The summer months are now behind us ad the colder months are coming in quick and fast. It’s that time of year when you look in your wardrobe and start to realise that you need to get your winter clothes out. It can be tricky finding places for all your thick numbers and big coats so, in this article, we will go through some helpful tips on how to organise your wardrobe easily.
Firstly, there are a few things you will need to get started including:
- Bin Bags: These will be used to take your clothes to the charity shop, tailors or dry cleaners. If you don’t have bin bags, then any storage box will also do the trick.
- Tape Measure: This will be used to measure the interior of your wardrobe.
- Full-Length Mirror: This will be to try things on before deciding what to do with it.
- A Mix Box: This will be used to hold all the stuff removed from pockets and junk that shouldn’t be in your wardrobe.
This is one of the most important things as you will start to uncover items of clothing that you probably completely forgot about. Everything needs to be taken out of your wardrobe, that includes hangers, bins, shoes, clothes, everything.
To get a good idea of what you’re dealing with and how much space you have, it is best to have an empty and clean wardrobe. That means that the hanging poles, shelves and the interior of the wardrobe need to be spotless so you can visualise where everything is going to go. If you can, get a brush and mop to get everything clean. A helpful tip to remove the dust is to get a damp cloth as the dust sticks to the cloth then which stops the smudging that you get.
Decluttering your wardrobe can go two ways, and you can either look forward to this part or dread it. Some people are a whizz at this and will easily sort this out, but some can’t bear to lose their clutch on something. One of the easiest ways to do this is to start with the clothes, shoes and accessories that you do want to keep.
Let’s face it, wardrobes can only hold a certain amount of clothing so it can be difficult to have everything you want and expect the wardrobe to magically expand. No, instead be careful with what you pick to keep and what you don’t want. If it helps, put your clothes in piles so you know exactly what you have.
- Keep: This is where you keep the items you want in your wardrobe.
- Sell: This can only be done with items of clothing that are in good condition and will sell better if they are designer brands.
- Donate: This is where you feel you can give this another life if you don’t wear it. Simply take it to the charity shop of your choice.
- Bin: This is for old pieces of clothing such as your full tracksuit that hasn’t been worn in years and has holes in them from your sporting activity.
Figuring out what storage units you are going to use will determine how much you can fit in your wardrobe whilst also being able to keep everything nice and accessible. There are so many different options to choose from so this is why having a measuring tape can help as this will show you the amount of space you can work with.
Now for the fun part, let’s put everything back again! But in a way that makes sense. Make the space work for you by utilising all of the space and the organisers to make the wardrobe look great but without overcrowding, as this will deter you from keeping it nice and organised. Think about where each category of clothing is going to go by finding the more difficult places to get clothes and the easiest.
There will be a range of different clothing garments that you own and it only makes sense to group them all. Put your trousers with your trousers and your jumpers with your jumpers. An example of this would be to hang your trousers in the closet and stack and fold your jumpers and put them on a shelf. By doing this you will be able to get a better grasp of how you are going to fit everything in.
This is the main space, so it makes sense to optimally organise this space. Aim to fit the clothes that you wear the most in this space. If you are up at 6 am to get ready for work, then put your work clothes at the front of your wardrobe. Clothes that are worn less such as formal wear or seasonal apparel, can go at the back of the wardrobe.
There will be a lot of things that you don’t wear often at all such as occasional hats, fancy shoes and fancy dress costumes. They can all go to the top of your wardrobe put away safe for the next time you use them.