Unlock Your Wardrobe’s Full Potential: Tips for Clothes Organisation

Unlock Your Wardrobe’s Full Potential: Tips for Clothes Organisation

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.

Mila Bedroom with fitted storage behind bed in a pale green colour and grooved doors. Storage with display shelf for organisation

Space management

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.

Folding techniques

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.

Overhead shot of neatly ordered clothes in wooden drawer. Woman organizing clothes in drawer

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!

Our Guide to Wardrobe Spring Cleaning

Our Guide to Wardrobe Spring Cleaning

It’s coming up to that time of year when we start thinking about changing up our wardrobes for warmer months. This also provides an ideal time for a deeper clean. Whether you decide to completely change up your wardrobe or you just need to replace a few items, we have put together this guide to wardrobe spring cleaning.

Get In The Zone

Cleaning out your wardrobe is not something that can be done quickly while the dinner is cooking. Set aside a few hours and really dedicate a part of your day to get it done properly. Put on your favourite upbeat playlist to keep you motivated, make a coffee and light a candle to create a nice environment. Make sure you have everything you need ready, such as extra storage boxes or a pen and paper for making lists.

Get Everything Out

It might seem a little dramatic but pulling everything out is sometimes the best way to start. Get everything out where you can see it and try to sort it all into rough piles (tops, trousers, jumpers, etc).

Start by picking out the obvious items that you really don’t like or definitely won’t wear again. Then filter through the rest of the items and be more critical. Figure out if you’ve got too many similar items that won’t get used or if you have any occasions coming up to wear certain items. Have fun with this, try things on and have a bit of a fashion show! If you can up with any good outfits, photograph them to remember later.

Whilst everything is out of your wardrobe, this is a good time to wipe it clean or give it a hoover.

Sort Seasonal Items Into Storage

Coming into spring and summer, you won’t need all of your winter clothes for a few months. So think about how you can store your thick jumpers, gloves and scarves separately or bring your summer clothes to the front of your wardrobe. If you’re struggling with storage consider some space-saving techniques such as vacuum packing.

A woman folds her clothes and puts them in metal black baskets and boxes. Nordic style minimalism.

Consider The 3-Year Rule

The 3-year rule is a reasonable time limit to work out whether something has wearability. If you haven’t worn something for the last 3 years, are you likely to wear it in the next 3 years? Do you have an occasion soon when you can wear it? If the answer is no to both of these questions, it’s probably time to get rid.

Sell Or Donate

Clothing waste is a big problem for the environment, so don’t throw away everything you don’t use. If you have time list your valuable items on online selling platforms such as eBay or Vinted. If you’d rather get rid of them quickly, donate to a local charity shop or pass down to family members and friends. One man’s trash is another man’s treasure!

Sewing on a sewing machine, clothes repairing DIY.

Repair Or Upcycle

If you have an item that you love, but you don’t wear because it is damaged, then repair it! A missing button or a small tear is easily repairable. If you don’t fancy fixing it yourself, ask around family members or neighbours, most people know someone with a sewing machine! If it’s a more complicated item that you want to alter you could take it to a professional seamstress.

Note Any Gaps

Now you’ve sorted through the things you want to keep, repair and get rid of, it is a good time to make a list if there’s anything you think you need. Are you missing any basics for summer? Have you grown out of your favourite dress? Perhaps you just need some more socks. Make a list of things you need or want to go back to later.

Think About Storage

This is also a good time to think about whether your storage is working for you. Perhaps you want to rearrange your wardrobe categories or you need some new boxes. You might even need a new wardrobe that is more customised to your space!

We hope you enjoyed this guide to wardrobe spring cleaning. If you’re considering some new bedroom storage, get in touch to see how we can help!