If you’re looking to refresh the way you use your wardrobe, these tips will help you make the most of your space and your time.
If you have a clean, organised wardrobe, everything is simpler in the morning, and you have all that extra space to arrange your clothes how you want (or at least try new combinations now that you can see them clearly). Use these wardrobe organisation and storage ideas to maximise the space you have.
There is no one-size-fits-all solution to organising your wardrobe because there are so many factors to consider. You should not simply hang every piece of clothing on a hanger, as each type of clothing requires specific storage methods. The way you organise your knit sweaters, for example, is different from how you organise your dresses or socks. There are various ways to organise your garments and accessories to keep them neat and accessible.
You shouldn’t stuff too many clothes into a tight space when you’re organising a wardrobe, chest, or wardrobe. As a result, you will see more wrinkles when buying clothing and it may be difficult to see the full range of your clothing options when selecting an outfit. Hence, to store clothes in an open way, such as hanging clothes or arranging garments on shelves, is recommended for trousers, sweaters, blouses, and dresses, which make up the main components of an outfit. You will be less likely to wear the same items over and over if your entire wardrobe is easily visible. In contrast, it is best to store items like socks and undergarments in drawers or bins, where they can be hidden. Keep your wardrobe neat and organised with these tips on how to organise your clothes.
1. Start with an edited wardrobe
When clothes are stacked neatly or hung freely, they retain their good looks longer. However, before starting to organise your clothes, give your wardrobes and drawers a breathing room by editing your wardrobe. If you no longer wear an item, it doesn’t fit, it’s damaged and cannot be repaired, or, like many fast fashion items, is now out of style, give it to us. To keep your remaining garments in order, install wardrobe systems, over-door racks, and drawer organisers.
2. Keep clothes like sweaters and jeans visible
The open shelves on bookcases and armoires let you grab items quickly in contrast to drawers on dressers or armoires. You can use this idea to organise jeans, T-shirts, sweaters, and other clothing items that don’t need to be hung up. Organise foldable items by type in a wardrobe using a bookcase converted into a wardrobe. You can reorganise your shelf space with colourful labelled baskets that can hold socks and delicates.
3. Classify hanging clothes according to their categories
You can label wardrobe rods to help you find what you’re looking for and put it back in the proper place so you can quickly find it. Clothing storage that keeps similar items together, such as jackets and shirts, optimises space utilisation and prevents overcrowding. Furthermore, other garments do not fall off the hangers or become wrinkled when they are covered.
4. Keep mending tools close at hand
Organise clothes and all the tools needed to keep apparel in good shape at the same place. The presence of a mending kit, button jar, iron and board will increase your likelihood of replacing lost buttons, stitching a falling hem, or pressing a blouse. When you can tackle these quick fixes, it will prevent any worn out or rumpled garment from languishing in your wardrobe.
5. Invest in wooden hangers to keep your best clothes in place
Wood hangers are ideal for hanging your most delicate garments, such as dresses, jackets, and blouses. They are large, sturdy, and help clothing pieces hold their shape while being stored. By organising hanging clothes according to the days of the week, you can streamline your morning routine. It’s easy to dress and dash on busy mornings with this handy sorting system, which lets you pre-check your clothes, so you don’t forget to clean spots before Monday.
6. Plan Outfits on the Back of a Door
If you want more space for clothing storage than what you have in your wardrobe, consider using the back of a door. Make use of over-the-door hooks for storing freshly ironed outfits, ball cap collections, and heavy items like robes and coats that are worn every day. If you use a pegboard to organise scarves, neckties, and belts, you can hang hooks on the front or back of a door.
7. Create a customised wardrobe organisation system
Consider incorporating clothing organisers into your wardrobe to increase the storage capacity. Clothes storage can be optimised with customised wardrobe systems, speciality racks, baskets, drawer organisers, and compartmentalised bags. organise rare-used clothing, fashion accessories, and outdated clothing with vintage hat boxes, suitcases, or even planters.
8. Organise Clothes in a Freestanding Wardrobe with Sliding Doors
A spacious wardrobe or an antique armoire can provide you with additional space for storing your clothing. You can find one of these at a variety of price points and in many styles. Install bin storage systems in the cabinet’s interior and wardrobe rods placed at heights that will allow clothes to hang well and make access to them a breeze. You may want to put shoe racks and storage bins in your cabinet if you have the space. Put up door-mounted bulletin boards to remind yourself how to pull together your favourite looks so you can plan outfits more easily.
9. Adapt Clothing Storage for Kids – Wardrobes for Awkward Spaces
Because little ones have smaller clothes, there is more room in a wardrobe for them. Choose a multitier system with dual rods, with the lower rod used to sort clothes according to the day of the week wardrobe dividers. Kids will be able to quickly identify what’s in each drawer or bin by tracing, painting, or sketching what’s inside.
10. Organise Seasonal Clothing Under the Bed
Underbed organisers, like plastic boxes, fabric bags, wire racks, and wooden drawers, offer various options for organising clothes. These containers are ideal for storing folded sweaters, jeans, extra robes, or rolled-up socks. They can also hold out-of-season clothing, such as swimsuits and winter scarves. Consider buying an organiser with shoe inserts. Removing shoes from your wardrobe can create a more organised look and allow you to store more clothes.
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