Maintaining Your Closets
After you've organized your closets, be sure to take a moment to revel in the glory of being able to find things quickly. Enjoy the sight of your floor and walls behind your clothes if you haven't been able to glimpse them for a while. You might even want to invite a friend over to show her your newly organized closets. You've accomplished something significant that will increase your efficiency and help you feel more at ease in your home. Allow yourself to enjoy the fruits of your labor.
The next step is a little harder than the first — you're going to want to take measures to keep your closets looking as nice as they do today. You'll probably find that your inclination is to backslide into your old ways. In fact, within a few days you might be dismayed to see your organized closets beginning to regain their former chaos. This doesn't necessarily mean that all your efforts have failed. It takes time — experts say at least twenty days — to create a new habit. If you seek to become more aware of the patterns that create the chaos, you'll be better able to change them.
Of course, it's not realistic to think that your closet will always stay perfect — and they don't need to. But if you did a good job setting up a system of organization, then you should find that your closets are more user-friendly than they were before. Keeping things neat should take less effort now. If you find kinks in your system along the way, feel free to make adjustments. Change labels on containers, reorganize clothing or shoes, and do whatever it takes to find what works for you. You'll get it right in time.