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Wardrobe Storage & Organising Tips

Benn Palmer

Is your wardrobe messy and disorganized? Get it looking neat and tidy, with everything where you want it, with these organizing tips.

A disorganized wardrobe or closet can be a real nightmare. When it's messy and overflowing, finding anything in there is often almost impossible. It also means you might end up with piles of things you don't even wear anymore, whether it's because you can't find them, forgot you have them, or have fallen out of love with them.

Organising your wardrobe and improving your storage methods can really help if you want to take back control. If you're smart about how you organize your clothes and accessories, you can create a sense of calmness in your life. Make the most of the space you have with these top methods of setting your wardrobe to rights.

Pack Up Seasonal Clothes

When you don't have a lot of space to work with, or you just have a lot of clothes, you need to be smart about it. One of the things that could be unnecessarily taking up space is seasonal clothes that you're not currently wearing. If it's the middle of summer, you don't need to have your winter clothes to hand. By packing away some of these items, you can free up space. And when the seasons change and you need them again, swap them around so you have the appropriate clothes for the time of year.

But how should you store these clothes? You need to be careful putting them into storage because there's a risk of damage if they're not stored properly. One option is to use vacuum bags to pack your clothes up tight. This is a good way to save space and store your out-of-season clothes somewhere like under your bed. You could also pack your things into boxes and bags to store where you like. But think about the environment you're choosing to store them in. You don't want them to be damaged by sunlight, moisture or fluctuations in temperature.

Clear Out Clutter

Another way to gain control of your wardrobe is to clear out some of the clutter. Many of us have things that we no longer wear but that we haven't let go of. Maybe you tell yourself you'll wear it one day, or perhaps you just haven't even thought about it for a while.

There are various methods you can use to clear out the clutter in your wardrobe. The Marie Kondo method of removing things that no longer bring you joy is one option. You can also take a more practical approach of removing anything you haven't worn in the last six months to a year. It's tempting to promise yourself you will wear it one day, but it's often much more sensible to recognize that it's unlikely to happen.

Of course, if something is no longer wearable, that should go too. Maybe it doesn't fit or it's falling apart. Donate or recycle what's no longer functional for you.

Make Use of Clothes Hangers

Clothes hangers are obviously one of the most useful tools you can use to organize your wardrobe. Hanging clothes up uses space really efficiently and it's also ideal for keeping items free from creases.

There are various ways to use clothes hangers to your advantage, and a few different types of hangers too. Some are designed to have something slipped over the arms. Others have a closed design so that you can thread something through them to hang, such as a folded pair of pants or a belt. Hangers can help you organize what you're wearing too. Hang things in different directions to show that you're currently wearing them. Try investing in good quality hangers too. You can use the plastic ones you get from stores, but why would you when you can use well-made hangers instead?

Fold What You Don't Hang

Knowing what to fold and what to hang will help you keep your wardrobe organized. Folding items can help you save space, but not everything should be folded. If you fold some items, it can leave them creased and they might take up more space than if you hang them up. Some items that you should hang include suits, jackets, blouses, dresses or anything that can crease easily when folded up.

When it comes to folding, try learning a couple of different methods for folding things neatly. Not only does it look good but it can actually help you use drawers and shelves more efficiently. Neatly folding items into small and uniform packages will allow you to stack them in a way that uses space smartly.

Organize Smaller Items

Sometimes the smallest items are the most difficult to organize. Folding things like underwear can be tricky and it's hard to keep them neat in spaces made for larger items. If you want to organize smaller things such as undergarments , socks, belts or even jewelry, buying some smaller organizing storage is helpful. There are all kinds of boxes, bags, hangers and more that are more suited to helping you store smaller items.

Make Items Easily Accessible

When you remove an item from your wardrobe, closet, drawers or anything else, you don't want it to mess up your organization. There's no need for everything else to come unfolded or go flying every time you need to take something out. The easiest way to keep everything accessible is to organize things so you can see and take out each individual item. Instead of having to remove other items to get to the specific thing you want, you can simply identify it and choose it.

Stay Organized

Getting everything organized is one thing but keeping it all organized is something else. There's no point in spending time making your wardrobe look neat if it's going to be in disarray again within the week. To stop this from happening, you need to make an effort to put things back where you found them. If you can periodically review your wardrobe , it will help you stay on top of everything.

Get your wardrobe organized and it could change your life. A few simple organization methods could bring calm into your life.