DIY Tips For Organizing Your Wardrobe
Are you one of those people who find yourself every morning or every time you have to go out, rummaging through your wardrobe, trying to figure out what to wear and where to find it? Or are you constantly declaring you have nothing to wear, yet your closet is bursting with everything under the sun? Today we're at your rescue! As it time to help you declutter, control and organize your overwhelming wardrobe, and transform it into a carefully curated work of art.
First remove everything from your wardrobe then sort into four piles - clothes you wear frequently, least frequent, old clothes and those you do not wear. For clarity, if you have not worn it for a year or more it is a clutter, get rid of it! That is of course unless it is a staple or investment piece. For those items you wear frequently store where you can easily access, for the less used store up high, donate those you do not wear, and toss out the old.
MERCHANDISE YOUR WARDROBE
The next step is to merchandise and curate your wardrobe by category, type and color. Hang skirts, dresses, shirts, trousers, suits, jackets and coats. Be sure to use one type of hanger for a a neater effect; padded or wooden hangers are much sturdier and maintain the garments' shape best. If your closet is strapped for space opt for slimline hangers - try to avoid wire hangers. Always remove garment from dry cleaner's bag before hanging - the plastic does not allow fabric to breathe. For protective purposes use garment bags instead.
Organize knitwear, denim, t-shirts and loungewear by folding as they do not crease easily and may stretch out of shape. Store these by function on shelves, in cubbies or drawers, with seasonal items in boxes or suitcases on the top shelf or under beds to free up more closet space. Shelf dividers are also a great way to stack folded items.
The wardrobe door is the perfect place to hang ties, belts, scarves, bags and other accessories by simple adding hooks or a door rack. This puts them in plain site with accessibility. Fold socks and hosiery together to help keep them neat and store in drawers, baskets, bins or hanging shelves.
Invest in a shoe rack or slim clear plastic shoe boxes to store footwear and to help maximize the vertical space at the base of your wardrobe. To fit more shoes, flip one pair backwards instead of lining them up in a straight line; and slide sandals one foot inside the other.
Remember, the goal is to maximize the space you already have, while editing your wardrobe down to what you will actually wear. Use these tips to find a system that works for you yet easy to maintain.
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