Sunday, 19 January 2014

4 Tips to Organise Your Wardrobe

For some people, the wardrobe is a perfectly organised custom-made wardrobe systems where everything seems to fall perfectly into place, where everything is a piece of cake to locate instantly. For the rest of us, it’s a struggle, and understandably so.  With the busyness of life, we don’t have the time to worry about the wardrobe when it is so easy to just close the door and forget about whatever goes on inside there. Fortunately, maintaining an organised wardrobe can be easier than it sounds if you adhere to these four simple pieces of good advice for your soon-to-be organised wardrobe.

Sort, sort, and sort. The first step to an organised wardrobe is to organise everything into separate categories: athletic wear, work clothes, casual clothes, formal wear, and so on. List out how you want to sort everything and then further separate the different kinds of garments. Pants in one drawer, skirts in another, dresses, t-shirts, blouses, underwear, etc. Consider keeping your preferred clothing items displayed in plain sight and an easy-to-reach place, whereas the less-used items can be stored below, and least-used items up high where you do not need to reach them often.

Think seasonal. Because you do not wear the same clothing in winter as in summer, your wardrobe should also change accordingly.  Shuffling your clothes around in your wardrobe from season to season is the best way to keep your wardrobe organised and tidy. During the hot summer months, you can pack all of your sweaters and winter woolies away until the next cold spell comes around again. And if you’re short on closet space, make even more room in your closet by storing these out-of-season clothes in boxes up high or under the bed.

Use hooks and hangers. Every closet door is an excellent opportunity for storage space. You can build rows of small shelves inside the door of a closet, or you can easily hang a row of hooks on the inside of a closet door and hang handbags, belts, and even jewelry items such as necklaces there. Install individual hooks, low and high for an efficient and personalized layout that fits your items.

Take advantage of clothing organisers. Storage boxes, shoe boxes, organisers for hanging clothes, garment boxes with separate compartments for socks and underwear. These are relatively inexpensive tools that are available at most retail stores. It is one of the easiest ways to organise your closet space. The key is to take advantage of vertical space and stack them up the smart way.

Your wardrobe does not need to be a scary place. By adhering to these tips above, you can ensure a more efficient and more varied clothes selection process.  We all wish we had more time in the mornings. So take one weekend to go through your clothes, sort them out into different categories, separate the seasonal items and put them in storage boxes, and use some of the easy organising tools mentioned above to help you make more room and declutter your wardrobe in no time.