Do you dread opening your wardrobe or closet doors every day and staring into a big pile of chaos that hasn’t been touched in forever? Are you in desperate need of a wardrobe re-vamp, but don’t know where to begin? Here are 5 ways to give you a head start into re-organising your wardrobe and turning it into an art gallery.
- Sort and Donate Unwanted or Unnecessary Items
The first thing you need to do before you get stuck into tidying up your wardrobe/closet is to get rid of anything you don’t wear or use. This includes everything from lingerie to handbags, or anything that has been shoved in the bottom corner of your wardrobe/closet and hasn’t been touched since three summers ago. A good way to do this is to go through each type of article or item you have one by one and work your way through. For example, specifically sort your t-shirts before you start sorting and re-organising your shoes. Be sure to bag up any unwanted items and donate them to your local charity store. The less clutter lying around the more organised you’ll be.
- Store/Hang Items in Sections
Once you’re ready to re-store your clothes, shoes, and accessories into your wardrobe/closet, make sure to hang and store them in sections. Hang all your dresses on coat hangers and neatly store all your skirts on one shelf or in a drawer. Hang your coats, jackets, and cardigans on hangers and store your sweaters, jumpers, and knitwear on a shelf or in a drawer. Store your pants and jeans with shorts. You get the picture.
- Colour Coordinate
This may seem a little extreme and over-the-top, but you will thank yourself for it later. Colour coordinating your clothes and shoes is a good way to always keep your wardrobe/closet organised. The easiest way to do this is to coordinate your clothes from light to dark, left to right – this works the same for shoes.
- Save Space Where Possible
This especially applies to those of you who have a fairly small wardrobe/closet. For instance, if you have shoes still stored in their individual shoeboxes, then perhaps it’s time to recycle those boxes and either line up your shoes on the floor side by side, or stack each pair of shoes neatly on top of each other. You’ll be amazed at how much space you’ll save, and even gain, just by downsizing and storing items effectively and efficiently.
- Keep It Neat and Tidy!
Don’t forget to maintain your wardrobe/closet’s organisation. It would be a shame to see all of your hard work undone by letting the mess pile up again. If you throw in your favourite heels rather than put them back in their proper place, chances are you’ll forget all about them and end up doing the same with the rest of your things, and you’ll be back to where you started. If you tend to be generally untidy, set aside some time each day or even once a week to straighten up, fold clothes and organise your wardrobe/closet.