If you ever catch yourself wishing your clothes were as well sorted as a professional organisers wardrobe, now is your chance.
We’ve put together this comprehensive guide to help you gain control of your wardrobe, once and for all. Ready to learn more? Grab yourself a cuppa and take a read below.
Step 1: Declutter everything
You’re not going to like this step, but it is essential if you want a well sorted wardrobe.
Set aside an entire afternoon to move everything you own out of your wardrobe – the bed is the perfect place to lay everything – decluttering in the process. This is the time to get rid of clothing that no longer fits, doesn’t suit you, or that you know deep down you will never wear again.
You can choose to donate to charity, give to friends, or even sell online for some extra cash.
Step 2: Assess your wardrobe
Once you’ve decluttered your belongings, it’s important to consider how you will store what is left. Do you need extra drawers? Perhaps a shoe rack would work well at the bottom of your wardrobe? Or could you screw hooks into the inside of your wardrobe doors for handbags and scarves?
There are so many storage solutions for wardrobes you can also choose to look online at Pinterest for inspiration.
Step 3: Sort clothing by type
After you have your storage sorted it is time to start moving items back into your wardrobe. We recommend taking your time and organising hanging clothing in order of length and type.
This means starting with coats, dresses, pants, skirts and finally tops. The same rule should be applied to drawers as this allows you to always know where to find the item you’re searching for.
Step 4: Make sure everything has a home
One of the biggest mistakes people make with sorting their clothes is that they don’t give everything a home. This will only lead to chaos down the track – and who wants to experience that?
Another great rule of thumb is ensuring that you can see everything inside your wardrobe when you open the doors.
If you can’t or the doors can’t close properly – it’s time to sort and declutter some more!