Are your closet doors struggling to close? Do you regularly struggle to find certain items? Or are you constantly plagued with the idea that you have nothing to wear, yet your closet is literally fit to burst? I hate to say it, but its time to organise your closet.
It’s a time consuming and a dull chore that very few of us actually enjoy doing. However, maintaining a well-organised closet is not only better for your bank balance but also for your mental health. Clutter is stressful and if you have no idea what pieces you really have, then you’ll be more inclined to keep buying more!
Unsure of where to begin? Don’t panic! Here we’ll explore how you can organise your closet and get it right, the first time!
A gloomy, miserable closet is difficult to organise and keep on top of. It’s not easy to see what you have if you can’t see what you’re doing. So, good closet lighting is essential. These LED lights for your wardrobe are the perfect solution for those who want to manage their closet and actually enjoy the process of getting dressed, selecting outfits and feeling good! And as if that wasn’t enough, LED lights are also cost-effective, cheaper to run and better for the environment!
Sort by category then sort again
Emptying your closet is the first task. However, creating Mt Clothes Pile on your bed is only going to prolong the process and prevent you from completing the task properly. The solution is simple, as you empty your closet, create categories for various items. Shirts in one pile, skirts in another etc. Then go through the separate piles and decide which items you want to keep, which ones you want to donate to charity/sell or those that are beyond salvation and need to be binned.
Remember – if it doesn’t make you feel good, or you’re hanging onto certain items in the hope of fitting back into them, don’t kid yourself. Donate them and then replace them with something that fits and flatters you instead.
Explore storage options
Don’t just stick with that single rail. Explore all the options available. Keep your shoes in soft, box containers so they’re stored together and protected from dust. Vertical shoe organisers work much better as somewhere to store all those t-shirts and skirts. If you want more hanging space rather than shelves, consider removing the shelves and adding some hooks. Play around with ideas!
Organise by category
Whether you want to separate by item, or by occasion, having your closet organised in a way that suits you will make getting ready instantly easier. Running late for work? Grab one of those shirts from the top section. Heading to the gym? That box at the bottom of your closet has all your favourite trainers stored safely inside.
And finally, use coordinating hangers
It can sound a little pedantic, but if you want your closet to say ‘organised bliss’ rather than ‘utter chaos’, then using coordinating hangers can make a real difference. Try to find hangers that actually hold up your clothes. There’s nothing more frustrating than your silk shirts slipping from your plastic hangers and onto the floor!