Wednesday, 13 June 2018

How to Organise your Wardrobe

Did you know that learning how to organise your wardrobe properly can save you so much time and energy on a daily basis? We all have to get dressed every day, sometimes more than once for different activities and without a system in place things can get messy very quickly.

Fear not we are providing a step by step guide on how to de-clutter and reorganise your wardrobe!

Step One: Identify the Reason for Organising your Wardrobe

When it comes to your wardrove, there are a few common things that have been said many a time and you are bound to associate with at least one of them and this will usually be the reason as to why you are motivated to get it all done.

You might find yourself saying such things as:

Step Two: Clear it Out and Assess the Space you Have Left

It helps to get your wardrobe completely empty when you start to re-organise your wardrobe, this allows you to see exactly what you have in terms of clothes and the storage space which you are currently working with.

If you have plenty of space, then you may be able to restore all of your clothes back into the space but in an organised way, when you know what space you have that is when you can make decisions about how best to organise your wardrobe, and what would work for you.

You can always think about space elsewhere as well, but simply don’t move the clutter from one room to another, it is important to think of all the space in your home as a vital space, and only mark out spaces which would be easy to store items.

Step Four: Sort Through Each Item

Pick up each item of clothing and make a decision about it there and then, the best way to sort through your clothes is to create a pile for each of the following:

  • KEEP – FREQUENT USE – Items that fit, that go with other items, that you wear often – or have worn in the last 3 months
  • KEEP – INFREQUENT USE – Special occasion items such as evening wear, wedding dress, maternity wear
  • KEEP – OUT OF SEASON – whatever is not worn in the season you are currently in
  • KEEP – TO ACTION – items that require cleaning, mending etc…
  • CHARITY – Items in good condition that you don’t wear anymore
  • GIVEAWAY – either to friends, Freecycle, supermarket recycling bins etc..
  • SELL – on Ebay for example

Step Six: Find a Place for Everything

As with any organising project, you want to have all of your items in places that make the most sense for you and the way you live. Take a look at the amount of clothes you have and the spaces you have to store these in.
  • Think about storing the clothes you really need to keep but don’t need everyday in different locations i.e. under the bed, in the loft, etc. Making sure they are still accessible when necessary.
  • For purely sentimental items such as wedding gowns, etc. store in deeper storage areas so that you can get them if you need too but this will be rare.
  • Out of season clothes can be kept out of the way but accessible – as weather can be variable in the UK! – simply rotate when seasons change.

Step Seven: Organise Each Space

You are now ready to sort your wardrobe – you have everything that you want to store in it, and it will be items that you use frequently, and possibly items from the other categories as well, dependent on space available.

Step Eight: Live with it for a While

Now you have sorted your clothes out, created space for them, and found the best way to store them so that they will be easy to find as and when required. Next step is to live with the system, and to work with it as you go day to day.

Clothes are constantly needed, and so need to be constantly looked after to stay organised otherwise they will very quickly get messed up and cluttered again.

Step Nine: Make Any Tweaks

When it comes back to evaluating your organisation system, you want to be able to tweak anything that doesn’t work very well for you.

Ask yourself the following questions:

  • Are you finding it hard to find items quickly still?
  • Do you feel like you have too many clothes?
  • Are there many ways in which you need to re-evaluate?