Back to Basics: Color Coding

How to color code your closet


Getting organized doesn’t have to be complicated. Even though tackling a messy closet, pantry or garage can seem intimidating, with color coding, it can actually be very simple!

Chris mentioned color coding during his interview on Mornings with Fox 43 about getting ready for school, but you can use color coding in other aspects of your home too. Here’s how:

  1. Add life to a boring bookshelf. Organize your books by color for an extra pop of interest. If you don’t have a wide variety of colors to work with, you can cover your books with bright shades of paper and prints!
  2. Clean up the mudroom. By color coding where each of your family members’ rain boots, jackets and umbrellas should go, you can organize your mudroom faster than the speed of lightning.
  3. Make finding your favorite shirt easier. Invest in colored clothes hangers to keep your shirts separated from your spouse’s. You can also arrange your clothing by color so that you have a spectrum of shade to behold when you open your closet door.

Color coding is one of the fastest and easiest ways to organize your home. By arranging your clothing, office supplies or even spice rack by color, you’ll be able to save valuable time in the long run.