Regardless of the size and shape of your wardrobe, there never seems to be enough room to tidily fit all of your clothes. These top ten wardrobe organisation tips will help you de-clutter and re-organise your wardrobe for optimum space and an aesthetically pleasing look.
- Have a clear-out
- Change your wardrobe with the seasons
- Deep clean your wardrobe
- Hang your clothes by category
- Colour code your clothing
- Use coordinating hangers
- Utilise shelving space
- Use storage boxes
- Maximise vertical storage space
- Utilise empty wall space
Have a clear-out
If your wardrobe is looking cluttered and disorganised the first thing to do is have a clear out. Take everything out- clothes, shoes, accessories, bags, and anything else you may have in there, and lay it all out on your bed. Sift through your items and throw out anything that you don’t want or need anymore.
TOP TIP: If you’re finding it difficult to throw items away think about when the last time you have wore or used the item was. If it wasn’t in the last 6-12 months, and the item has no sentimental value, then throw it away.
Rather than discarding your clothes in the bin, donate them to a local charity shop or clothing donation bin. If you no longer need the clothing for yourself, why not give it to someone less fortunate.
De-cluttering your wardrobe of items you no longer wear or use will leave you with a much clearer wardrobe that is easier to navigate and more aesthetically pleasing to look at.
Change your wardrobe with the seasons
Your winter and autumn wardrobe will contain bulkier clothing, such as jumpers, whereas your summer and spring wardrobe will consist of thinner materials. The best way to utilise the space in your wardrobe is by alternating your clothing with the seasons. This means that you will have plenty of space in the autumn and winter for your bulkier clothing, and room to spare in the summer and spring with the absence of unnecessary items. Make sure that you store your clothing away properly to avoid ruining them.
Deep clean your wardrobe
Every 3 months take everything out of your wardrobe and give it a deep clean. Wipe down all the walls and doors, hoover the bottom of it to get rid of any dust, and spray the inside of it with room spray. Not only will this leave your wardrobe gleaming from the outside, but it will also prevent your clothing from becoming unnecessarily dusty from being left in a dirty wardrobe.
Hang your clothes by category
We’ve all been in that situation where you’re running late for something and can’t seem to find the right thing to wear. Endlessly flicking through your clothes, trying desperately to find something appropriate. Make it easier to find your perfect outfit by organising your clothes by category. Keep all of your trousers, shirts, jackets, etc. together. This will make it easier to see what clothes you have available to you and also make clothing combinations easier to figure out.
Colour code your clothing
If you want to go one step further from hanging your clothes by category, you may also want to hang your clothes by colour. If you are a particularly visual person, you may find it easier to pick your outfits by sourcing what particular items you want to wear by their colour. Not to mention, this will look incredibly visually effective when you open your wardrobe.
Use coordinating hangers
If you want to make your wardrobe look organised use the same coloured and sized hangers. Nothing screams wardrobe chaos more than clothes hung on an abundance of different sized and coloured hangers. Using the same hangers will make your wardrobe look more uniform and therefore more organised.
Utilise shelving space
If you have shelves in your wardrobe, or the space to install shelves, utilise that space. Use your shelves to stack heavy and bulky items that take up space in your wardrobe, but won’t lose their shape if folded and stacked. Stack jumpers, denim items and anything else that may take up a lot of wardrobe space.
Use storage boxes
If you have space in your wardrobe for storage boxes use that space. Use storage boxes to store everyday t-shirts, pyjamas, and work out outfits. These items are less likely to lose shape and become overly wrinkled, and will also save an abundance of room for other clothes to be hung up. Additionally, because these items tend to be made from thinner material you can store more items in a smaller space.
Maximise vertical storage space
No matter the size and shape of your wardrobe, you will always have vertical space that you can utilise. If you don’t have any space to store your shoes, why not get a hanging shoe rack to put over your wardrobe doors. Alternatively, you can buy specialised hangers to hang accessories, belts, and scarves from. This can save on using individual hangers for individual scarves etc. Whatever vertical storage you have, make sure to utilise it as best as you can.
Utilise empty wall space
Not all clothing items need to be put in your wardrobe. If you own many scarves and belts, utilise your empty wall space and hang your accessories on the wall. You can do so by either using nails or investing in a wall holder. This will de-clutter your wardrobe of unnecessary accessories and make it easier for you to choose your accessory for the day.
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April 11, 2023 at 12:54 pm
Thank you for these great decluttering tips! I think taking before and after pics will really help motivate me!!!
December 3, 2022 at 12:06 pm
Thanks for sharing this informative tips keep writing keep sharing
November 9, 2022 at 2:08 pm
Thanks for sharing with us.
May 10, 2022 at 5:59 pm
Woah, as soon as you specified that small containers should be sufficient enough to keep our clothes properly organized and protected from dirt or dust too, I was totally blown away. My son just moved into an empty studio apartment which he plans to rent for a whole year, and he’s been wondering if he should add a proper wardrobe there. I’ll suggest him this alternative so he can order the right installation soon after.