Do you get an eyesore each time you open your wardrobe or walk into one? Or are you someone who wastes a lot of time hunting for your OOTD? A disorganized and cluttered closet makes it harder to find your clothing and may even lead to wasteful duplicate purchases.
My other half’s closet is pretty impressive. He is super an*l about the way his clothes and towels are placed in his closet. He stores all his clothes by category and colour and hangs them facing the same direction using the same type of hanger of the same colour. His towels are neatly folded with proper folding techniques and neatly stacked, like towels from fancy hotels. He also has proper wardrobe organizers to store smaller clothing items and accessories. He is the Marie Kondo of the house as he also organizes and declutters our closets and cabinets during his free time.
Having an organized closet isn’t the insurmountable challenge it may appear to be. All you need to do is set aside some time once every two months to do a spring cleaning and your wardrobe will be flawlessly organized and impeccable. You may need a longer time for a massive clean-up and reorganization if your entire wardrobe is in complete disarray. Have the willingness to donate that skinny jeans and bodycon dress you haven’t worn since college and you will have more space in your wardrobe.
You don’t necessarily need an expensive smartly designed closet that includes top-of-the-range closet organizers to manage your wardrobe. There are some simple, inexpensive, and smart wardrobe hacks to create a wardrobe that feels super luxe and exudes charm – an impressive wardrobe that will make your life easier.
1 Declutter your clothes by category
First of all, declutter your wardrobe and wipe it down. A fast and easy way to declutter your clothes is to sift through them by category. Tossing all your clothing into a massive fabric mountain on your bed is overwhelming. Instead, separate your clothes into categories like pants, dresses, tops, outerwear, accessories, and undergarments. Then sort through every item in the category before moving on to the next.
Keep the clothes that you love and wear with frequency. If there’s any piece of outfit that gives you a reason to hesitate, put it in a pile for donation or sell it as a pre-loved item.
Don’t forget to give your entire closet a good wipe down.
2 Store your clothes by category
This is an excellent method to locate an item in a flash. Hang your jackets alongside each other, store all your ties in the same spot, and keep your workout clothes separate from your nightwear. Within the same category, hang clothes of the same color alongside each other.
3 Invest in matching hangers and opt for the right closet hangers
A collection of various types of hangers in a myriad of colours screams closet chaos trying to peacefully coexist alongside one another! Give your closet a sleek, streamlined look by using matching hangers for your clothes.
A set of matching hangers not only looks aesthetically pleasing but also ensures clothes hang nicely against one another, conserving precious space in your closet. Invest in hangers that actually work for what you have. Opt for sturdy velvet hangers over the thin plastic varieties if you have heavy suits to hang, for example, and steer clear of wooden hangers if you have lots of slippery silk blouses.
If wardrobe space is a concern, opt for thin stainless steel closet hangers that are space-saving.
4 Stack thick items like denim and sweaters
Stack bulky winter sweaters, shawls, and stiff denim jeans in separate piles to save precious drawer and hanging space. These items make perfect stacks for your shelf space because they’re sturdy and thick, meaning they won’t slump, crinkle, or lose their shape when you stack them.
5 Colour-code your wardrobe
Organizing clothes by colour works better for some people than organizing them by style and type.
If you are bored with your current closet design and want something different to jazz up your life, try this new organizational paradigm of arranging clothes by colours.
Arranging your clothes by colour not only gives you a better starting point but can also help you pick the matching duds in a flash.
A color-organized closet means you can look beyond obvious choices (like white, brown, and black) and try on some of your yellow skirts or striking pink tops. The end result is that you infuse some creativity into your daily routine.
This method of organizing your wardrobe is totally Pinterest-worthy and easy to navigate.
6 Consider purchasing organizational tools.
There are endless types of bedroom and wardrobe organizational tools that you can find from department stores and online shops. From shelving units to hanging bags, valet rods, compartmentalized boxes, hooks, racks, dividers, and hangers, there are plenty of affordable smart wardrobe tools to help you maximize wardrobe space.
These items can be used to attractively display your clothing and accessories while making them easy to access. For example:
- Use shelf dividers above your clothing rack. These dividers can separate folded scarves, purses, or small handbags.
- Purchase small adhesive hooks and attach them to your closet wall or door. Use these hooks to store scarves, belts, or jewelry.
- Use wardrobe drawer storage box to store lingerie, socks, hankies and small items.
We start the day by going through our closet looking for something to wear. Make this pleasant each time your wardrobe doors open. Take the plunge and give your wardrobe a transformation today. Taking the first step to decluttering your wardrobe is veritably challenging, but try it for yourself and the rewards are totally worth all your time and effort.
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