We think that organising your wardrobe is well and truly in the self-care camp. Creating something that makes your life easier every day, that makes you feel good about yourself, and that makes you feel emotionally lighter, definitely fits the definition of care.
Discover our top tips for organising your wardrobe, from categories to containers.
Always, always, always number 1. Your wardrobe should be a reflection of who you are now, not who you once were. Work out what works for your life now, and let go of the rest. To create a wardrobe that makes you feel lighter and ready for anything, the clothes need space and room to breathe.
Even the most streamlined wardrobe will be in disarray without categories. Not only does it make putting together an outfit easier, but it makes the space look calmer and more composed.
- Colour code
The cherry on top of a categorised wardrobe is colour coding. The visual balance it brings to your wardrobe will give you a lift every morning. Start with white at one end and black at the other and it will be worth it every time. (Note – the art to colour coding is trusting your intuition and creative eye. It feels right when it feels right!)
- Matching hangers
Not a luxury, but an absolute essential for a well-composed wardrobe. Slimline to save space, and velvet or rubberised to protect your clothes and stop them from slipping. Strong hangers are needed for heavy jackets and coats, but make sure they match in colour and material for a polished look.
- Out of season
You could argue that in the UK our seasons blend rather too much to bother with seasonal wardrobe changes, but consider storing holiday or really warm winter clothes out of sight until they’re needed.
It’s tempting to bundle accessories in together in a drawer or basket, but if you can’t see them, you won’t wear them. Use wall space to hang hats or bags; try shallow trays, or drawer inserts for organising belts; jewellery should be protected, separated, and easy to see.
The same rules apply. You only wear what you can see, so display shoes on shelves, or use clear stackable storage options to allow you to get rid of the boxes and enjoy everything you own.
If you’d like some help to organise your wardrobe, get in touch for a free consultation.