8 Infallible Tricks to Organize Your Wardrobe

Organizing your closet doesn't have to make you go crazy! The key is to follow a plan. Today, we're going to tell you exactly what to do.
8 Infallible Tricks to Organize Your Wardrobe

Last update: 13 August, 2020

Twice a year, you’ll probably have to do a task that you dread – organizing your wardrobe. Do you know why this task is such a pain? Because you haven’t found a method to make it easy, fast, and that allows you to keep your clothes in perfect condition until the following season. But that’s all over! Let’s take a look at 8 infallible tricks to organize your wardrobe.

1. Start at zero

The Marie Kondo method can help you organize your closet.

According to organization guru Marie Kondo, the key is to start from zero. This means you have to take everything you own out of your closet or dresser before you start organizing. 

Once you have everything out, you need to group the clothes by category. Then, you need to fold them so that they take up the least space possible, making small piles and storing them vertically. For clothes you won’t need this season, you should use airtight boxes or bags so that they don’t get damaged. Also, wash every item before you store them!

2. Organize your wardrobe – decluttering

When you have all your clothes out of the dresser, it’s an ideal time to consider what you want to keep and what you don’t need anymore

Try to be as critical as possible and discard clothes that you haven’t worn for a while. Also, take a look at your space and see if it can fit all your clothes. You can always move shelves around to create room if necessary.

3. Put stuff away!

Folding in a special way can help organize your wardrobe.

Vertical folding is one lesson that you can learn from Marie Kondo. It’s a foolproof way to make the most of the space.

You can use this method for your shirts, socks, and underwear. Also, if you want to truly organize your wardrobe, you can classify your clothes by color and type: long sleeves, short sleeves, shorts, etc. This can be super useful when you want to find something fast.

4. Bulkier items

When it starts to get warm outside, it’s time to say goodbye to blankets, bedspreads, and duvets. However, the problem is that these items take up a lot of space. Tips? Vacuum packing reduces the volume by up to a third. That way you can easily store them in the highest part of your closet.

Then, you can follow the same process when it’s time to put away your summer towels. Although this requires an investment (purchasing the bags), you’re going to get a lot of use out of them!

5. The magic of accessories

In addition to closing boxes and bags, you’ll also need covers with zippers to store long coats or dresses that you can’t fold. 

Put these items at the back of your closet with other garments or items you consider more delicate. That way, you can make sure they don’t get damaged during the summer months.

A well-organized closet.

6. What about shoes?

This is one of the most difficult things to store. Try to keep them in boxes in the upper area of your closet when they’re not in season. Or you can also use plastic covers.

7. Don’t pack away everything

Although it doesn’t last long, there are a few weeks when the change of season means you might be freezing cold one day and way too hot the next. 

As a result, you should always leave certain garments and accessories to hand. For example, light sweaters, sweatshirts, thin socks, and scarves can be very useful. Keep them in a drawer so that you can easily grab them when you need to.

8. Make it look pretty

Finally, there is an aesthetic component to all of this. A wardrobe change can be a purely organizational activity, but it’s best to integrate it into the rest of the aesthetics of your home.

Choose accessories according to your style and color palette. Also, consider how they complement one another and look in the space.

Finally! You’re ready for the task of organizing your wardrobe. If you use our tips, we know that you’ll find this process so much easier. Although it might sound crazy, you may even enjoy it!

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