Give your clothes the love and attention they deserve and re-organise your closet. After all, what’s the point in having nice clothes if you can never find them?
These tips will show you how to organise your wardrobe like a pro and take your OCD (or lack thereof) to the next level. You’ll never be late again or feel like you have nothing to wear, and you will rediscover items you forgot you had.
First things first, take all the clothes out of your closet and start with a clean slate. It wouldn’t hurt to get a coffee either.
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How to organise your wardrobe
If you don’t wear it, donate it. Head to a nearby op-shop like Good Sammy’s, Salvation Army or Vinnies. You will help someone in need and help reduce your carbon footprint, too.
#2 Pack out-of-season clothes away
Who needs their Winter clothes in Summer? Keep out the essentials for the season you are in and pack away the rest in another closet or under your bed.
#3 Hang what you can
Not only will you be able to see your clothes better, but you will rediscover the items you loved, but forgot about…
#4 Use tiered multi-pant hangers
Now your jeans and skirts will take up a fraction of the space.
Ikea Trouser Hanger ($5)
Trying to find that pink dress or that teeny tiny number? Never fear, colour-coordinate your clothes and finding them will be easy.
If colour-coordination isn’t your thing, put all your jeans, jackets, shirts, dresses and skirts in separate categories.
#7 Put the things you use most at eye-level
Make sure the clothes you wear often are in reach, and put items you use less on the bottom and top shelves.
#8 Put aside what you need to repair
Now is the time to get those clothes that need a quick-fix back in your heavy rotation.
How to organise your drawers
#9 Allocate drawers
Are your lingerie, pyjamas, activewear and sweaters all mixed up? Dedicate one drawer for each so you know where to go every time.
#10 Fold sweaters and knits
Say goodbye to those awkward hanger bumps ruining your sweater (and your chic aesthetic.) Fold them to keep their shape.
#11 Use drawer dividers
Never lose a sock again. Go DIY and separate your bras, underwear and socks or create sets of bras and undies with a piece of cardboard you can rummage up.
#12 Roll big items
Puffer jackets got you frontin’? Hanging big items takes up too much room, so roll away your problems. That means more room in your closet and zero creasing.
#13 Pack vertically
Instead of stacking your clothes, pack them horizontally so you can see all of them and don’t need to dig.
How to organise accessories
#14 Attach hooks
Use stick-on hooks from Bunnings and attach them inside your wardrobe door. This way, hats and bags are easy to grab on your way out.
#15 Use a wicker basket
Tie up your loose ends and store scarves and belts in a stylish basket by rolling them up for extra efficiency.
#16 Use a file organiser
Your wallets and clutches will feel happier than ever in a repurposed office organiser. They will be easy to find and neatly stacked next to each other.
#17 Display sunglasses
Either store them in a glass or acrylic holder or, if you feel like a quick DIY, hang them on a string on the inside your wardrobe door.
#18 Create a jewellery drawer
Order some cheap trays and place them in your drawer for a luxe feel where you can organise all your jewellery into different categories.
How to organise shoes
#19 Have easy access
Pack shoes you don’t wear as often at the back, or store them somewhere else.
#20 Categorise your shoes
Sneaker junkie? Give them their own section. It may sound simple, but you will be shocked how much rearranging makes a difference to your weekend #ootdgoals.
#21 Store under the clothes in your wardrobe
No, we don’t mean chucking them on the floor in that pile they’ve been in for the last few years.Utilising floor space is the key to making the most of all your space, so line them up or use a shoe stand.
#22 Put them in boxes
Storing them in boxes actually takes up more space. But this way, you can store and stack them easier, they will stay in better condition and you can see the photo on the front of the box for easy outfit planning.
#23 Stagger them
If you are really limited for space, pack shoes with the left and right facing in different directions to maximise every inch of your wardrobe.
Learning how to organise your wardrobe doesn’t have to be an uphill battle. With these simple tips, organising your closet will look better than ever and everyday dressing will be a breeze.