Have you had enough with the chaos of your wardrobe and the mess of your clothes. Well its time to do something about it … its not an easy process but the results set you free.
- Go through each item and put into piles ( Wear/ sometimes wear/ don’t wear)
- Out with the old – Give away what you don’t wear and throw away the ones that cannot be passed on. I always give an item a time line, if its not worn for a season you are no longer going to wear it. If you have something out there and crazy- add it to the dress up box!
- Go get yourself some baskets and boxes in different sizes for tidy storage.
- Matching hangers is key for a good looking wardrobe
- Divide the space in less frequent , and often used. The less frequently used clothes to be stored higher and the more used clothing to be easily accessible.
- Now it comes down to visual and inspiring merchandising – group silhouettes together . Hang all your jeans together in colours , then rank all dresses from casual to smart (night on the town) dresses. Next up is shirts and jackets – same principle: hang in colour and length. Big heavy jackets that are not worn in summer to be packed away in hard plastic boxes so they are protected and stored at the top of wardrobe.
- Now of the shelves … dedicate shelves to different silhouettes: for example t-shirts/ shorts/ active gym wear/ knitwear. Also using the same principles of grouping in colour, usage frequency and easily accessible.
- Use baskets for lingerie, hats, bags and even shoes
- Shoes are a tricky business and really depends on you… but here are some great ideas using draws, wall racks, shelves and baskets.
- Respect your clothes: Display your beautiful items, show them off – don’t hide them away. Have a look on Simply Home www.simplyhome.co.za – for our copper hangers, birch wood wall hooks and leather shelves – these are all great instruments for displaying fab shoes, handbags and clothes.
You will see the results instantly – you will have a new found love for your stuff!
If you starting a wardrobe from scratch – think about the space division for the clothes you wear, draws need to open and close smoothly, handle choice is key, and if you brave enough to have exposed wardrobes or glass doors be sure you can keep order. If you nail this – dressing in the morning will be stress free and fun! You will actually start to wear all your clothes as you can see what you have … and you will end up spending less as you find your hidden gems that you had forgotten about.