Spring Cleaning Series: Organize Your Pants
Eliminate Chaos. Live Better.
This season, our spring cleaning content is about helping you eliminate chaos and live better in your home. Our Spring Cleaning Series challenges you to approachable tasks you can complete in an hour. Along the way, we’re sharing some of our favorite custom closets and closet products to inspire you. We hope getting organized with us helps to clear your mind and support creativity and resourcefulness. If you’re new to the series, rewind for Step One: Clear Your Closet Floor or Step Two: A Drawer a Day.
Step Three: Organize Your Pants
This week, edit your pants collection. Has spending more time at home changed the way you see your belongings? For us, it has sharpened our insight about which clothes are worth wearing and which are simply not comfortable enough. Take advantage of this moment and clear out what’s not serving you. Create space in your closet for things you love to wear so you can see and enjoy them more.
Storing Off-Season Pants
Now is definitely the time to seasonally adjust your wardrobe and move off-season clothing out of your shopping zone. Because the stress of COVID-19 can make it harder to take on big projects, this challenge is about quick, manageable tasks. Start with pants! If you get on a roll and take on your whole wardrobe, we won’t discourage you!
Before you store your off-season pants, take a moment while you still remember what worked and what didn’t. Which pants made you feel fantastic? Which pairs have faded or just don’t fit? Part with the latter so you’re only storing clothes that have earned their place. Place items you’re not sure about in your breakup basket.
PRO TIP: If you’re working the 30-Day Minimalism Game right now, use it to supercharge your pants editing!
Choose Pants Storage That Works for You
How you store the pants you’ll be wearing this season depends on convenience and personal preference. Here are a couple options that are working in our own closets and in our clients’ homes.
Some clients with limited real estate want to reserve hanging space for other clothing. Some just prefer folded pants. If this is you, closet drawers are a great way to keep pants neatly organized. Storage support like closet drawer organizers can help with this. Here’s a beautiful example from our TAG Hardware line.
If you have the space and like to hang your pants, we can recommend a number of pants hangers—and will of course share our favorites! If you’re in the market for new hangers, enjoy 15% off and free shipping at Hangers.com when you use promo code TULSA.
Wooden Pants Hangers
Hangers.com has so many wooden options—choose from different colors and finishes, traditional style hangers, and pants hangers with clips. This client went with a traditional notched wooden suit hanger to store his pants. We like the uniform look and the durability of these hangers.
Metal Pants Hangers
Clients often ask which clothes hangers I personally like best. As with many closet questions, the answer is: It depends! Practical hangers are essential for making your closet as functional as it is stylish. Here’s one I recommend often. I recently got these new metal pants hangers for my own closet, and I’m loving them. They stand up to the weight of heavy pants (no sagging) and have a ribbed, vinyl coated arm to hold pants in place. They're the easiest-to-use pants hanger I’ve ever tried.
Plus, they go beyond space saving—this feels more like space stealing! A pants hanger doesn’t need extra space for a shirt collar or shoulder. This allows for a shorter drop than a typical clothes hanger, saving about about 3 to 4 inches. Take a look at the vertical difference I’m talking about. One of the images below shows a pair of red pants on a metal pants hanger. The other shows the same pair on a felt clothes hanger with a lower drop.
A couple vertical inches might not seem like much, but in a closet, every bit counts. The difference could prevent your pants from brushing the floor and collecting dust, or just give some extra breathing room above the shelf below. Either way, details like these streamline the look and feel of your closet and bring more calm to your world.
Slide Out Pants Racks
Built-in pants racks are a more custom space stealing option we recommend to clients. Our pants racks slide out for convenience and come in several styles and finishes.
Feeling Stuck in Your Closet?
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