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How to Easily Organize your Wardrobe

We know that you have organized your wardrobe many times over the years, but it still ends up being disorganized after getting your clothes off it to wear on a day to day basis whether it is to go to work or to attend an event. As you know, maintaining an organized wardrobe never ends as it is always a continuous process. However this can be tedious for some people. As a result, we have come up with 10 different ways to ensure that you do not spend more than fifteen to twenty minutes on organizing your wardrobe.

1. Sort out your clothes by category

Throwing each garment you own into a monstrous texture mountain on your bed can be overwhelming and ineffective. Rather, separate your garments into classifications like jeans, dresses, tops, outerwear, accessories, and underpants. At that point sort through each cloth in a particular category before proceeding onto the next one.

The reason why this strategy is effective is the fact that it is simpler to compare clothes when they’re grouped accordingly, making it easy to remove the clothes you realize you have a lot of or don’t need. As you go through this, ensure you only keep the clothes you realize that you love and wear frequently.

2. Empty and clean your wardrobe

If there are clothes you no longer need, consider donating them or putting them up for sale as second-hand garments. After this, dive in and give your wardrobe a proper deep-clean. Clean the carpet, wipe down the shelves, and scrub any scuff marks or dirt off the walls of your wardrobe.

3. Design your wardrobe

Get creative to work with what you have. Take note of your wardrobe’s best features: Maybe you have a lot of vertical storage space, built-in shelving, or multiple hanging rods. Use these to your advantage. For the areas of your wardrobe that aren’t so great — your hard-to-reach upper shelves or total lack of shelves altogether, for example — figure out what you can do to fix these problems. Like we said before, get creative!

4. Store your clothes by category

Keep items that look alike together in one space and group them by category in that order. For instance, you want to hang your dresses alongside each other, store all your belts in the same spot and keep your sportswear separate from your nightgown or pyjamas.

5. Hang anything delicate, or fancy

If you do not have enough space to hang all your clothes, then you might want to just stick with hanging the obvious stuff like skirts, suits, blazers and dresses. 

Marie Kondo (the person regarded as the most organized person in the world) to give your wardrobe a good look: “Hang everything facing the same direction, with longer items on the left and shorter items on the right so the bottom of your clothes creates an upward sloping line.”

6. Stack your denim, sweaters and other thick items

The best way to deal with bulky sweaters and stiff denim jeans is to stack them. Because they are sturdy and thick, they won’t crinkle, slump or lose their shape when you tack them. Hence, these items make the perfect stacks for your shelf. In addition, you’ll be able to clearly see each item in a stack, making it much easier to find.

7. Roll t-shirts, pajamas, and workout clothes into storage boxes

This technique can help you save an amount of space in your wardrobe if done right. Instead of folding and stacking softer and thinner clothes, fold them in half and roll them into neat little tubes. Clothes like leggings, and cotton shirts fit this category.

8. Store your most used clothes within reach for easy access

Keep everything you wear on a regular basis in the middle of your wardrobe at eye level so it’s easy to find and grab when you want to wear them. Put lesser-used clothes directly above or below your most popular clothes, and relegate your least-worn items to the top shelf.

9. Hang your accessories on an empty wall space

If you have a few spare inches of wall space, you’ll need to get creative and use this area to store accessories like jewellery, belts or ties. You’ll also need to get creative about arranging your accessories in a neat, nice and friendly manner. You can check out The Thinking Closet’s easy tutorial for inspiration on how you can work around this.

10. Use drawer dividers for your underwears and organize in the order you get dressed.

Drawers are an essential part of your wardrobe. If you’ve got a dresser or set of drawers that house a substantial amount of clothes, be smart about how you organize those drawers. You can utilize your drawers by rolling your socks, tights and underwears and storing them in there. 

In the top drawer, store the items you put on first when getting dressed in the morning — like underwears. Follow that with trousers in the drawer below and tops in the drawer below that. This way, you are able to get dressed each day without needing to completely disorganize your entire wardrobe.