Each month I will be responding to a question; chosen from a pool of some of
the most commonly asked ones that I have been asked over the years and
continue to be asked.
This month, I’d like to answer the following question:
How to make a clothes closet more accessible.
Believe it or not, this is often one of the most asked questions that I get
asked. Especially so by those who have lost their vision later in life or
friends and families of those who fall into this group. I don’t think that
there is any fast and hard answer to this but I do have a few pointers to
share coming from someone who has been on both sides of the fence. So here
1. You could either choose to organize your closet by type of garment;
Blouses on one side, sweaters and cardigans the same, slacks and trousers
the same. Then you could do the same for skirts, jackets and suits and
2. You can choose to organize your closet by classification. That is,
casual clothes to one side and business clothes to the other side and going
out clothes to another side.
3. By color but I would not always recommend this. However you can organize
by color within other categories. That is color within blouses, skirts,
jackets, and so on.
4. The aim of the game is for you to organize your closet in a way that you
can find what you seek easily and without having to ask for sighted
assistance. Most important of all the trick of the game is for you to be
able to remember easily. That is, where you have placed things and maybe
the best way is to find some sort of logic that will be easy for you to