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.
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.
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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