23 May HOW TO ORGANISE YOUR CLOSET
- Get Rid Of Your Old Clothes.
It might not be easy, but tossing out or donating old clothes is key to making room in your closet. Donate anything they haven’t worn in more than two years that has no intrinsic value. Also, if it’s two sizes too small or two sizes too big, get rid of it. It’s time to buy new clothes. Ask yourself if you’d buy this item today, or if it has a sentimental factor that warrants storage.
- Find Your Own Storage Solutions.
Use storage units that allow you to see your clothes and accessories. If you can’t see it, you don’t wear it! Use Slimline Hangers, your clothes won’t fall off and they give you twice the space of wood and plastic.
- Start Organising.
How do you organise sweaters versus lingerie or shoes versus jeans? There are different solutions for each, so check out how you can start de-cluttering your closet.
If you have the space to hang everything, hang everything. You’ll wear more if you can see it.
Fold the very heavy sweaters so they don’t lose shape on the hanger. Cedar is not a myth. It really does prevent moths from getting into your cashmere or wool sweaters. Replace the cedar every six months. Colour code sweaters by weight, and use dividers.
How you want to organise your jeans is a personal choice. There are a number of ways to do so—by cut, brand, colour, style, size, or none of the above. I tend to go by colour and most of my clients prefer it that way, unless they’re die-hard jeans collectors. Hang by the hem and organise by dark to light denim.
Hang them using clips and fold in the sides so the outside of the garment isn’t marked by the clips. This also makes everything look uniform on the hanger and gives it a cleaner side profile in your closet.
Hanging by colour rather than length. Start with strapless and go to long-sleeve. Never leave your dresses, or any other clothes, in the dry cleaning or plastic garment bags. The chemicals from dry cleaning attack the fibres of your clothing and cause damage. Divide dresses “by length” but also “season and day or night.”
I like purses out of their dust bags and to have as many visible as possible. It’s hard to change bags if you can’t see them. They don’t generally get damaged out of their dust bags, so enjoy the view. Scarves folded in piles by colour and material works best, and makes it easy to pull one out without ruining the organisation of the rest. For hats, I love hat boxes. Take uniform photos of the hats and glue them to the outside of the boxes.
I prefer shoes to go right shoe toe out and left shoe heel out so you can see both to make finding what you’re planning to wear easy.
Organise by colour, size, and type. Make sure to rotate your bras and underwear so you’re not wearing the same few all of the time.” For a luxe touch, I line drawers in silk and sometimes do sachet-lined drawers.
I am partial to a built-in drawer in one’s closet or dresser in order to keep things neat and uncluttered. It’s also a great way to see what you have and makes it easy to keep hidden from plain sight.