If you’re like most people, your closet is a mess. You probably have clothes on the floor and hanging from hangers, with little space to walk around. It might be tempting just to let things be, but letting your clothes live in chaos isn’t good for your mental health or the longevity of your wardrobe items.
Organising your closet doesn’t have to be difficult or time-consuming, though. Here are five ways you can quickly and easily get it under control so that you can spend less time dealing with disorganisation and more time enjoying wearing all those great outfits.
Decide What You Want to Keep
Think about your clothes and ask yourself if you want to keep them. Ask yourself if they’re in good condition and if you like them, regardless of how often you’ve worn them or how often people complimented them. Or, there are clothes that you can keep and turn into something else. For example, adding denim jacket patches can make it bespoke, and make a new style.
Use Baskets to Help with the Sorting Process
Baskets are great for sorting clothes. Use them to sort by colour (blue, brown, black), type (dressy, casual), or season (summer, winter). You can also use baskets to understand better how your clothing fits into your style: boho chic, edgy rebel babe, or classic lady?
Clothes you don’t wear often should be removed so they won’t get damaged. If you have too many clothes crammed into one closet and no room for hanging anything up on the rod, try using hanging storage with baskets underneath. These look super cute when hung next to each other on the walls. Baskets are also perfect for keeping shoes off the floor, making it easier for everyone who shares this space with us.
Get the Right Storage
If your closet is like most peoples’, it’s full of a lot of clothing that hasn’t been touched in years. You probably have drawers full of old t-shirts, a box overflowing with belts and scarves, and stacks of jeans that don’t fit anymore. If this sounds like you, it’s time to get rid of some things.
There are many ways to organise your clothes, so they’re easy to find when you need them: bins, baskets, and shelves are all great options for storing items on their own or in groups.
Bins are handy if you want to keep things organised by colour or type; they come in different sizes, so make sure you get the right one for each item. For example, small bins work well for socks, while bigger ones can hold sweaters or pants.
You can also use baskets as dividers between sections within your closet. This helps maximise space by keeping similar types together. Finally, shelves allow items such as purses and shoes to stand upright instead of lying flat on either side, making them easier to see at a glance when trying something new.
Mix and Match Your Clothing
Mixing and matching is a great way to get more use out of your clothes. For example, if you have jeans that have holes in the knees but are still in good enough condition to wear around town, try pairing them with an oversized shirt or sweater to cover up the holes. You could also look at something like ripped leggings as an advantage: wearing a shirt or sweater with some pattern or texture will give your outfit even more style points.