The warm winter jumpers and other clothes that kept us feeling warm are often retired for a few months once the weather starts getting a bit toasty. We switch them for the light, floatier summer wear. As you go through your wardrobe to get it ready for the summer, you should consider doing a slight makeover. Organise it to give it a facelift, and this should not be a huge task. Below are a few hacks you can use to help you avoid getting lost in your wardrobe.
1. Hang Them Up
Accessories such as scarves and belts are often form your largest collection of things to wear, but then again, this depends on your style. They help enhance your look but can make your wardrobe look disorganised when they are everywhere. You need to store them properly to prevent them from getting winkled, tangled up, or become a headache when you want to find or wear them. You can things such as your scarves and belts in coat hanger or improvise your options using curtain rings. Such a storage plan will help save space and also ease access to these accessories.
2. Summer Vs. Winter
How many clothes to you have that get you through the year? And how often to you buy new ones and throw out some of the old? The number of clothes in your wardrobe are a significant factor in how tidy you can have this storage space. If the room is small and you want to cram in a lot of clothes, then you will have them crumbled and this gives a cluttered presentation.
Therefore, go through your collection and figure out what you do not wear that you can donate to charity. And then what remains, you can categorise into your season-specific wear so that you can vacuum-pack what is out of season and store is properly. It is a strategy that will help free up significant space in your wardrobe, and it will reduce crease of your clothes.
3. Invest In Drawer Dividers
In most cases, drawers are where people place their underwear, socks, ties, and bras. But they often throw these items in there and they get jumbled making it hard to sort through them and find what to wear. If you have a big drawer where you put different items, you can use divider to create partition and get organised.
You can make the dividers using old shoeboxes or buy them from your local store or online. On the other hand, if you are tight on space, consider vacuum-packing what you do not wear often so that you create room. Moreover, doing this will also help keep out moisture and odours while giving a tidy presentation.
4. Beat The Creases
We all seeing creases in our garments, more so on what you intend to wear for work or that special occasion. Hanging some of your clothes to keep them from creasing. For instance, you can hang your jeans by the belt loop to get them crease-free down the front of the legs. Hanging then also helps save space. For the shirts, you can hang them on a line with pegs. And for the tees, fold them neatly and place them in one side of the wardrobe. Use a hanger with thick shoulder to hang your shirts and coats, and make sure these clothes are 100% dry before hanging them in the wardrobe.
5. Learn How To Fold
Take some pointers from Marie Kondo on how to tidy and organise around the house. You will find that her technique for folding clothes very useful, especially when trying to maximise your available storage space even if it is your drawers. You will fold your garments and then store them in a line, with all of them facing up. Check out this video to learn how you can fold your clothes like Marie. Some of the techniques may take you a few tries, but you will get the knack for them in a jiffy.
Hopefully, these organising hacks have inspired you to keep your wardrobe tidy in and out of season. If you find that you don’t have enough room for both your winter and summer wardrobe at the same time, you can always search for ‘self-storage near me‘ and invest in a unit to keep your home tidy and clutter free!