Imagine having a wardrobe where you can easily find what you are looking for, where everything has its place and is in organised sections. It is possible and it doesn't have to cost you anything except your time.
After hating my wardrobe every time I walked into it and constantly struggling to find anything in it for months I decided that an overhaul was in order. So one weekend I decided that although it wouldn't be easy , if I just got it fixed I would be so proud and relieved that I had made the effort. Not only that also I would get that feeling every time I walked into it and be able to find things easily. It is so worth it in the end.
You will know where to find the things you want to wear straight away.
What you need to get started:
Large garbage bags
Slim hangers, special Multi hangers
Storage containers such as large baskets, wire see through baskets, tubs.
Your bed or free space on the bedroom floor
How to get started a step by step guide:
1) Look through everything in the wardrobe and create piles of:
A keep pile: anything you do wear, use or still love and it fits.
a throw away pile:anything you don't use or wear that is stained, broken, torn or faded and not in a good condition.
Does your floor or wardrobe look like this?
and a sell and/or give away pile: anything you don't use, need, fit into or wear but is still in a good condition. Decide whether you will sell, give to charity or pass onto a friend. If you need some cash consider selling these things online.
Sort and de clutter first.
Give all the wardrobe areas a good clean and vacuum.
2) Next with your keep pile you need to decide upon what needs to be on hangers, what can be folded and stored on shelves or in containers. This will also depend upon the space you have available.
Work wear, shirts and dress pants: probably should be hung up.
Casual pants, jeans, some skirts and even some tops: could be folded and stored unless they are the ones that get particularly creased.
3) Group similar items together- put all your t-shirts together, your pants together, your singlet tops together and so on. Put them on the slim hangers and hang them up in your wardrobe.
You could even go one step further if you are game and group clothes in colour order, length order etc.
4) Store your shoes and accessories- Find a good place to store these. Use shoe racks, under the bed storage, cupboards, drawers, baskets, tie holder, removable hooks on walls or behind doors for scarves, bags, hats and coats.
The Hickson hanger can hold 12 items at once.
There are many ways to store your shoes you just need to work out which would work best for you and your wardrobe.
5) Add some baskets or other containers in the wardrobe space. I have one for gym clothes, one for casual clothes and track suit pants and one for my stockings and sockets.
Now your wardrobe should be in a great order, everything in its place and not falling everywhere and easy to find whatever it is that you are looking for. Hopefully you have created more room by eliminating some of your clothes and you probably have lots of spare hangers now which you can hang up in your laundry to use when hanging out the clothes to dry after a wash.
You may, like me have even found some clothes that you forgot existed.