As the weather continues to get warmer, all of us start to look at our warm winter jumpers and think that it may be time to put them away for a couple of months to make way for lighter weight, summer clothes. As you are going through your clothes, you might as well take the opportunity to give your wardrobe a makeover. It doesn’t need to be a big chore to organise your wardrobe. In fact, with just a couple of simple tricks, you won’t ever lose another sock, scarf or top.
Hang Things Up
Depending on what your style is, you may have a big assortment of scarves, belts and accessories that you need to store. Although they look very nice when you are wearing them, scarves can make your wardrobe look quite messy and if you do not properly store them they can become all tangled up and cause a lot of headaches and hassles the next time you want to wear them. However, you can take a couple of shower curtain rings and then hang them across a coat hanger, and then hang up your belts too to save space and make it easier to find them.
Winter vs. Summer
One of the major factors that determine how organised and neat your wardrobe can be is the number of clothes that you own. If you have lots of clothing crammed inside a small space, then there is a much higher chance that it will end up getting disorganised and cluttered. However, that doesn’t necessarily mean you need to throw a bunch of clothing away. Of course, you should consider donating clothes to a charity that you don’t wear any longer, but an even better option is dividing up your wardrobe into ‘winter’ and ‘summer’ categories. You can vacuum-pack season specific clothing and then store it either in Blue Box storage or your home. That can free up lots of space and reduce the amount of creasing in your clothes as well.
Invest in Some Draw Dividers
It is a well-known fact that drawers are the place that underwear, bras and socks go to die. They turn into a huge jumbled mess and it can take a long time to sort them out. If you keep multiple items in one drawer, using dividers is a good way to keep it all neat and organised. You can purchase drawer divider sets online, or if you are creative you can make your own by cutting old shoe boxes up. If you are tight on space still, another excellent way of storing clothing that you don’t wear very often is vacuum packing them before you put them away. That can help to keep out moisture and odours and keep them clean as well until you are ready to wear them again.
Keep the Creases Under Control
Nobody likes their clothes to have creases, especially when you need to dress well for a special occasion or for work. To avoid getting creases down the front part of your jean legs, try to hang them up on an S hook by the belt loop. That will save space and prevent them from creasing down the front also. There is also a lot of preparation work that can be done for shirts. Make sure you hang your shirt out to dry. Many creases can be drawn out by gravity. Once they are 100% dry, be sure to hang them up on thick plastic hangers.
Learn How to Correctly Fold Your Clothes
Since Marie Kondo’s documentary was broadcast on Netflix she has revolutionised how we organise and tidy our lives. Maybe one of the biggest tips that people are attracted to is Kondo’s unique clothes folding technique. It allows you to store more inside of your drawers and be able to see everything. Basically, after your clothes are folded you then store them all in a line face up so things in the back don’t get lost. There is a video you can watch to learn how to fold using Marie’s technique. It may take you a couple of attempts to perfect it, but after you get the hang of it you will never go back to folding the old way.
Hopefully, we have inspired you to take on your own wardrobe and attempt a couple of other space saving techniques.