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How to Organise Your Wardrobe

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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  • Reply Priscilla Stubbs

    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.

    3rd February 2020 at 12:44 PM
  • Reply Sheena Batey

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

    3rd February 2020 at 2:37 PM
  • Reply Charlotte isobelle

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

    3rd February 2020 at 3:10 PM
  • Reply Angela treadway

    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

    3rd February 2020 at 5:28 PM
  • Reply Jackie Howell

    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.

    3rd February 2020 at 6:08 PM
    • Reply Stephanie Keill

      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.

      20th February 2020 at 11:04 AM
  • Reply Annette

    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.

    3rd February 2020 at 6:17 PM
  • Reply Christine Dodd

    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.

    3rd February 2020 at 6:44 PM
  • Reply ashleigh allan

    Have a regular clear out!

    3rd February 2020 at 8:24 PM
  • Reply fiona waterworth

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

    3rd February 2020 at 8:47 PM
  • Reply Caroline H

    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.

    3rd February 2020 at 9:07 PM
  • Reply Karen Barrett

    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.

    3rd February 2020 at 10:58 PM
  • Reply Solange

    Organise your closet by category and then by colour.

    3rd February 2020 at 11:04 PM
  • Reply Natalie B

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

    4th February 2020 at 6:32 AM
  • Reply Helen Tovell

    I sort by style and colour and it works for me

    4th February 2020 at 9:51 AM
    • Reply Kerstin B

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

      15th February 2020 at 8:23 AM
  • Reply james jordan

    Fantastic 😀 keeping my fingers crossed 🤞

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    4th February 2020 at 1:53 PM
  • Reply Alice Gilkes

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

    4th February 2020 at 6:03 PM
  • Reply Laura Pritchard

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

    4th February 2020 at 7:33 PM
    • Reply Helen Best

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

      6th February 2020 at 9:21 PM
  • Reply Tracy Newton

    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.

    4th February 2020 at 9:25 PM
  • Reply Fiona jk42

    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.

    4th February 2020 at 10:20 PM
  • Reply Debbie Miller

    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……..

    5th February 2020 at 10:50 PM
  • Reply Carole Nott

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

    6th February 2020 at 5:02 PM
  • Reply Andrea Fletcher

    I put all my trousers together, dresses together etc.

    6th February 2020 at 5:54 PM
  • Reply Julie Ward

    If I had tips my wardrobe would be organised

    7th February 2020 at 12:09 AM
  • Reply Michelle Smith

    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

    7th February 2020 at 1:12 PM
  • Reply Denise Wilden

    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.

    8th February 2020 at 10:47 AM
  • Reply Mel Pennie

    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.

    8th February 2020 at 1:31 PM
  • Reply Iain maciver

    declutter often

    8th February 2020 at 11:26 PM
  • Reply Natalie Burgess

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

    9th February 2020 at 11:07 AM

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

    9th February 2020 at 4:23 PM
  • Reply Ursula Hunt

    I organise my clothes in colours to make it easier

    11th February 2020 at 10:32 AM
  • Reply Pamela Henson

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

    12th February 2020 at 10:32 PM
  • Reply Ruth Harwood

    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

    13th February 2020 at 10:26 AM
  • Reply Helen H

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

    14th February 2020 at 7:35 PM
  • Reply Susan Smith

    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

    15th February 2020 at 6:13 AM
  • Reply Jennifer Toal

    By dresses, trousers, jumpers

    15th February 2020 at 7:59 PM
  • Reply Nadia Josephine

    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

    17th February 2020 at 8:45 AM
  • Reply Yvonne Wilkinson

    I organise by clothes type eg tops, skirts, trousers

    20th February 2020 at 3:38 PM
  • Reply jo liddement

    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.

    20th February 2020 at 5:05 PM
    • Reply Emma England

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

      21st February 2020 at 10:25 AM
  • Reply Megan Kinsey

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

    22nd February 2020 at 1:31 PM
  • Reply Tamara Foster

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

    24th February 2020 at 6:08 PM
  • Reply Helen Arlow

    I organise by type…. Dresses together etc x

    25th February 2020 at 9:47 AM
  • Reply Allan Fullarton

    Have a regular clear out!

    25th February 2020 at 12:24 PM
  • Reply Anthea Holloway

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

    26th February 2020 at 7:30 PM
  • Reply Maria F

    I organise by colour! So much easier!

    26th February 2020 at 8:42 PM
  • Reply Harneet Farmahan

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

    27th February 2020 at 1:02 AM
  • Reply James Travis

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

    27th February 2020 at 11:37 AM
  • Reply Sheri Darby

    I try to organise my clothes by colour

    27th February 2020 at 10:26 PM
  • Reply Debbie Miller

    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..

    28th February 2020 at 3:57 PM
  • Reply Kim Neville

    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

    29th February 2020 at 5:51 PM
  • Reply Sheri Darby

    I try to organise by colour

    29th February 2020 at 7:09 PM
  • Reply Darren Bourne

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

    1st March 2020 at 12:22 AM
  • Reply Janine H

    Regular de-cluttering

    1st March 2020 at 12:41 AM
  • Reply Orange23

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

    1st March 2020 at 3:02 AM
  • Reply Carly Belsey

    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

    1st March 2020 at 5:37 AM
  • Reply Susan B

    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.

    1st March 2020 at 8:38 AM
  • Reply Dawn Samples

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

    1st March 2020 at 9:56 AM
  • Reply Adrian Bold

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

    1st March 2020 at 12:33 PM
  • Reply Sue dodd

    Love these great coat hangers

    1st March 2020 at 6:26 PM
  • Reply Rebecca Beesley

    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

    1st March 2020 at 9:25 PM
  • Reply natalie s

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

    1st March 2020 at 9:40 PM
  • Reply Ruth Amy Wollerton

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

    1st March 2020 at 9:42 PM
  • Reply Lesley Cohen Wright

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

    1st March 2020 at 9:46 PM
  • Reply Amy Jo

    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!

    1st March 2020 at 9:55 PM
  • Reply lynn neal

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

    1st March 2020 at 10:07 PM
  • Reply Tee Simpson

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

    1st March 2020 at 11:36 PM
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