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How to Organise Your Wardrobe Better
No matter how big or small your wardrobe is, you need to utilise all that available space so that it suits the way you live.
We all get dressed and undressed at each end of the day. The ‘morning rush’ is a common phenomenon that happens in most households. Factor in getting a brood of kids ready for school and you can soon see how chaos can ensue.
Being organised and being able to see things that you need to put your hand straight on every morning is important and yet, we don’t have a wardrobe that is organised to meet our needs.
What follows are some tips that we have picked up from our customers as well as from lifestyle gurus and their blogs.
It seems that there are five rules that people with super-organised and super-functional wardrobes bear in mind:
- Use all available space BUT – and here’s the crunch! – it must be kept organised.
- Keep out of seasons clothes out of the way – vacuum sealed bags in the attic or under the bed seems to work really well.
- If you can ‘see’ it, you are more likely to wear it.
- Keep some space or a hanger or two free for a ‘quick’ or ‘emergency’ clean up
- Back of shelving is often utilised – use it!
Many of us choose to hang clothes although some lifestyle gurus we came across had very little, if any hanging space in their wardrobe. This is probably because we are accustomed to buying flat-packed wardrobes that are a large rectangular box with two doors. There is a hanging rail and one shelf.
However, many of these bloggers kept the vast majority of their clothes folded including trousers, sweaters, jumper and some blouses and shirts. Hanging items were limited to dresses, skirts, suits and items made from delicate or easily-creased material.
This is the benefit of creating your own bespoke sliding door wardrobe or bespoke closet as you can include as many shelving units as you need, as well as bespoke storage solutions such as shoes etc.
Top Tip – a great space-saving tip is to invest in hangers from which more than one item can be hung. Tiered hangers work well with several items.
Folding clothes for storage seemed to be the main tool that bloggers used to keep their wardrobes in order.
Some ordered their folded clothing by style – sweatshirts, hooded tops, work jumpers etc. – and then by colour. There are many ways to fold your clothes to save space, adding a new level of organisation to your wardrobe.