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10 Ways to organise your wardrobe like a pro

How many times have you opened your wardrobe and can’t find whatever you’re looking for? You know you’ve got the bits and pieces you need to make an amazing outfit, but you don’t know where they are under the piles of clothing or maybe you’ve accidentally used your wardrobe for personal storage.

An organised wardrobe can make a big difference to your day-to-day schedule and is perhaps the most rewarding task you do this weekend. To help you arrange you wardrobe like a pro, we’ve put together 10 tips to help you organise your closet.

Tip 1: Empty and categorise

Start by clearing out your closet. You’ll sure find lots of pieces, some you may have forgotten about.

Once you’ve finished clearing your closet, categorise your clothing into four piles:

  • Keep
  • Maybe
  • Sell or donate
  • Toss

Your maybe pile may include items you want to keep due to their sentimental value, or maybe they no longer fit, or it may need some alterations to make it more current

Tip 2: Organise your clothing by type and then by colour

Now, go back to your keep pile and categorise them via type and then by colour. It’ll not only save you time getting ready, but it’ll also make your wardrobe cleaner and Pinterest worthy.

Tip 3: Purchase and use the right wardrobe equipment

Investing in the right wardrobe equipment not only ensure that your items are organised, but it also helps maintain their shape and quality. We’re talking:

  • Non-slip and round hangers to prevent clothing from falling off
  • Folding filers for t-shirts, tank tops and sweaters
  • Dividers for undergarments, ties, belts and socks
  • Walls hooks for scarves
  • Garment bags for suits, blazers and dresses

Tip 4: Separate the seasons

If you have the space, try dividing your clothing into winter and summer. This handy tip will save you time as the garments you’ll be wearing for the season will be in one area.

Tip 5: Time for shoes

If you still have shoes inside boxes, you may want to replace the cardboard with transparent boxes, this saves you time checking what’s inside. For a more frugal approach, you can simply take a photo of what’s inside, print the image and stick on the box.

Tip 6: Take care of your clothing

You’ve spent time and money choosing the best of the best, so make sure you take proper care of your garments. Remember to follow the care instructions provided and store them using the right wardrobe equipment we’ve referred to in step 2.

Tip 7: Use the six-month rule

This step should assist you ensure that you only keep clothing that are staple items. Every six months revisit your wardrobe and pull out any items you haven’t worn during the period. These clothing are most likely items that no longer fit or are dated, so it’s time to clear them out to make room for new purchases. You may disregard this step if the item is of sentimental value.

Tip 8: Install wardrobe lighting

This will help you see all your items and add an extra bit of glam to your wardrobe. We recommend LED strip lights, sensor lights and cabinet lighting for a cleaner and more stylish closet. 

Tip 9: Donate, recycle or sell excess clothing

If you’ve got clothing under your sell and toss piles that are in good condition, consider selling them or donating them to charity. Clothing can be donated to St Vincent de Paul, Upparel, Goodwill or The Salvation Army. If you’ve decided to sell them, consider listing everyday items on eBay or Gumtree, and high-end pieces on Vestiaire Collective or Depop.

Tip 10: Consider a self-storage solution for sentimental pieces

If you have items that on your keep or maybe pile that you haven’t worn in the last six months, but you can’t part with, consider stowing them at a self-storage solution like Smartbox. Smartbox is the handy and mobile self-storage solution perfect for storing excess household belongings and clothing. We deliver your storage container directly to your home or office, so there’s no need to drive to the nearest storage facility. Once you’re done packing, we’ll collect your ‘Smartbox’ and store it at our secure facility. Our rental fees are affordable so there’s no need to break the bank, to get a quote or if you have any questions contact us here or call on 1300 880 800.