The left side of the brain is known as the logical side of the brain, it controls speech, logic and mathematical abilities. And, it can help when it comes to organization and how details are implemented – the big picture if you will. As a closet designer, I consider myself left-brained, but I also rely on my right brain for creativity and aesthetic. I do believe that tapping into that perfect blend of left brain meets right brain can be incredibly powerful in many areas of life and business. It’s true, I do have my degree in Chemistry, which utilizes my left brain tendencies, but I am also passionate about style and design, so you could surmise that I found my dream career (which I did!).
Now, a few tips from inside the left hemisphere of my brain about how to best organize your closet:
1) Analyze: The left side of the brain is for gathering data and making analyses. Scope out your closet, make a list of what should stay and what should go. Use an online tool or draft a sketch of how you foresee your new closet.
2) Gather Data: Research what you need to organize your closet. Do you need all new uniform hangers? Purse pillows to preserve your handbags? Leather boxes for jewelry, scarves or mementos? Make a list and gather your materials.
3) Organize: Based on your list of data and your analysis, clean out your closet, donate what you no longer wear or need. This will allow you a clean slate to begin the execution of your closet organization.
4) Execution: With your materials in hand, and your spreadsheet, sketch or list, begin re-building your closet to suit your vision. Hang up your new hangers and organize your clothing by style and color. Place your shoes on shoe shelves, hang your jewelry neatly where you can see it, and display your handbags with Purse Pillows.
You did it, welcome to the left side of your brain.