet NEEDS a Hanger Zone
When my hanger zone looks like this what does it mean? It means either it’s time to do laundry or it’s time to hang the clothes back up.
You might not have a “warning system” to help tip you off when you need to do something about your laundry, but I do. I actually have 2 systems but today I noticed all the hangers in my closet and thought, “hmm, time to do laundry…but wait, I just did laundry. Must be time to put away my clothes.”
Something people often say to me is, “Your house must be so neat.” In a lot of ways it is, but in other ways it isn’t. We intentionally do not have a lot of extra stuff, which helps keep clutter down, but I’m kinda messy. I will try clothes on in the morning and may or may not hang them back up (depends on how much time I have). I will wear my brown rain coat one day and my gray coat the next, and in two days need a heavy coat – the same thing happens with sweaters. They don’t all make it back into the closet and on a hanger right away. By the end of a week I might have 6 different sweaters, jackets and coats on the backs of chairs or on the coat rack by the front door. So when I looked at all the hangers and realized it wasn’t because of dirty clothes per se, I knew it was time to go round up all the sweaters, jackets and coats (and run a load of jeans).
What’s your “warning system”? Do you even have one? If you’re like many clients I’ve met with when they run out of clothes – aka: have nothing to wear – they go shopping for more clothes. This only compounds the problem, in my opinion. If you want to learn why, read my blog on Why when you buy more clothes, you still might not have anything to wear.
That’s why I love my hanger zone. It serves so many functions: 1)it’s a dedicated place to corral my hangers 2) my hangers are collected throughout the week and added to the hanger zone (As I make my decisions about what to wear, I add the hanger to the zone) 3) all or most of my hangers are ready for use when it’s time to do laundry 4) it’s my “warning system” when my back up system has failed
That’s it! What’s your system? Go to the Katy Home Organizer Facebook page and comment on this post. I’d love to hear about your “warning system”!