The Best Way To Organise Your Wardrobe In 2022
Let’s face it—decluttering and organising your wardrobe can be stressful. But wasting time because you can’t find the right outfit is even worse! Don’t feel overwhelmed at the prospect of clearing out your wardrobe. With the right guidance, you’ll simplify your morning routine and enjoy a less cluttered bedroom. Just follow this ultimate guide for organising your wardrobe in 2022.
Remove Every Item from Your Wardrobe
Taking the time to get organised can make a huge difference, but only if you do it right. Go all-in with one giant clear-out. As you pull items from shelves, drawers and racks, sort them into categories on the bed. Make a pile for trousers, one for short-sleeved shirts, another for outerwear, and so on. Then, sort through one category at a time.
This is more efficient and less overwhelming than going through all your clothes at once because it’s easier to spot near-duplicates, making it effortless to part with things you know you have too much of or no longer want.
As you sort, set your clothes and accessories into one of these four piles:
There is no “maybe” pile. If you don’t love it, you shouldn’t keep it. So make up your mind and commit to your decision!
Clean Your Empty Wardrobe—or Replace It with Fitted Furniture
With all your clothes sorted into piles around the room, this is the perfect time to deep-clean your wardrobe. Wipe shelves, dust hanging rods, vacuum dust bunnies and scrub scuff marks off the walls.
Now, before you commit to this deep-cleaning session, assess whether your wardrobe truly meets your needs. Have you always wanted more shelves, pigeonholes or integrated drawers? Pause your organisation project here and consider investing in a fitted bedroom wardrobe. After all, a newly decluttered clothing collection and a custom wardrobe go hand-in-hand. Whether you need a single cabinet or storage that fills the entire wall, a fitted solution is ideal for catering to your unique needs.
Organise Your Wardrobe
Imagine how much simpler your mornings would be if you didn’t need to think about where to find your clothes! Be smart about how you store your pared-down clothing collection with these top tips for organising your wardrobe in 2022:
· Store your clothes by category and season. Gather all your tops together and separate them by sleeve length. Do the same with your bottoms, dividing them by short and long trousers. Other clothing categories include dress clothes, undergarments and outerwear. Storing your attire by category and season makes it easy to zero in on one section of your wardrobe to find what you’re looking for in a flash.
· Consider seasonal shifts: As you start filling your wardrobe with clothes, you may realise you don’t have room for your summer and winter attire simultaneously. An effective space-saving measure is to pack away half your clothes for six months at a time. Under-bed storage bins or fitted furniture for awkward spaces can help you utilise otherwise wasted space to keep your home clutter-free.
· Sort by colour. Line up each category of clothing by the colours of the rainbow—red, orange, yellow, green, blue, indigo and violet. This may seem tedious, but it’s a real timesaver if you have tonnes of shirts to sift through every morning.
· Hang anything delicate, fancy or sturdy. Crease-prone materials like silk, lace, chiffon, satin and linen certainly earn their place on a hanger. Think about the clothing style as well. Dresses, skirts, dress trousers, and structured pieces like blazers and overcoats should have a spot to hang as well. Sturdy items also belong on hangers. Consider investing in coordinated wood or velvet hangers to prolong the life of your clothes and create a streamlined look inside your wardrobe.
· Stack anything thick, weighty or stretchy on a shelf. Save hanging space by storing heavy denim and bulky jumpers on a shelf. These items won’t wrinkle or lose their shape when you stack them. You can also prevent stretchy or knitted items from deforming by folding rather than hanging them.
· Roll or stack small and casual clothing in a drawer. Pyjamas, leggings, vests, gym gear and other soft, thin clothing belong in drawers. The traditional storage method is to stack them in short piles, but you can save space and find what you’re looking for faster by rolling your clothes. T-shirts can hang, stack or fold, so consider the layout of your wardrobe when deciding how to store them.
· Keep your most-used clothes at eye level. If the whole idea is to get ready faster, it makes sense to put your favourite clothes where you can access them easily. Then, store lesser-used pieces directly above or below the essentials, and relegate your least-worn items to the top shelf or back corner of the wardrobe.
· Sort your shoes. A shoe rack is an effective option to display footwear and keep your favourites within easy reach. You can also stack shoeboxes on shelves to utilise vertical space and protect your shoes from dust. If you go this route, tape a picture of the shoes to the front of the box so you’re not left guessing what’s inside.
· Get creative with tricky clothing items. For instance, you can drape snoods across hangers, use drawer dividers to organize your knickers and hang belts from wall-mounted pegs.
Continuously Edit Your Wardrobe
With your wardrobe well and truly organised, you want it to stay that way for the long term. Here are some tips to continue editing your clothing storage methods going forward:
· Pay attention to how often you wear certain clothes. The goal here is to make sure you actually wear the items that take up precious storage space. One idea is to hang all your hangers facing backwards. Then, turn each hanger around when you rehang a blouse, dress or jacket after wearing it. If any hangers are still facing backwards in six months’ time, remove those clothing items from your wardrobe to toss, sell or donate.
· Adopt a “one-in, one-out” policy: In other words, toss a clothing item every time you buy something new. This policy should prevent you from giving in to impulse buys. You’ll end up asking yourself, “Do I want those new trainers badly enough to scrap a different pair of shoes?” Maintaining an attire that never grows also prevents your wardrobe from bursting at the seams years down the road.
· Think of clothing as an investment: Remember quality over quantity when deciding whether to buy new clothes and accessories. After all, the last thing you want is for a cheap pair of jeans to only last one winter. Even if a higher-quality item costs a bit more, the cost is worth it if it means the clothing will last several seasons.
· Make every purchase thoughtfully. Before spending money on something that looks nice on the rack, think of three outfits you can create by combining it with the clothes you already have. If you can’t come up with enough ideas, rethink your purchase.
· Make money from your unwanted clothes: It requires effort, but selling your brand-name clothes can put some money back in your pocket. Try posting your attire online, having a jumble sale or taking your clothes to a secondhand buyer. If you’re unable to sell, consider donating items in good condition to friends, family or a charity shop. You’ll feel better about giving your gently used jumper, hat or handbag a second home rather than tossing it in the bin.
· Keep moths at bay: After carefully organising, it would be a shame if moths found their way into your wardrobe! Keep these pests away with insect-repelling cedar. You can have a fitted wardrobe made from this wood or simply add cedar ornaments for the same effect. Cedar smells pleasant and is safe for the environment, unlike sticky traps or pongy mothballs.
Shop for Fitted Wardrobes in Bradford and West Yorkshire
Now that you know the best way to organise your wardrobe in 2022, you may be eager to begin. You’ll benefit the most from your efforts if you integrate a new fitted wardrobe into your bedroom as part of the project.
Nangla Furniture would love to discuss your design ideas and vision for the space! We’ll set a time to visit your Bradford or West Yorkshire home for a free consultation. Enjoy top-tier service and get answers to all your questions with no obligation to buy. Call us at 01274 689882 or send us an email today to get started!