Have you ever rummaged through an unorganised wardrobe to find your favourite blouse? You come across unmated socks, piles of shoes and coats you never wear-but no blouse. See our top wardrobe design tips to get organised!
No one intends to have a cluttered wardrobe. But without care and attention, your wardrobe can quickly turn into a danger zone. By following a few tips, you can turn your wardrobe from clutter to clean.
Get a New Wardrobe Design
Changing your wardrobe’s design is the first step to improving its organisation. A good wardrobe design can make organisation simple-while a bad design can turn a wardrobe into a nightmare.
Talk to an interior designer who can help you create a wardrobe that maximises space. First, he or she will help you choose a wardrobe style that gives you enough space in the first place. Do you prefer a freestyle wardrobe with sliding glass doors or a Stanford wardrobe with a stone-textured finish? Either way, invest in a new wardrobe that’s both stylish and spacious.
Then, the interior designer will use interior features to create an internal organisation method. For example, he or she might incorporate rails for clothes, shelves for towels and baskets for hats and scarves, so you know exactly where to place each item.
Once you have a fresh new wardrobe, you need to make sure everything fits inside without overcrowding. This means you should go through all your clothes and try on each piece. If it doesn’t fit or you never wear it, you can sell it, donate it or throw it away.
You should also move items that don’t belong in your wardrobe to other areas in your home.
You can’t hang everything on your clothing rail-and you don’t have to. The general principle is to place clothing you use the most at eye-level. Place other clothing pieces-like seasonal clothing-above or below the rail on shelves or boxes.
Be Smart About Hangers
Mixing and matching hangers makes your closet look crowded, so pick one hanger style you can use for your entire wardrobe. You can also purchase several special hanger types that maximise space. Pants hangers let you hang pants and skirts together, and tie racks provide a great spot to hang multiple ties.
Declutter and Label Drawers
As you declutter your wardrobe, don’t forget about your drawers. You’ll likely find old clothes there that you no longer wear. If your drawers still lack space, try rolling your clothes rather than folding them.
You should also consider labelling your drawers so you always know which clothes go where.
Use Shoe Organisers
If you don’t have an organisational plan for your shoes, they’ll end up scattered all over the floor. Try one of the following:
- An over-the-door shoe organiser
- A shoe rack
Shoe organisers ensure you’ll find the right pair of shoes right when you need them.
Pro tip: You can also use cubbies to store purses and handbags.
Cluster Clothes Together
As you organise your clothes, follow an organisation principle known as “clustering.” Arrange your clothes in groups of five to eight pieces that can work together. For example, you might group together a pair of jeans, a skirt, a t-shirt, a blouse and a jacket. You can mix and match these pieces to create several different outfits.
These tips will help you add new life to your wardrobe-it will look stylish and trendy, and you’ll also quickly find whatever you need.
In just a few steps, you can create a wardrobe you’re not afraid to show off to friends. The first step is to recruit the help of on of our specialist wardrobe design team to help you design, plan and install your new wardrobe.