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5 tips for organizing your closet

Summer’s rolling around which means our wardrobe may need an upgrade.

By House & Garden South Africa | October 11, 2021 | Category

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Summer’s rolling around which means our wardrobe may need an upgrade. All those bulky jackets and coats can be stored away while we make space for lighter fabrics and breezy garments - allowing us to fit way more into our closets.

Here are some top tips on how to organize your wardrobe:

Clear out

Before you can organize your closet you need to clear it out. Go through all your clothing and allocate them to different sections. Start with a ‘Keep’, ‘Sell’, and ‘Toss’ box - and then work your way from there. All the keep items should be stored and co-ordinated per the tips below.

Organize by category and colour

When organizing your wardrobe, categorisation is key. Organize your clothing into sections by colour and then by category. For example, sleepwear goes in one draw, while evening dresses hang on the left side of the cupboard. Then, hang the dresses into sections by colour. This makes items easier to see and find - saving you a few minutes every morning.

Wardrobe equipment is essential

Invest in quality wardrobe equipment to really get the job done. Quality hangers are a non-negotiable (get rid of those wire or plastic ones), while accessories such as draw dividers make a great home for socks and underwear. Sunglasses can also be stored this way.

Use the top shelf for expensive, quality items

If you’ve invested in a luxury item (particularly something that you don’t use often), such as a designer bag, it’s important to look after it and store it away from areas where it can get squashed or damaged. Use the top shelf for these items, and remember to dust often!

Take pictures

If you have a lot of items stored in boxes, such as shoes, or jewellery in containers, an easy tip is to take pictures of each item and tape it to the front of the box. This way, you’ll know what’s inside it without having to rummage through multiple boxes before finding the item you need.