As the leaves start to change, so does your wardrobe. With colder weather fast approaching, it’s time to start storing away the lighter summer pieces and pulling out warm sweaters and coats. Here are some quick tips for organizing your closet so that you can maximize the space inside and ensure your clothes are tidy and easy to find, no matter what the season.
So get out those Ted Baker jackets and cozy boots, and let’s get organized!
1. Store all your belts and scarves in one space
Belts and scarves are best stored together. If you have a lot of belts, consider using a shoe box or plastic container for the two items to live in together. A clear container is even better so that you can see what’s inside at any time—and it will give your wardrobe an added touch of style.
2. Put summer clothes away
It’s time to move your summer clothes out of sight; the days of flip-flops and sundresses are over for another year, meaning it’s time to pack them away for the winter.
Before you store everything away, make a list of everything you have, so you’ll know what you need when the shopping season rolls around again next year.
3. Make sure you have space for new additions
When you’re shopping for new items, don’t buy more than you need. It’s easy to get carried away when buying winter clothes, but don’t buy things that are too expensive or don’t fit properly. You should also check what you already have from the previous winter before having a shopping spree, so you don’t buy duplicates unnecessarily.
If it’s too much of an expense to buy everything at once, try noting what you will need and then gradually purchase the items one by one over time.
4. Ditch items you haven’t worn in over a year
It’s important to remember that you don’t need to keep every single item of clothing that you own. If you haven’t worn something in over a year, get rid of it! Donate it to charity if it is still in good condition, or give it away to friends or family if its condition has deteriorated.
If your clothes are too small and uncomfortable, throw them out. Don’t keep them around just so they’ll be there if you lose weight again; treat yourself instead by shopping for more clothes that fit well and make you feel great.
5. Use clear plastic containers to store seasonal shoes
There are many types of shoe storage containers on the market, but one of the most popular is clear plastic. These containers are good for storing your shoes because they are easy to stack and store, can be seen from all angles without having to open them up, and you can keep more than just shoes in them! You could also use them for storing other items like jewelry or scarves if you want a clutter-free dressing table.
6. Think about where to store each item
The next step to organizing your wardrobe is to consider how you use it; if you’re the type of person who only wears one or two outfits a week, then keeping those items at eye level is key. That way, when it is time to get dressed in the morning, all you have to do is look up and choose an outfit without having to go digging through drawers or boxes of clothes on the floor.
Keeping items like dresses, tops, and jumpers at eye level while placing less-often worn items lower down will still help keep them organized without taking up too much extra room in your closet.
If you haven’t organized your wardrobe before, don’t worry. It doesn’t take long to get into a good routine, and once you have some strategies in place, it will make life so much easier. For example, if you can keep all your shoes together at the bottom of your closet, then it makes getting dressed in the morning that much quicker.
If there’s nothing worse than having to rummage through piles of clothes for just one item when you are already running late for work, we highly recommend following these tips as they can help save time and stress.