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How to organise your wardrobe

capsule wardrobe

Do you ever find yourself staring at all the clothes in your wardrobe but feeling like you have nothing to wear? Do you own so much that it is spilling out of the doors and into piles on your floor? If so, you need to organise your wardrobe. 

But, if you are questioning how to organise your wardrobe, here are a few tips and tricks that should help: 

Sort through your wardrobe regularly 

It is easy to just keep adding to your wardrobe, stuffing clothing into the smallest of gaps, but this will only add to the kind of disorganisation that could be completely avoided by having a regular clear out. Clear out your wardrobe four times a year with the seasons, or just do it whenever you feel like things are getting a bit too tight for space. But, make sure you don’t just take out every item only to put it all back in again – if it doesn’t fit or you haven’t worn it for some time – it needs to go! 

Clever storage hacks are key 

There are plenty of clever storage hacks you can try in your wardrobe to keep every corner of it organised. How about using a can tab to hang clothes off hangers from one another, enabling you to keep multiple garments in the same spot? Use rods and hooks to make the most of awkward space – including the back of doors - or what about using wine boxes to separate and sort out your shoes?

Split your clothing up by seasons 

There is no point having your wardrobe bursting at the seams because it is full of fur coats and cosy knitwear when the temperature is hitting the late 20’s outside. They are just taking up space and making it harder to find the clothing that you do want to wear. So, keep your seasonal clothing separate: as soon as summer arrives, box up all your winter clothes and move them out of the way.

Try something new… 

Alternatively, you could make it a bit of a project and create a capsule wardrobe. Your capsule wardrobe will be a collection of a few essential items that never go out of fashion – such as a good pair of well-fitting jeans – which can then be paired with seasonal clothing. This will form the basis of your wardrobe throughout the year and outfits will be created around a few key pieces. 

Similarly, choose around 30 things to keep in your wardrobe – clothing that is both beautiful and useful – trousers, skirts, dresses, tops and jumpers that will see you through lots of different occasions. You will know what goes with what and how to mix and match – so although you’ll have less in your wardrobe, you will never have to worry about not having anything to wear again. This doesn’t mean you have to get rid of the rest – just remove it from your wardrobe, for now at least. 

Or, if you don’t feel comfortable with that, how about each time you add something new, you choose one thing to get rid of? That could be something that really ought to have been binned a long time ago, or is still in good enough condition that it can be added to a charity bag. Who knows, perhaps you could even sell it?!

Use a storage unit as your walk-in wardrobe 

Finally, why not use one of our storage units as your own personal walk-in wardrobe? This is the perfect place if you want to store bulky winter clothes somewhere during the summer, for example, and vice versa. The items that didn’t make the cut when you whittled your wardrobe down to 30 items, or you simply feel a bit too sentimental about to part with permanently, could be safely kept in storage until you’re ready to make a decision.