Everyone wants a walk-in wardrobe, but not everyone has the spare room for this. Instead, organising your wardrobe can help you feel like you have much more room to work with. If you don’t change your wardrobe through the seasons, you can expect a big cluttered mess in your wardrobe where you can’t find anything you need.
If you have reached the point where you simply can’t fit more clothes in your wardrobe, then our latest blog post is for you! Let’s take a look through some simple tips on how to declutter and organise your wardrobe.
Are you sick of rummaging through your wardrobe to find something? Tucking clothes in drawers and wardrobes can make it very difficult to match outfits together which can be annoying when you're going out or are in a rush. Although you may have a lot of clothes, you might be stuck due to the size of your wardrobe.
Instead, use this as a base point and use it as your guide when you organise your wardrobe. If you have a set of drawers as well as wardrobe space, then use these for bulkier items, such as hoodies and loungewear, as these items can take up a lot of space when hung up in a wardrobe.
Once you have done this, remove everything left onto your bed, get rid of what you don’t wear and just keep what you wear and what fits. If you feel you have clothes that you haven't worn in a while or that don't fit anymore, give them to charity or recycle them. This will free up your wardrobe and make your clothes more visible, helping to organise your wardrobe.
If we're being honest with ourselves, we don't get a lot of sun here in the UK. So, why do we continue to keep all of our summer holiday clothes in our wardrobe throughout the year? It simply doesn't make sense to have them take up valuable space in the wardrobe.
Instead, organise your wardrobe further by creating a summer box where you can fit all your summer items such as a sun hat, swimwear, summer dresses and shorts. Ensure that there is a label on it and then pop it away in a safe place, ready for when those few summer days return at long last.
Just like your holiday clothing, a great way to organise your wardrobe is to remove all of your dress attire such as suits, blazers and dresses and store them somewhere other than your everyday wardrobe to save space. When organising your wardrobe, it is important to understand that, due to the nature of these clothes, they take up a lot more valuable space, so putting these in a labelled box or vacuum pack storage bags when putting them away can give you a lot more room to play with.
If you have a style that you follow day in and day out, it can sometimes feel stale once you have exhausted your wardrobe. You don’t want to be wearing the same style 10 years down the line. Instead, spruce it up a little. You should give your wardrobe an appraisal every 3 months. This will help to organise your wardrobe and keep it fresh each season.
Once you have worn a piece of clothing, when you go to hang it back up, you can organise your wardrobe further by twisting the head of the hanger. This shows that you have worn it. If your hanger has not been touched, then this is a good way to see which pieces you are not wearing and look to give them to charity.
One of the best joys, when you organise your wardrobe, is you can actually keep your beautiful clothes protected for longer. Once you have cleared your wardrobe and drawers, give them a clean, dusting and dry them thoroughly before placing your clothing back in. You can organise your wardrobe by category and then by colour.
Wire hangers are not a good choice for hanging clothes as they can misshape your clothes, wooden hangers are great if you have enough space. But for most of us, it is best to get some skinny hangers that don’t take up too much room in your wardrobe, making it feel cluttered. If you have the room, then consider other storage options, such as our range of storage baskets or shoe racks for clothes that are out of season, instead of them taking up valuable space in your wardrobe.