Get Your Closet Organized in 2 Hour or LESS? YES! With Sarah Benken’s Expert Tips!!

Getting your closet organized is definitely a chore. The re-organization chore is put off until you realize that you have no more room for new items until you clean it out. While the outcome is always great to be rid of things that didn’t work for you or were such favorite items that they look tired and worn.
Metro’s Other Woman, Sarah Benken says it doesn’t have to be a huge time suck that gobbles up an entire day. Sarah says that your closet can be pruned in about 2 hours!!!! She’s provided this guest expert piece on how you can accomplish this miracle of timely organization before the holidays. Not only can you hire someone to do your clothing closet but you can get them to handle other closets and storage areas like linens and kitchen pantry!




Closet Organization in TWO Hours or Less!!
By Sarah Benken, Founder,

We understand organizing a closet can be overwhelming. Here are a few tips to get through the process quickly, ideally in less than 2 hours by Sarah Benken, Founder of Metro’s Other Woman.





1. Do a quick scan of items.
What haven’t you worn in 1 year? what colors are out of season/style? What do you know you’ll never wear? Purge those items immediately. Put into a toss/donate pile. Remove these items from your home within 3 days.
*If you’ve got a few pieces that you love, but aren’t in style, or items that you aren’t sure you’re ready to let go of, pull from the closet and place those items in a basket or under bed bin. Remove them from your sight and see if you come back to them within 1 year. If not, toss at next seasonal purge.

2. Are there items that you don’t want to give up, but need buttons, have tears, need hemming? Pull and put into a dry clean/seamstress pile. Take these items to be fixed ASAP.
Don’t allow the bag to sit for more than 3 days.

3. Once you’ve performed a quick purge, start organizing. Combine by seasons. Tanks and shells are great for layering. I usually keep them at the forefront of the closet. We typically combine by sleeve and hem length.

4. Next, organize clothing by color. There is a great feeling that comes from a color-coded closet. We tend to organize from patterns to solids (darks to lights)

5. For bulky sweaters that don’t fit well, roll and place into hanging shoe organizer.

6. If you store shoes in your closet, arrange by type (heels, boots, sneakers, sandals). Be sure to stagger your shoes for a tighter fit. Get rid of bulky shoe boxes and use racks or hanging shoe organizers instead.




Image from Metro’s Other Woman Facebook Page 

Additional tips to make your closet chic:

1. Invest in matching hangers. We love velveteen or velour (non -slip) hangers.

2. Turn all clothing to face the same way. Shirt fronts face the left. jeans hang with pockets showing

3. Use command hooks on the inside door for hanging purses.

4. If you are overloaded with clothing and accessories, separate by season. Or, turn a small coat closet into a special occasion closet to house your special gowns, furs, heels, and bags.


What is Metro’s Other Woman?

Metro’s Other Woman is an all-in-one service for savvy, forward-thinking individuals and business owners who are on-the-go but wise enough to know when to delegate and share the load. A fully licensed and bonded business and personal assisting firm, Metro’s Other Woman understands how busy life can be and become. We offer a holistic array of services that get down to the nitty-gritty, covering every last one of those demanding details that get harder and harder to keep up with through the constancy of life.

So if you’re stressed, breathe. If you’re taxed, take a load off. Whether it’s office organization, event planning, housekeeping, errand running, laundry services, a closet overhaul, dog walking, or a little bit of everything, we’ve got you covered.

Sarah Benken,


Bio of Sarah Benken:


A maverick from birth, Sarah has always been a go-getter and a goal smasher.  Naturally business savvy, Sarah achieved high-level positions in accounting and business management early on.  However, she was never quite fulfilled working for someone else.  She needed to be her own boss and year after year that urge grew.   This set the stage for what may have been the most monumental conversation of her life.


If you have a task, job or chore that you don’t have time for or is too overwhelming for you, check out for assistance to help you clear your “to-do” list of this project. It’s not going to get done unless you do it or someone else can do it. Make the best use of your time by getting a helper/organizer/girl Friday to help you out on an “as-needed” basis

Thanks to Metro’s Other Woman’s CEO Sarah Benken for these great tips on how to clean out your closet! Stay tuned and check back for more tips soon!

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