How to Organise Your Wardrobe

3rd February 2020

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When you got dressed this morning, was it easy to find what you wanted to wear in your wardrobe? Was everything hanging neatly, organised by style, colour or design? If you are saying no to this, then this is the article for you. It’s time to stop dealing with a messy closet and get things organised. Use these simple ideas to get your wardrobe cleaned up, cleaned out and organised. 

How to start organising your closet

Whether it is for spring cleaning or just trying to get organised, one of the hardest places to keep neat is your wardrobe closet. It seems like everyone struggles with it. After all, putting away your clean clothes isn’t exactly thrilling, it’s one of those ‘I’ll get round to it tasks’. It’s time to take charge and organise the space so that it is a quick and easy task to complete after each washing load.

Don’t just pull it all out at once

It can be overwhelming if you bring everything out of the closet and try to tackle everything at once. So let’s break down the tasks that you need to complete in order to organise your wardrobe.

Sort your clothes by type

Start by pulling out all of the same types of clothing. Whether it is everyday shirts, dress shirts, shorts or dress pants, pull all the same ones out. Then you can see what you have, what you want to keep and what you want to donate. This is a simple way to get through it.

Once you have sorted through one part, you can either put it back in if there is space or set it aside and start the next set. I like to leave it out so that everything can come out, slowly, and then the closet can be thoroughly cleaned as I put things back in. 

Wardrobe organising tips

Arrange by category

As you start adding everything back into the wardrobe, if you do not have an organisation plan in mind, you are going to run into the same problem. Consider adding everything back in by category. If you are hanging the clothes, hang all the dress shirts together, dress pants, everyday shirt and so forth. This not only lets you put everything in neatly, but it also lets you find them easily later. 

Clothes hangers

Another tip that many people like is to use all the same clothes hangers. Because they are uniform, it automatically makes it look organised. Also, following the same line of thinking, making sure all the hangers are facing the same way. These little things make people feel like something is more organised simply because it is more aesthetically pleasing. 

Shoe storage

Put shoes together as pairs and store them neatly on the floor. If you have a lot of shoes, consider getting shelves. If you do not have selves or want to invest in actual shelves, get a hanging organiser for shoes or you can use boxes that are on their side. The one set of shoes go inside the box while the other set goes on top of the basket. This is a simple and inexpensive way to make space for all of the shoes. 

Marie Kondo folding

If you have shelves or drawers, the clothes that go inside of these drawers should be folded or rolled utilising the Marie Kondo folding technique as this takes up less space and stored together. Use the same concept of storing like things together. This makes it easier to find the clothes that you are looking for. 

Once the wardrobe is cleaned and organised, the next step is to make sure it stays that way. Take the few extra seconds to put it in its place and then you will always have a nice clean closet which will allow you to find exactly what you want to wear without too much fuss.

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  • Priscilla Stubbs 3rd February 2020 at 12:44 PM

    I colour co-ordinate my wardrobe, eg all black clothes together etc. and then I can see at a glance what I want to wear.

  • Sheena Batey 3rd February 2020 at 2:37 PM

    I like to put the same colour clothes together or clothes that go together to make an outfit

  • Charlotte isobelle 3rd February 2020 at 3:10 PM

    I like to put all t shirts together all dressy clothes together and what not 🙂

  • Angela treadway 3rd February 2020 at 5:28 PM

    my wardrobe isn’t the most organised lol but i put all the trousers together, jumpers ect all together so i know where everything is x

  • Jackie Howell 3rd February 2020 at 6:08 PM

    I have a declutter twice a year dividing my clothes into Summer and Winter so as to make best use of space, use matching hangers.

    • Stephanie Keill 20th February 2020 at 11:04 AM

      Do not hold on to things that you no longer need or use. Donate them to charity and it will help to maintain a clutter free wardrobe.

  • Annette 3rd February 2020 at 6:17 PM

    I try to recycle clothes I’d probably never wear again from my wardrobe around the start of every season to make more space for every day essentials.

  • Christine Dodd 3rd February 2020 at 6:44 PM

    Only store clothes in your wardrobe for the current season. Store everything else in bags, boxes or a suitcase under the bed or in the loft.

  • ashleigh allan 3rd February 2020 at 8:24 PM

    Have a regular clear out!

  • fiona waterworth 3rd February 2020 at 8:47 PM

    The only organisation my wardrobe has is a jumper rack and a shoe rack

  • Caroline H 3rd February 2020 at 9:07 PM

    I keep all t-shirts together, shirts together etc. I actually try to hang as many of my clothes as I can rather than store in drawers so I can see easily what I’ve got easily.

  • Karen Barrett 3rd February 2020 at 10:58 PM

    I have two wardrobes and I have Summer clothes in one and winter clothes in the other. Plus I have photographs of my shoes on the front of storage boxes.

  • Solange 3rd February 2020 at 11:04 PM

    Organise your closet by category and then by colour.

  • Natalie B 4th February 2020 at 6:32 AM

    I love new ideas of how to get the best out my storage

  • Helen Tovell 4th February 2020 at 9:51 AM

    I sort by style and colour and it works for me

    • Kerstin B 15th February 2020 at 8:23 AM

      Don’t hord everything. Get rid of clothes you no longer need so it’s less cramped in the wardrobe.

  • james jordan 4th February 2020 at 1:53 PM

    Fantastic 😀 keeping my fingers crossed 🤞

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  • Alice Gilkes 4th February 2020 at 6:03 PM

    I put all of my tops together, all bottoms together and so on.

  • Laura Pritchard 4th February 2020 at 7:33 PM

    I try to keep types of clothes together – all my smart work tops, then going out tops, then casual tops etc

    • Helen Best 6th February 2020 at 9:21 PM

      I try to keep my things in order dress tops & trousers & daily ones separately

  • Tracy Newton 4th February 2020 at 9:25 PM

    I am embarrassed to say that I can’t give any tips, because, my drawers and wardrobes are a terrible mess. One day I will sort them.

  • Fiona jk42 4th February 2020 at 10:20 PM

    I rotate what clothes I have hanging in my bedroom wardrobe depending on the season. In Spring and Autumn I swap over warm clothes for cooler clothes or vice versa. I put the clothes I’m not going to be wearing for the next few months in the wardrobe in our guest room. That way my bedroom wardrobe is not over-stuffed.

  • Debbie Miller 5th February 2020 at 10:50 PM

    I don’t have any tips as my wardrobe is in dire need of a sort through.. I have so much in there, I have actually tied the handles together to keep it closed…… New Hangers and about 20 hours to do it……..

  • Carole Nott 6th February 2020 at 5:02 PM

    I put all my “not worn very much” together!

  • Andrea Fletcher 6th February 2020 at 5:54 PM

    I put all my trousers together, dresses together etc.

  • Julie Ward 7th February 2020 at 12:09 AM

    If I had tips my wardrobe would be organised

  • Michelle Smith 7th February 2020 at 1:12 PM

    If it’s winter then I take out my summer clothes and store them away until I need them again giving me more space in my wardrobe

  • Denise Wilden 8th February 2020 at 10:47 AM

    I sort my wardrobe out regularly and I put my day clothes, work clothes and going out clothes together so I know where everything is.

  • Mel Pennie 8th February 2020 at 1:31 PM

    I have a good sort out once a year and if I’ve not worn an item for at least a year then I’m probably never going to wear it! Bag these items up and give them to our local charity shop.

  • Iain maciver 8th February 2020 at 11:26 PM

    declutter often

  • Natalie Burgess 9th February 2020 at 11:07 AM

    I put whatever I wear most all together, then other sections for going out clothes etc xx

  • ADEINNE TONNER 9th February 2020 at 4:23 PM

    For me it sounds silly but i organise my wardrobe my colour so i find it easier

  • Ursula Hunt 11th February 2020 at 10:32 AM

    I organise my clothes in colours to make it easier

  • Pamela Henson 12th February 2020 at 10:32 PM

    In the middle of decluterring my teenage daughters room #Nightmare lol xx

  • Ruth Harwood 13th February 2020 at 10:26 AM

    I just keep the clothes I wear most often in one section and the ones that are for special occassions or just those I don’t wear as much, depending on the season, in another section xx

  • Helen H 14th February 2020 at 7:35 PM

    Don’t forget clothes get dusty like anything else – store seasonal outer wear in zip bags!

  • Susan Smith 15th February 2020 at 6:13 AM

    I organise my wardrobe, by placing the going out clothes one end and the rest at the other end, i have hangers where i can hang five pairs of trousers or skirts on one hanger giving me more space

  • Jennifer Toal 15th February 2020 at 7:59 PM

    By dresses, trousers, jumpers

  • Nadia Josephine 17th February 2020 at 8:45 AM

    I tend to organise by occasion so I have my work clothes, casual and the evening stuff. Helps me find what I need quickly in the morning

  • Yvonne Wilkinson 20th February 2020 at 3:38 PM

    I organise by clothes type eg tops, skirts, trousers

  • jo liddement 20th February 2020 at 5:05 PM

    I put coats and trousers, etc together. I also like to keep special wollen coats and jumpers in a clothes holder to protect from moths.

    • Emma England 21st February 2020 at 10:25 AM

      I organise by type! That’s all I do, I’m not particularly organised when it comes to my wardrobe.

  • Megan Kinsey 22nd February 2020 at 1:31 PM

    I love organising by colour, it cheers me up everytime I open the wardrobe!

  • Tamara Foster 24th February 2020 at 6:08 PM

    To bag up end of seasons clothes so you only have a minimum amount of clothes in your wardrobe

  • Helen Arlow 25th February 2020 at 9:47 AM

    I organise by type…. Dresses together etc x

  • Allan Fullarton 25th February 2020 at 12:24 PM

    Have a regular clear out!

  • Anthea Holloway 26th February 2020 at 7:30 PM

    If you haven’t worn it for 2 years then get rid of it and make some space.

  • Maria F 26th February 2020 at 8:42 PM

    I organise by colour! So much easier!

  • Harneet Farmahan 27th February 2020 at 1:02 AM

    I organize by category, home, casual, party, office wear and seasonal too.

  • James Travis 27th February 2020 at 11:37 AM

    Keep all T-shirts, shirts and trousers etc together, so its easier to go through and select the one that you want

  • Sheri Darby 27th February 2020 at 10:26 PM

    I try to organise my clothes by colour

  • Debbie Miller 28th February 2020 at 3:57 PM

    Throw out any I’ve not worn in the last 3 months.. then check for bobbling and frays.. I’m actually doing this tomorrow. Make sure you have plenty of hangers..

  • Kim Neville 29th February 2020 at 5:51 PM

    I like to hang as much as I can like my tshirts, tops, jeggings so they dont get creased in my wardrobe and fold smaller bits in drawers

  • Sheri Darby 29th February 2020 at 7:09 PM

    I try to organise by colour

  • Darren Bourne 1st March 2020 at 12:22 AM

    I try to put the same colours together to make items easier to find.

  • Janine H 1st March 2020 at 12:41 AM

    Regular de-cluttering

  • Orange23 1st March 2020 at 3:02 AM

    Organise by type of clothes. all t-shirts together, all trousers together

  • Carly Belsey 1st March 2020 at 5:37 AM

    I organise mine about every 6 months when i am in the mood as it’s a mammoth job haha. I organise by summer and winter clothes

  • Susan B 1st March 2020 at 8:38 AM

    Keep out of season garments out of the way and hang in season garments by type, so all shirts together, all dresses together and so on.

  • Dawn Samples 1st March 2020 at 9:56 AM

    I try to keep items of the same colour together because it looks so much more organised x

  • Adrian Bold 1st March 2020 at 12:33 PM

    Every 3 months I try and have a clear out of clothes or items that I will no longer wear.

  • Sue dodd 1st March 2020 at 6:26 PM

    Love these great coat hangers

  • Rebecca Beesley 1st March 2020 at 9:25 PM

    if you have the space, keep your regularly worn clothes in one section of the wardrobe and special occassion clothes in another section so it is easier to find what you need

  • natalie s 1st March 2020 at 9:40 PM

    I group the clothes into categories such as work, leisure and of course group for season

  • Ruth Amy Wollerton 1st March 2020 at 9:42 PM

    Put together outfits from your clothes, if there are pieces that don’t match anything, get rid of them.

  • Lesley Cohen Wright 1st March 2020 at 9:46 PM

    I put all the trousers together, then all my skirts and then my tops.

  • Amy Jo 1st March 2020 at 9:55 PM

    I’m not very good at organising my wardrobe right now – I normally split it out by clothing types and then colour, but I don’t have enough hangers to do that! So this is why this prize would be perfect!

  • lynn neal 1st March 2020 at 10:07 PM

    I like to have a section for work, everyday wear, special occasion etc.

  • Tee Simpson 1st March 2020 at 11:36 PM

    I sort my clothes by season. I put winter clothes away in summer and vice versa to keep things neat.

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