Keeping the wardrobe organised
Posted on 15 June 2017
The wardrobe, our dreaded nightmare. These things can get pretty untidy from time to time and usually get put as the last chore on our to do lists. There is also the dreaded chair, let’s be honest, we all have one of those! They sit in the corner of your room and 5 days after you’ve tidied your room, you’ve probably lost sight of it! Because it’s completely snowed under the entire content of your cupboard!
If you live by these organisational tips, you’ll eventually get into the habit of putting clothes straight back where they belong!
First things first, identify what season we’re heading into. Pack away anything that won’t be needed so that all your focus is on what you do need!
Next, another task we all love; going through what we don’t need to keep. If you are holding onto something and you’re sitting on the fence, ask yourself these questions:
- Have I worn this in the last year?
- Am I holding onto this for any sentimental reasons?
- Would I buy this now?
- And most importantly, does this even fit?
Go from there and decide whether you are keeping it, giving it away to charity or try and sell it on Gumtree/EBay or your local second-hand markets!
Now, onto the fun part! The set up. Everyone probably has their own way for oragnising their wardrobe, but these tips may still help!
For any hanging items:
Organise by type of clothing/length:Shirts, Dresses, Skirts, Pants Jackets and Coats.
- Organise by colour: - Light to dark or dark to light (and then by type within your colours)
For anything folded (whether it is shelves or a chest of drawers):
- Any casual shirts or tee shirts in the same pile/shelf
- Anything slightly dressier or more delicate, put together.
- Denim (or folded over a hanger)
- Active wear
- Knitwear, never hang as it will stretch them out.
- Always put your less used items on the most out of reach shelf.
- Remember, fold knitwear, don’t hang it!
- Bras, if you have the space, try to have them all lying flat over one another in a drawer. If you fold them into each other it can damage the wires and they won’t last as long!
- Velvet hangers take up less space and the clothes don’t slip off.
- Add some hooks if you can for any scarves, Jewellery, hats etc.
- Again, if you have the space keep your shoes in boxes! Despite the space It takes up, they do prevent any dust and damage to the shoes.
Now you should have plenty of room for all of your THG