5 top tips for wardrobe organisation
A well organised closet is immensely satisfying, but difficult to maintain. The answer is to establish good systems and commit to a few regular sessions of tidying and sorting.
Here are five tips to get you started:
1. DE-CLUTTER AND REVIEW:
Professional organiser Natalie Jane from Be Organised says the first step to a properly organised closet is to de-clutter and review your clothing.
"Be honest with yourself. If you haven't worn something in a year or more, it's highly likely you won't wear it again." Jane says we wear 20 per cent of our wardrobe 80 per cent of the time.
Closet trick: Turn all your coat hangers in the same direction. When you wear something turn the hanger the other way. After a couple of months you'll see what you wear and what you don't.
2. KEEP IT ALL VISIBLE:
Jane suggests reorganising your clothing so everything is visible at a glance and easy to get to. If you can't see it, you're unlikely to wear it.
Make sure the clothes you wear often are in the most accessible space. Arrange these in categories and by sleeve length.
Closet trick: Use the back of doors to store extra items like belts and scarves.
3. STORAGE IS KEY:
"If you're short on space, or have a small wardrobe, store your off-season clothes on the highest shelves," says Jane. They can also be stored in boxes, or in a different room altogether.
This will leave enough space in your closet for all your current season clothes. At the end of each season, swap them over.
Closet trick: Maximise storage by having a mix of hanging space and open shelving up high.
4. ONE IN, ONE OUT RULE:
Once you have organised your closet, you will know exactly what you have and what you need. The "one-in one-out" rule will help to keep your wardrobe balanced; every time you put something new in, another item has to go says Jane.
5. PLAN IN ADVANCE:
"If you want a smooth morning routine, organise your clothes in advance. Prepare your outfits for the week and separate them using wardrobe dividers," she says.