We all know scarfs to be a favorite accessory that can easily be added to give our outfit some flair or the simple gift for everyone from the stranger we don’t know to the best friend we adore.
Although scarf wearing has slowed down over the past couple years, many of us still enjoy the warmth they give us on a breezy fall evening or during the frozen winter.
Yes we love scarfs but, many of us have an overflowing collection of more than half that we don’t even wear.
Today we’re going to look at and organize our scarf collection.
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Are you Really a Scarf Person?
If you decide that you’re not really a scarf person, I challenge you to cut your collection in half and to keep the ones that you’ve actually worn. If you’ve kept a scarf for a long time, but haven’t worn it, give it away to someone who will love it.
If you decide that you are a scarf person, go through and toss all the ones that are worn out. Anything that looks dirty or has lost its fun, should go. You want to showcase how well you present to the world and a scarf will be one of the first thing people see when they look at you.
The last thing we need to discuss before we talk about organizing… is gifts. Do not feel obligated to keep a scarf just because it was a gift. Do try to wear it and make it work, but if it doesn’t, you can feel good knowing you at least gave it a shot.
You shouldn’t have to leave something in your closet because of guilt. I'm giving you permission to donate or giveaway the scarfs that were gifts that you didn't like. Its okay! Chances are pretty good they didn't remember giving it to you in the first place, especially if it has been more than a year.
Now that you’ve decided what to keep and what to give away, you can discover some awesome ways to organize them!
3 Easy Ways to Organize Scarfs
Why 3 Ways? There is enough variety for you to have a good idea of how you want to store your scarfs, but not enough to be overwhelmed by having too many choices.
A scarf hanger is a great idea.It helps keep all of your scarfs in on area and even limits you to how many you can put on the hanger.
Think of it this way, when the hanger is full, you really have to eliminate some before you can add again.They come in all sorts of fun shapes to keep your day from getting boring or they have simple hangers.
Pros: Limits how many hangers can fit on the hanger, cute hanger, easy to find
Cons: can be bulky and take up a lot of space in your closet, scarfs can become easily tangled
Take your scarfs and loop them around an extra hanger.The best part about this idea is that you already own the hanger!
I will say as a person with messy traits, I did not love this idea, because it wasn’t that easy to tie them around the hanger.I couldn’t imagine myself putting my scarf away and taking the time to tie it back around a hanger.
On the plus side, I loved how much less space it took up in my closet compared to the scarf hanger. It was a lot less bulky.You can also create less bulk by connecting the hangers, so you can see your collection on different levels.
So if you're someone who wears very few scarfs, this may be the best option for you!
Pros: Less space in your closet, easy to see and find, free (you already own the hanger)
Cons: No limits (can always add an extra hanger), Putting the scarf away isn’t as easy as just hanging them up
Hanging your scarfs on a wall is the best way for them to be seen and worn.
So if you are a scarf lover, this is for you. Tie hangers have tons of hooks, so you can double up with the thinner scarfs and have space for some bulky scarfs. Although it’s a great way to show off what you own, it still limits you to how many scarfs you can pile on this rack and that’s a good thing!
It helps you recognize that you own enough and stop you before you add another to your collection.
Pros: easy to see and reminds you to wear them, limits how many you own, gets them out of your closet and gives you space for other things
Cons: Out all year (the wall might not be the best storage spot in summer), scarfs can get tangled, can get to be overflowing and look bad
It was a gift that I’ve really enjoyed over the years. Although after going through these simple ideas, I might change over to storing them on a regular hanger for the warmer months. I like how much less space it takes up in my closet, but now that scarf season is here I will leave them on the scarf hanger.
I will be challenging myself to wear all of them this fall/winter season.
I’m going to actually challenge you to do the same. Why not? If you’re going to keep them in your closet, you might as well wear them.
Will you take on the challenge with me?
Take Action Plan:
- Decide if you love scarfs or will only wear a few each fall/winter
- Get rid of anything that is damaged and that you don’t love
- Decide on which way would best meet your storage needs
- Take the challenge to wear all every single scarf you own this fall/winter
Are you a scarf lover or an occasional scarf lover? What way did you decide to store your scarfs?
1st blog photo: (c) Mihai Paraschiv
All other photos: (c): LiveLifeHacking.com
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