Winter Closet Organization Tips: Streamlining Your Thrifted Wardrobe

A closet bursting at the seams with thrifted treasures is a dream come true for many fashion enthusiasts. However, managing and organizing your thrifted wardrobe effectively can be a bit of a challenge. At Talize, we believe in the beauty of secondhand fashion, and we're here to help you declutter, streamline, and create a more functional and stylish closet this winter. In this blog post, we'll share some expert tips and tricks to transform your closet into organized perfection.

 1. Assess Your Collection:

Begin by taking everything out of your closet and assess what you have. Lay your thrifted clothing items and accessories out in categories (e.g., tops, bottoms, dresses, outerwear, shoes) to get a better overview. This step will help you identify items you may have forgotten about and decide which pieces are worth keeping.

2. Set Clear Goals

Determine what you want to achieve with your wardrobe organization. Are you looking to maximize space, simplify your daily outfit choices, or create a seasonal rotation? Setting clear goals will guide your organization process.

3. The Three-Pile Method:

Divide your thrifted items into three piles: Keep, Donate, and Maybe. If you haven't worn something in the past year or it no longer fits, consider passing it along to someone who will enjoy it. Items in the "Maybe" pile can be reevaluated later. If you have items you know you’re interested in donating, we happen to have an amazing donation drive you’ll want to know about. Until February 10th, when you drop off 2 large bags of gently used clothing or hard goods, you’ll receive a 50% coupon to use on your next purchase (valid until February 10th). No worries if you aren’t able to make it to your closest Talize during this time – we also have 30% coupon offers throughout the year and $5 coupons offered daily for your donation contributions.  

4. Invest in Quality Hangers and Storage Solutions:

Invest in sturdy, uniform hangers to keep your clothes in good condition and maximize space. Consider using closet organizers, bins, or under-bed storage for shoes, accessories, and seasonal items.

5. Organize by Category and Color:

Hang similar clothing items together, organizing by category (e.g., all blouses, jackets, or dresses together) and color within each category. This system simplifies outfit planning and helps you see what you have at a glance.

6. Create a Capsule Wardrobe:

Consider creating a mini-capsule wardrobe for the season. If you happen to participate in our donation drive and receive your coupon, you can save 50% on your entire purchase – which can help you create this capsule wardrobe without breaking the bank! Choose versatile thrifted pieces that can mix and match effortlessly. This reduces decision fatigue and encourages you to get more creative with your outfits.

7. Regularly Edit Your Collection:

Commit to revisiting your closet periodically, perhaps with each change of season, to reassess your wardrobe. Donate or sell items you no longer need or love to make room for new thrifted treasures.


Organizing your thrifted wardrobe doesn't have to be overwhelming. With these tips, you can turn your closet into an organized haven where every item brings joy and inspiration. Enjoy the process of decluttering and creating a functional, stylish, and sustainable winter wardrobe. Happy thrifting and organizing!