Here in the UK, we don’t have large walk in wardrobes, so most of us have to make do with a small wardrobe in our bedroom, which means we need to be super organised with the way we store our clothes. Whether you have a capsule wardrobe or a wardrobe with hundreds of items you need to keep it organised in a way which works for you. Having a well-organised wardrobe which is practical and workable makes getting ready in the morning so much easier as well as simplifying putting everything away on laundry day.
Keep Everything Accessible
Everything in your wardrobe should be easy to access and see. For me, this means hanging as many pieces as possible (having a minimal wardrobe means everything fits in a small closet) as I can see everything in the morning when I go to get dressed. If you want to store your clothes in drawers, don’t over fill them. If you have drawers stuffed full of clothes you will forget what you have in it and may even forget what clothes you own. You know the saying out of sight out of mind.
Store the clothes you wear on a day to basis in the same room you get dressed in, whether that’s your bedroom or a separate walk in closet. If you do have a chest of drawers, as well as a hanging rail, keep them close together so everything is at hand when your getting dressed.
Separating your clothes into sections within your wardrobe will make it easier to find the right clothes in the morning. It doesn’t matter how you choose to section your clothes. You can section by type, occasion, style or colour it’s completely up to you. Personally, I section by type and then by colour. So I keep all my tops together and organise them from light to dark.
Get Matching Hangers
Not only do matching hangers make your wardrobe aesthetically pleasing, they can help keep your clothes looking their best (if you have good quality hangers) and are less distracting, meaning your eyes are drawn to your clothes and not the mix and match hangers. Avoid using plastic or wire hangers. Wooden hangers look good and are very strong (ideal for winter coats), however, they do take up a lot of space in your wardrobe, so should be avoided if you only have a small closet. I use space saving non-slip hangers which take up hardly any space (mine are a few years old now, but you can buy similar on amazon
). I like to have all my hangers facing the same way as well, it just makes everything look much neater.
Keep it Clean
I’m sure you all keep your clothes clean, but what about your wardrobe? About once a month I take everything out my wardrobe to give the inside of my wardrobe a clean. I will vacuum the floor and wipe down all the surfaces. You’ll be surprised at how mucky the inside of your wardrobe can get. This doesn’t take long (around 10 minutes) and I know that I’m putting my clean clothes into a clean space.
Don’t make it too complex
I’m sure you’ve all seen those images of perfectly organised closets on Pinterest. You know the ones with individual sections for each pair of shoes and shelves perfectly spaced for the collection of designer handbags. But what happens when you buy a new pair of shoes or a larger handbag? If your closet is too complex you won’t bother putting things away probably on laundry day and will end up with piles of clothes waiting to be put away. Keeping your wardrobe organised should be a really simple process as you will be taking stuff out and putting things back every day. I used to keep all of my shoes in separate storage boxes at the bottom of my wardrobe, but after a long day, I found myself just leaving the shoes outside the boxes. I now have a simple IKEA shoe rack for my everyday shoes which is so much easy just to put my shoes on at the end of each day.
Keep things simple and easy to use.