Organising your wardrobe is not a task we all enjoy. It can take a lot of time and effort to get it to the standard you would like. We always usually start with the best intentions but before long it’s back to being a chaotic mess again. Believe it or not having a frequent organise of your wardrobe can be a rewarding job.
Get rid of unwanted clothing
This is a pretty obvious first step. Especially if it’s been awhile since your last clear out, be brutally honest with yourself. A great rule of thumb is to get rid of any clothing you haven’t worn in the past year. Choose whether to keep, donate, sell or bin it. If you’ve found something you love that you just don’t wear, why not consider upcycling or altering it? It might make it more wearable. It’s always good to have some good quality basic t-shirts, but you only need one or two, not fifty! The more often you have a sort out, the less time it will take each time. Plus giving things away to help charities is always fulfilling.
Cleaning and Ironing
This may sound like a particularly dreary job, but you won’t regret it. There is no point having a beautifully organised wardrobe if your clothes are not looking their best. Sort through the clothing you want to keep and decide if it could benefit from being washed or ironed. Make some time to do this during your week. It may take a while but will mean your clothes will be ready to go at a moment’s notice. Try out dry cleaning pickup and delivery if you’re too busy to do this yourself.
Colour Coding System
Having a colour coded system is what every wardrobe needs. I like to colour code my wardrobe by clothing type. You could be super organised and make it so all of your red items are together, followed by all of your pink items and so on. It’s personal preference and it can make your wardrobe more functional. It’s also a useful way of building outfits and seeing which colours compliment each other.
You can also organise your wardrobe by size and length.This can be an alternative to the colour coded system or can be an extension of it. Place all of your longer items into your wardrobe first and push them to one side. Start with long maxi dresses and skirts. Then go onto shorter length skirts and dresses. Carry on doing this until you have reached the smallest items of your wardrobe. This is a great way of being able to see exactly what clothing you have and will make it easier to grab and go.