The warmer months are drawing in quick and fast and that means two things, a spring clean is in order and your clothes need a switch around from your winter clothes. Is your wardrobe just a complete mess of clothes that you don’t wear that has just been thrown in? Well, maybe we should start there then. Have you always wanted a beautifully organised walk-in wardrobe, but you simply don’t know where to start? Then this article is perfect for you. In this article, we will go through some simple ways how you can organise your walk-in wardrobe.
What you need to organise your wardrobe
If you are going to sort out your wardrobe, you may as well do it properly so you don’t have to do it again in 3 months’ time. It is also essential that when your wardrobe is complete, ensure that you get in the habit of folding and hanging your clothes in the designated spaces. This will save you from having to put everything away every Sunday. You will need some things to get this done properly.
- Black bags: used to put items in the designated places e and transport old stuff to the skip or charity store.
- Tape measure: this will be used to measure your wardrobe so you know how to fit your organisers in.
- Full-length mirror: This will be used to try on clothes before you decide what to do with them.
- Catch all baskets: This is for any little bits and bobs you have found in the wardrobe. This will save time trying to find places for them, decide this later.
Empty and clean your wardrobe
The best way to start your organisation process is to completely remove everything from your wardrobe. This means all of your clothes, shoes, accessories, hangers and anything else that you find there. Once you have removed everything, you will then need to clean the area with warm soapy water or a spray bottle and a cloth. Ensure it is dust-free and smells nice. Ensure there are no damp spots as this will make your clothes smell.
Purchase wardrobe organisers
Wardrobe organisers are extremely handy and are fantastic for keeping your wardrobe looking organised, clean and tidy which is exactly what you want when you are deciding what to wear. There is nothing worse than going to your wardrobe and not being able to find anything.
There are many types of organisers so measure up your wardrobe and you will then be able to know where things can go. Whether this is for your hangers, draws or even on the floor. Organisers make everything easier. If you are a gym enthusiast, you can have all your athleisure tracksuits and gym equipment in a certain place and if you have a large shoe collection, a shoe rack will also be helpful.
Declutter your clothing
Rather than having all of your clothing thrown on your bed and then going through them, you should instead pile your clothing into categories such as pants, tees, jumpers and shoes etc. This makes sorting out much easier as you know where to start. When you have piled them up, you can start trying on, making outfits with what you want and then placing the stuff you don’t want into a recycle pile and a charity pile and placing them in black bags.
A helpful tip on deciding what to keep and trash is to ask yourself these questions:
- Do you love the item?
- Do you wear the item?
- Does the item portray the person you aim to be?
If the answers to these questions are no, then you know what to do.
Design your wardrobe
If you have a spare room that you have used as a walk-in wardrobe and your budget allows, then go as wild and as extravagant as you want with designing your wardrobe. If you are like the rest of us, then it may take some time to plan where everything is going to go. Understand what your best features are and use them to your advantage. If you have lots of vertical space, hang as much as you can. If you have areas out of reach, think of a way you can reach them like a ladder etc.
Organise your shoes, clothes and accessories
Now that the design is there, all you need to do now is simply put everything in its designated space. The best way to do this is by putting one category of clothing away at a time so you can have everything folded and placed neatly so you can go through them when organising what to wear. If you have anything expensive, robust or delicate then these need hanging so they fall right, decrease and are well looked after.