With our busy lives, our wardrobe can become cluttered quickly and is a daily source of frustration. However, you can organise your wardrobe into a functional and enjoyable space that helps streamline your morning routine. In this blog post, we will share some practical tips to help you organize your wardrobe efficiently and make the most of your space.
Assess and declutter
Begin by looking through your wardrobe and sorting through the clothes you don’t wear. Try to really consider the items you wear often and those that no longer serve a purpose. Donate or sell clothes that no longer fit, are out of style, or have remained unworn for months. If you can’t decide on some items, put them in a pile and give yourself a deadline. If you don’t wear them by the end of this time, it’s unlikely you’ll wear them again. By simplifying your collection, you’ll decrease unnecessary clutter and create space for new items that truly reflect your style.
Categorise your clothing
Divide your clothing into broad categories such as tops, bottoms, dresses, outerwear, and accessories. Depending on the space you have and your preferences, you could then further organise into subcategories. Choose subcategories that make sense to you such as sleeve length, colour, or occasion. This division will enable you to locate specific items easily and make it much easier to keep your wardrobe organised.
Invest in quality storage
Smart storage solutions can help maximize your wardrobe’s capacity and accessibility. Custom, fitted wardrobes are the best way to optimise your space as they can be installed to any shape, even the most awkward corners and angles. Install sturdy hangers or hooks to hang clothes without wrinkles, and utilize drawer dividers or organizers to separate folded items. Shoe racks, hanging compartments, and space-saving storage boxes are also great investments for storing accessories, shoes, and seasonal clothing.
Arrange your clothing items by placing the most frequently worn ones at eye level and within easy reach. Store seasonal or occasional items like winter coats or party dresses on higher shelves or in the back. Utilize the often-underutilized space on the back of your closet or door by adding hooks for scarves, belts, or even bags. Optimize the floor space by storing shoes in clear shoe boxes or under-the-bed storage containers.
When it comes to your drawers, use folding techniques that maximize space and visibility. The KonMari method, for instance, emphasizes the importance of folding clothes into compact rectangles that can be stacked vertically. This technique allows you to see all your folded items at once and avoid rummaging through piles of messy clothes.
Label or colour-code
Labelling shelves, drawers, or containers ensures that everything returns to the right place, making it easier to maintain an organised wardrobe. Furthermore, colour-coding your clothes by category or shade can add aesthetic appeal to your wardrobe whilst enabling quick visual identification.
Organizing your wardrobe is an investment in both your physical space and mental well-being. With an organized wardrobe, choosing your outfit becomes an enjoyable and stress-free experience. So, roll up your sleeves, put on your favourite playlist, and get ready to transform your wardrobe into a functional haven!