1. Do a Wardrobe Cleanse:
Go through your clothes and get rid of anything that doesn’t fit or that you haven’t worn in the past few months. If it’s seasonal (like a sweater or shorts), and you haven’t worn it for the past season, it’s got to go. Be ruthless! Excess and clutter are organization’s nemeses.
2. Fold Sweaters:
Sweaters should be folded since hanging them can change their shape and cause them to snag. Stack them neatly on top of each other on shelves, and try to not make the piles too high. Movable cubbies can help.
3. Hang with a Plan:
Pick an organizational system for your clothing. Hang all the pants in one area, collared shirts in another, and dresses in another. You can further break down categories by length, occasion, or season. Be sure to invest in high quality hangers (no wires), and a variety of types including pant hangers and no-slip hangers.
4. Colour Code:
Once it’s sorted by type, arrange everything in your closet by color. This may be tedious, but this is the easiest and quickest way to sort through your wardrobe and pick out what to wear.
5. Shelf or Hang Bags:
If possible, store bags on shelves. If you don’t have the floor space, you can buy a storage cubby for the wall or floor. You can also hang handbags from clothing hangers or use shower hooks.
6. Keep Drawers Tidy:
Fold everything in your clothing drawers neatly. Arranging shirts and pants horizontally instead of vertically makes them easier to sort through. Use a drawer divider for smaller items like socks, lingerie, and belts.
7. Design Shoe Storage to Fit Your Space:
Customize your shoe storage to make the best use of your particular space. Shoes can be put on shelves, on the floor, or in cubbies. You can hang boots with pant hangers if you’re low in floor space. Custom shelving is the ultimate luxury in shoe storage, but a footwear cabinet is another ingenious solution.