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
You might find yourself saying such things as:
Step Two: Clear it Out and Assess the Space you Have Left
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
- 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
- RUBBISH – ONLY GENUINE RUBBISH THAT NO-ONE WILL BE ABLE TO USE GOES HERE
Step Six: Find a Place for Everything
- 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
Step Eight: Live with it for a While
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
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?