Organising and storing your clothing can be a challenging and somewhat tedious task. Between loungewear, formal gowns and everyday outfits – it can feel impossible to get all of your belongings into one wardrobe. Minimalism entered the organisation sphere in recent years, and Marie Kondo finally taught us how to store our clothing effectively.
As it turns out, the wardrobe you are storing your clothing in is just as important as your clothing collection itself. You need an efficient wardrobe system that maximises space and adheres to your lifestyle and local climate. Here are a few tips on how to make the most of the space you have available and the gadgets you can install.
Make it adjustable
If you are sharing a closet with your loved ones, you need to alter the height of your individual rails to suit your different sizes. For example, your husband’s long trousers may trail on the floor while your dresses are too high to reach. Suppose one of you prefers folding clothing, delegate shelving for their clothing and hanging space for the other. Make your closet works for your different heights and items of clothing.
Some wardrobes have spare holes already installed so you can move your railing up or down. You can also alter the shelving height to cater for your clothing. For example, you could make a larger shelf to host your woolly jumpers and a narrower one for your summer tops.
Do not store all of your clothing in the wardrobe. You probably won’t be wearing your summer clothing in the depths of winter or vice versa. Make sure you have enough room to store your winter clothes and thermals when you don’t need them out of season. You could use vacuum bags to compress the items so they can fit under your bed or in the attic.
When the weather changes, you can retrieve the clothing and swap out different items.
Use your entire closet
If your closet is tall, make sure to use all of its height and volume. For example, a great budget gadget is fabric hanging shelves that Velcro onto your railing. You can store your folded items to one side without needed to install a whole set of wooden shelves.
Most closets have empty space at the top or bottom. Make use of this space by storing accessories, sleeping bags or spare linen in these areas. If you’re utilising the space up top, store items that you do not need every day as they are harder to access.
Enjoy the organisation process and try to stay on top of it!