Recently, I have realized that I have a perpetual need for order and organization in my life – both in the intangible and tangible sense. I have come to understand that it is much easier to put your best fashionable foot forward when your wardrobe is neatly organized in a manner that makes sense to you. Of course, when you have put off the daunting clean up for so long, jumping into the task of clearing and sorting your wardrobe can be quite daunting. To help you get through it, I have put together five tips that will help your organize your wardrobe quickly and efficiently!
Out With The Old
Before you embark on the big clean up, it is really important to remove items that you do not wear, because these are simply taking up valuable space for no reason. Take stock of all of your clothes and accessories, removing the ones that have not been worn in over a year. You don’t have to chuck them out – try to sell them on websites like eBay and Depop.
Think About Storage Solutions
It might cost you a little extra, but the money that you spend on good quality storage solutions is well worth it! Invest in items like jewellery cases for your baubles, specialized hangers for belts, shoe storage cabinets and the works. You do not need to go all out and buy really expensive items, but these small details can make a huge difference to the ease of access to your items as well as the life of your clothes and accessories.
Create Specific Zones
I have seen many wardrobes organized by colour, but I personally prefer to organize mine by the type of garments and the occasions they are meant for. Thus, I have separate sections for work wear, casual wear, semiformal fashion and formal clothes. These are further divided into t-shirts, shirts, pants, skirts, shorts and jackets. I find that this style of categorisation makes it much easier to navigate through your wardrobe and put together an outfit.
Fold It or Hang It
Everything items of clothing that you own must be folded or hung – there is no in between. If you get into the habit of dumping items without doing either of the two steps, you wardrobe will return to a messy state in no time. Plus, folding and/or hanging prevents your garments from getting creased or losing their shape.
Use Containers For The Rest
After you have folded and/or hung all your clothes, you will be left with bibs and bobs that can’t go into either section – namely, accessories. Use small and large containers to store items that are similar so that they do not float about and get lost – for example, have a box that is exclusively for scarves, another section for jewellery, a hat box that is only used for hats…you get the gist.