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7 Tips for an Organised Wardrobe

Getting your wardrobe organised properly will make selecting your outfit in the morning super-easy. But where do you even begin?

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1.    De-clutter

Yep, that’s right. Take EVERYTHING out of your wardrobe and lay it all out on the floor or bed. This is a great opportunity to clean the inside of your wardrobe too as it’s not often it will be completely empty. Vacuum and a wipe down so when you put your clothes back in they’ll stay clean.

Once everything is out, sort your clothes into 3 piles; Keep, Maybe, Recycle. You can sort the recycle pile and donate a little later on. But, make sure you’re ruthless with this and don’t keep something you’ve not worn in the past few months.

Keep up with this decluttering of the wardrobe too. If something in your wardrobe hasn’t been worn in a while or is damaged, recycle it now - don’t wait until the next time you do a big clear out.

Not sure how to declutter your wardrobe? We have the answer in our published article How to De-clutter a Wardrobe.

2.    Boxes

Invest in stackable boxes or wicker baskets for keeping small items organised on shelves in the walk-in wardrobe – but measure the shelving before you buy so that you get boxes that fit snuggly. Use these to store clothes and keep it need and ride rather than piling everything up. You’ll find you can fit much more in.

3.    Hanging organisers

Depending on your storage space, if you’re limited on shoe storage then buying a hanging shoe organiser that attaches to the clothes rail in your wardrobe. This is a great way to keep shoes tidy and tucked away. They are affordable too but if hanging space is at a premium, consider a shoe rack for the floor of the walk-in wardrobe.

4.    Matching Hangers

This isn’t a necessity but matching hangers will not only look much better, but they will also keep all your hanging clothes looking organised, especially as the hangers are the same size. We suggest wooden hangers as they’re less likely to break or bend like plastic ones, which results in misshapen shoulders in clothing!

5.    Drawer Dividers

If you have drawers in the wardrobe, keeping them organised is best done with inserts known as drawer dividers. Relatively inexpensive, they can be plastic strips that connect or wooden trays that offer small pockets that are perfect for jewellery, cuff links and other small items organised and accessible. They are also available for clothing, although folding your clothes in a different way (roll not fold!) and organising by colour as well as type (short sleeved, long sleeved etc.) makes drawer space much more organised

6.    Colour co-ordinate

When putting your clothes back in their respective places, try to colour coordinate and keep colours grouped together. This will make it easy to find things when you’re in a rush and it brings the whole look of your wardrobe into the 21st century.

7.    Remove ‘out of season’ clothing

In summer, store away all you heavier and bulkier winter clothes out of the way and in winter, store summer clothes away (after recycling those you won’t wear again!). The best way to do this is by using vacuum bags to reduce the space they take up and they’ll also be kept clean, no matter where you store them. When one season ends, swap clothing items and keep your wardrobe with only the things you’re going to wear.

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