Let’s be honest, sorting clothes in the wardrobe can be stressful at times! But with the summer months fast approaching, and with more time being spent at home, now’s the perfect time to get your wardrobe organised. If you’re wondering how to clear out your wardrobe, our helpful tips and wardrobe storage hacks will help you declutter, organise and get your wardrobe looking great!
Let’s start with the big wardrobe clear out. Yes, it’s okay to say goodbye to the dress you haven’t worn since 1992, and it’s perfectly fine to let go of the top you promised you’d fit into 5 summers ago. And goodbye doesn’t mean it goes into the bin (unless it really is past its sell-by-date) because one person’s trash is another person’s treasure! Put aside the things that just need a little bit of love to bring them back to life, i.e. a quick handwash or dry clean! If you fancy getting a little creative, why not have a go at upcycling your clothing with colourful dye?
Bag your clothes into sections
Once you’ve decluttered, it’s time to bag up. Separate your clothes into sections and label the storage bags, ‘washing’, ‘keep’, ‘sell’, ‘donate’. With all this extra time at home, there’s never been a better time to handwash those delicates. Now’s also the perfect time to put those charity bags to good use, you know the ones that pop through your letter box every week? Check what date the charity are picking up donations and leave outside your front door, ready for collection.
Wardrobe storage hacks
So now you’ve decluttered, bagged up and given your wardrobe a little clean, you’re over the worst! But now’s not the time to simply hang up your clothes and close the wardrobe doors; it’s time to properly organise. And here’s how…
Dress for the seasons
One of the best ways to organise your wardrobe is to section your clothes into seasons. Put pullovers and heavy shirts towards one end of the wardrobe and lighter garments to the other side. Or even better, vacuum pack those winter items that you won’t be wearing for a good few months, and pop them away in your bed storage or the spare room.
How to organise your wardrobe by colour
Once you’ve organised your clothes by season, have a go at sectioning into similar shades, it’ll help you find ‘that yellow top’ much quicker and will look great too. Just sing The Colours of The Rainbow song whilst you’re doing it to keep you on track!
Organise into outfits
One great way that’ll make sure you’re never late to a video call or socially distanced walk is to organise your clothes into outfits. Clothes organisers help to match shirts with trousers, tops with skirts and jackets with jumpsuits for instant stress-free style.
Where you have space, use wardrobe organisers to keep clothes toppling over. This can be achieved with simple storage baskets slotted into the shelf area of your wardrobe. If you’re short on space, there’s also the top of your wardrobe to consider making use of. Get some storage boxes (all the same size and style to help with aesthetics) and use them to store shoes or bulkier items that won’t fit in your wardrobe.
Hang up accessories
When it comes to your wardrobe, accessories like bags, scarfs and hats are easily lost and forgotten about. Try a wardrobe organiser that hangs on the side of your wardrobe; they’re perfect for the little accessories and won’t take up any room, and you’ll be amazed at how many bags you actually have!
And there you have it, your quick guide to a tidier and more organised wardrobe. A little time and effort put into an organised wardrobe like this means you’ll have more time and less stress when it comes to getting ready. Let us know how you get on over on our social channels – Facebook, Twitter or Instagram.