Are you always wearing the same outfits through the week, although your closet is overflowing? Think it is too hard to sort through your clothes? Here are some easy tips to get you sorted:
- To begin – take EVERY SINGLE THING out of it.
- When choosing clothes to keep, ask yourself a few vital questions to immediately weed out the weak items (if you answer no to one or more of these questions, you are unlikely to wear the item again) – Does it still fit? Is it damaged? Have I worn it in the last 12 months? If I saw it in a store now, would I buy it? Do I like the way it looks on me?
- Hang as many items in your closet as you can (neatly). If you can see it, you are more likely to wear it. DO NOT OVER-STUFF YOUR CLOSET. This is what started the mess!
- Face all your hangers away from you when you hang them. Yes, this makes it more difficult to remove from the rail, I know! After wearing an item, return the hanger to face you (the easy way to remove from the railing). In a few months, you will be able to tell which clothes you thought you were going to wear, but didn’t. Now you can declutter even more.
- If you have lots of clothes to hang, invest in slim hangers to make it easier not to over-stuff your closet (again!).
- Using garment organisers that clip onto your closet rail, can also be a great help to separate your work clothes, sportswear, coats, etc. Make sure you return the items to the correct spot though.
- Do not hang heavy sweaters/ loose knit items on hangers – They may lose their shape. Rather fold these.
- Organise your folded clothes in a way that makes sense to you. Keep it honest to ensure you will actually wear the items you put in these piles.
- Using drawer dividers and shelf dividers can help you access clothing much easier. They do not need to be expensive, just functional.
- Use closet floor space creatively – shoe racks makes your shoes last longer and make them easier to find.
- Utilise closet door space by hanging over the door shoe bags on them.