As you keep updating your collection with the changing trends and try to keep up with the times, you’ll often find yourself falling into a messy and cluttered closet. Here are five smart ways to undo the mess and organize your wardrobe.
- Lose what you don’t use
The very first thing you need to do is, see what you really need and what you don’t. Look for pieces that no longer fit, are damaged, have lost the sheen, or may be outdated. Next, clear out the clothes that you no longer intend to wear — a good thumb rule is, if you haven’t worn in in the last 12 months, you probably don’t need it.
- Categorize your wardrobe
After losing the unnecessary items you can now focus on arranging your clothes in the available space. Start organizing by segregating them according to the occasion. For instance, you can sort your item of clothing based on whether it is for daily wear, a formal event, or casual purposes. This ensures you won’t have to rummage through your clothes when you need them.
- Put away your winter wear
You won’t be using your winter garments all year round. It is always a good idea to pack them and keep them away in a safe place such as storage containers or stow them away in the attic until the winter comes again. Bear in mind to keep them in a dust-free environment preferably in vacuum bags to keep them fresh and unsullied. It’s also a great idea to create personalized sticky labels to put on the storage boxes to know exactly what each one contains.
- Have a good set of hangers
Something as simple as a hanger plays a crucial role in the proper organization of your wardrobe. It is important to have good quality hangers, preferably wooden to maintain the lines and creases in your clothes without straining or stretching them like normal wire hangers. Wooden hangers are expensive but are sturdier and better for your clothes in the long run. They handle your garments with the care and help maintain their shape and form as they are meant to be.
- Store the smaller items separately
Small pieces of clothing like socks, ties, tank tops, camisoles, etc. are notorious for getting lost in the sea of clothes. Here’s what you can do to avoid this. For tops and tees, it’s a good idea to roll them up individually and keep them neatly stacked side-by-side. Tuck the socks in pairs and keep them in organizer boxes. You can either get tie hangers to keep all your ties in one place or roll them up, put rubber bands around them, and store them in clear Ziploc bags.
There is nothing like a well-organized wardrobe. It saves you time and effort, especially if you’re in a hurry, and overall, makes your life easier. Plus, you get that extra space to fit your new purchases. We hope you’ll find these tips helpful in getting your wardrobe in order.