Just purchased your new fitted wardrobe? Or are you in the design stages of it? Well now, its time to assess what you have to put inside (hopefully you have already done this) and where you are going to allocate inside it.
Going through a well-packed wardrobe and organising your belongings can be a daunting task – so we have decided it would be good to share some tips that should make dressing just that little more quicker and help actually create more storage room in your closet.
Step 1: Filter!
Filter through, Ruthlessly! Sort through your clothes with a ruthless state of mind, removing all unwanted and unnecessary clothes and shoes! Put them all aside from now (we know, letting everything go can be hard, but just leave them aside for the time being).
Find a black bin-liner bag. Now look at your pile of clothes and shoes. If there is stuff there that haven’t been work for more then 6 months, chances are they will still not be worn for the next 6 months and the 6 months after that! Sort through it – donate what you can and rest, well its time they meet the recycling yard or trash.
Now you should have three piles. Items you have kept, items you will donate and items you will recycle/through away. Take a deep breath, your now ready to get organised.
Step 2. Seasons by Season
If you have got yourself a well-designed and large walk-in wardrobe, great! You should be in too much need for the next tip. You can skip to next step. For those who don’t, you will need to consider that the seasonal items can take up a lot of excess space in your wardrobe. Those huge winter coats can be taken out and put into separate bags (preferably vacuum seal bags). You should be considering keeping those in top shelves of your wardrobe or possibly in a different room all together.
Not only does the vacuum bags save a load of space but taking all the air out, they are actually really good for storing clothes – they will keep the dust and bugs away from them keeping them in great condition for then they are actually needed.
Step 3: Frequency of Use
Now that we have managed to reduce the quantity of clothes and taken away some of the bulkier items, its time to fill / refill your wardrobe.
We suggest you do this by grouping your clothes by their type – starting at one end of your hanging space and working your way through to the other by hanging items that are small first (i.e. t-shirts, tops, shorts, skirts) and then those that are larger just as trousers, dresses, suits. Do the same with the shoe rack – summer shoes at the front and push your winter shoes towards the back.
Step 4: Everything has its place
Opening up your wardrobe, should let you see everything inside. And you should know where everything is. Keep your wardrobe sorted and organised after washing and it will be a breeze. It sounds simple, it actually is. Few minutes of taking care of your putting items back to where they belong will work wonders in the long run.
Its all about good habits – the good habits will make for easier living.
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