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Getting an organised closet seems to be a never-ending quest in the lives of so many! We’ve all seen photos of beautifully organised wardrobes, where freshly pressed clothes hang neatly side by side, colour coordinated, together with straight rows of shoes and artfully folded t-shirts and shirts with crisp edges. Then you look at your jumbled mess of clothes and wonder how you can possibly achieve this Zen-like space of having a remarkably well-organised wardrobe. All it takes it time, some decision-making and a few tricks.
Here are ten nifty tips to help bring order to your wayward closet.
1. Organise according to type of clothing and/or colour
Your closet will appear more organised and appealing if you hang items according to style and colour. You can hang similar clothes together, such as dresses together and shirts. Groups of clothing can then be arranged by colour. By organising your clothing using this structure, your wardrobe will looking instantly neater and you’ll be able to find what you’re looking for immediately.
2. Store out-of-season clothes elsewhere
If you have a small closet space, you may want to store out-of-season clothes in vacuum-sealed bags under your bed or in storage boxes on top of cupboards. By not placing them in your wardrobe you allow fore more space for the clothes you’ll be currently wearing.
3. Bins & Baskets
Use bins and baskets to keep all loose items. Bins are an obvious suggestion, but to create a more cohesive and organised flow, why not use them in groups of three and colour code it. Often too many styles can add to a closet’s cluttered look. Moreover you can maximise a closet’s storage potential by storing up to the ceiling with bins to hold items you don’t use everyday.
4. Go up high
You can maximise a closet’s space potential by creating storage up to the ceiling with bins to hold items you don’t use everyday. Moreover you can consider lowering the hanging bar in order to create additional shelving above.
5. Use Hanging racks to store bags
We usually love to collect an array of bags, so a hanging rack can be the perfect place to store them. This also maximises more floor or shelf space. For larger bags that don’t fit in the rack, we suggest stuffing them with paper and storing them on a shelf.
6. Use hanging drawers or hanging shoe racks
Many wardrobes don’t have enough shelf space, so it would be ideal to consider a hanging drawer unit that can be placed at the back of the closet door. This minimises space and also makes for a neater alternative as you can coordinate which items are placed in each drawer. These can also be used for a wide range of items from t-shirts and jumpers, to belts and shoes and even undergarments.
7. Store shoes in boxes
If you’re lucky enough to have more room, consider storing your shoes in clear shoe-boxes. These keep them dust-free and durable. Alternatively, you can always use the box they originally came in.
8. Invest in good-quality matching hangers
By investing in a set of matching hangers you’ll immediately give more order to your clothing as they’ll keep everything at the same level and look much more neater in the closet. There’s no need to spend excessively on wooden hangers. Slim-line flock covered hangers that are non-slip are much more effective. They help to fit more clothes into your wardrobe and come in a range of colours. If you’re still struggling to create more space, some hangers come with hooks, which allow you to add another hanger underneath it.
9. Organising drawers
When it comes to organising drawers it’s best to be selective about what goes where. Assign each drawer to a style of clothing or accessory for quicker access and to keep items from getting muddled up. For example, the lingerie drawer helps to keep your underwear looking neat and tidy, whereas the accessory drawer makes sure your jewellery won’t get lost and is visible for easy access.
10. Hook it up
Hooks can be a lifesaver if you’re at a loss on closet space. They can hold numerous items such as scarves, bags, robes and jumpers. Hooks can be installed on the inside of doors or from closet rods and wire shelves. It also allows for easy and quick access to everyday items.
Now that you have these fantastic tips, why not give remodelling, your unruly closet a go.