The summer months are upon us meaning we need to swap out our spring clothes for our summer attire. Whilst you’re doing this, you may have thought that your wardrobe could do with a clearout and a good organise. Have you always wanted a beautiful wardrobe, but don’t know where to start? Well in this article, we will go through some simple tips on how to organise your wardrobe the right way.
Organising your wardrobe can be a time-consuming task, this is why it is best to do it correct the first time around so you don’t have to do it again in 2 months. It is also essential to get into the habit of hanging your clothes accordingly once you have organised them as they will only stay as pristine if you keep on top of it as it is far too easy to throw something back into the wardrobe. To organise your wardrobe properly, you will need a few things to get started including:
Black Bags: Used for separating what you are recycling and giving to charity.
Tape Measure: Used to measure inside the wardrobe for organisers.
Full-Length Mirror: Used to try on clothes before deciding what to do with them.
Catch-All Basket: This is for anything loose that you find in your wardrobe which can be put somewhere else once complete.
The best way to organise your wardrobe is by first removing everything from your wardrobe. This means clothes, shoes, accessories, hangers and anything else you find in there. Once everything is removed, you will need to clean the whole area with soapy water and a cloth. Dust free and smelling clean. Damp spots need drying otherwise this will transfer onto your clothing.
Wardrobe organisers are an absolute necessity if you are wanting to keep your wardrobe organised as well as clean which is what you need when trying to decide what your going to wear in the morning as there is nothing worse than going in your wardrobe and finding nothing you want to wear. There are a range of different organisers for different items of clothing. One organiser that works great is a trouser hanger which can be installed in your wardrobe, just measure where your hanging clothes end and place the trouser hanger underneath them. Organisers are a fantastic way to clear up floor space as you can place things that you don’t use or lounge in like your tracksuits so you arent wasting valuable hanging wardrobe space.
Rather than throwing all your clothes on a bed and going through them, fold them neatly in categories. One pile for tees, another for sweatshirts etc. This makes sorting so much easier as you now have piles to go though that you can compare with the same type of garment. The best way to do this is once you have your piles, get your freestanding mirror and compile outfits out of what you have. The rest of the garments that you don’t have outfits for, you can decide whether to recycle or give to charity and place them in the designated black bag.
When deciding what to do with an item of clothing, ask yourself the following.
If the answer is no, then you should be putting it in one of your black bags.
If you are lucky enough to have a spare room for your walk in wardrobe, chances are you are not going to need to be restrictive with how you design your wardrobe, but if you are lie the rest of us, it can take some time to figure out where everything is going to go. Realise what your best features are and work with that. If you have a lot of vertical space, aim to hang as much as you can. If you have areas that you can’t reach. Look at ways you can such as a step ladder. There really are some great wardrobe designs out there, you just need to have a think about what is right for you.
Once you have cleaned and designed your wardrobe, it is now time to put everything back in the wardrobe neatly. By putting in a category of clothing away at a time, you can make them look neat so it is easy to decide what you are going to wear in the morning. If you have anything expensive, robust or delicate, then hanging these pieces can help to keep the quality good and decreases them too. If you have occasional pieces such as hats for wedding or the races, then these can be put in places where you can’t reach as these won’t be used as often as your other clothing.