Wardrobe Organisation Ideas + Tips on How To Organise Wardrobes | Part 1
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The secret behind an organised wardrobe is to have a system that works for you. Irrespective of whether you have a large walk-in wardrobe or a small bedroom closet, deciding on how to arrange wardrobe space can simplify your daily routine. Here, I will take you through a few closet organising ideas to help you get started. There are a few ways to organise wardrobes, so you can pick the one that suits you, depending on how many things you need to organise. Let’s get started with the clothing storage ideas.
Step 1: Wardrobe organisation hacks
As the first step, you should standardise the clothes hangers you use in the closet. For the wardrobe to spark joy, it should be visually appealing, and having the same type of hangers will bring in cohesiveness, making it look neat and well-organised. Next, you should decide on the main category by which you will organise everything. Once you choose a category, it becomes simple to subdivide all your belongings accordingly.
Step 2: Wardrobe organisation by colour
The most common way to organise the closet is to categorise by colours. Most professional organisers choose this system as it lends visual appeal to the wardrobe. It also works well for seasonal clothing as most winter clothes are dark, whereas summer clothes are light and bright. Sorting your clothes from dark to light tones is the best way to go about it. You can have a separate category for prints that can be stored within the colour where it belongs. Then, within each colour, you can organise by the type of garment.
Step 3: Organising by type of garment
In this system, the idea is to sort or categorise your clothes according to their type. For example, in my wardrobe, I separate them into 3 main categories – tops, bottoms and one-piece. Then, within each category, you can further subdivide the garments. For instance, tops can be divided into t-shirts, shirts, blouses, jackets and coats. Similarly, bottoms would include skirts, shorts, trousers, jeans, etc., whereas one-piece garments would have dresses, overalls and jumpsuits.
Step 4: Organising by season
You might choose to organise your wardrobe by season as the main category. In that case, you can categorise by winter wear, summer clothes and probably a third category of midseason clothing. Within each category, you can once again subdivide by the type of clothing. Suppose you are unsure about which season a garment fits. In that case, it’s a good idea to divide them according to their material – cotton, linen, silk and lighter fabric for summer, and wool, flannel, velvet and leather for winter.
Step 5: Wardrobe organisation by occasion
Another idea is to choose to organise by occasion as the main category. You can divide your clothing into workwear, casual wear, activewear or sports clothes, party wear, and formal clothes in this system.
For some people, what works the best as the main category is organising the clothes by occasion. You can decide on the categories depending on your lifestyle.