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Five effective ways to organise your wardrobe

Say goodbye to your messy wardrobe.

Stacey Tay

When she’s not writing articles, you’ll find her at home using her sewing machine.


Published: 4 June 2021, 12:47 PM

You may have tried to declutter your wardrobe, only for it to get messy just a few weeks later. 

Organising your wardrobe may seem like one of the most difficult tasks for beginners to tackle. But with some patience and time, it will be much easier for you to find the pieces you want to wear. 

Here are some tips that will help you organise your wardrobe more efficiently.

1. Organise your clothes based on different categories

One way to organise your wardrobe is by arranging your clothes based on different dress codes. 

From casual outings to casual dinners, sorting out your clothes can help you visualise the range of clothes you have for specific events. 

 

This method helps you to save time when getting ready. PHOTO CREDIT: PIOTR SZULAWSKI VIA UNSPLASH

 

Alternatively, you can arrange your wardrobe by arranging your pieces in the exact order of the rainbow, from red to purple.

By colour coding your wardrobe, your wardrobe will appear visually appealing, and you can easily identify the pieces that will match with each other.

2. Declutter your wardrobe

To avoid your wardrobe bursting with too many clothes, you can declutter it by removing things you don’t wear.

Start by taking all your clothes out, then separating them according to three categories: to keep, to sell, and to donate.

 

Don’t keep more than what you can store. PHOTO CREDIT: SARAH BROWN VIA UNSPLASH

 

The “to keep” pile would be for clothes that you wear often and intend to continue wearing, and the “to sell” pile would be for clothes that are still in trend. Finally, the “to donate” pile is for clothes that are lightly-used that can be given to various organisations and thrift shops

As for clothes that are stained beyond repair or have other major defects, you can dispose or recycle them.

3. Utilise wardrobe organisers

Wardrobe organisers can help you categorise the pieces that you’ve decided to keep. 

For example, if you place your clothes or undergarments in your drawers, installing drawer dividers can also help you separate your clothes. 

You can also place bulkier items, such as towels and winter coats, on shelves.

 

Consider using the extra space to install hooks, where you can hang your most-worn accessories. PHOTO CREDIT: RACHEL CLARE VIA PEXELS

 

These organisers serve different purposes that can keep your wardrobe neat and tidy.

4. Invest in more basic, essential pieces

As trends come and go, you might only wear some pieces once or twice before they go out of style. Instead of spending on fleeting trends, you can spend your money on good-quality basics like neutral-coloured t-shirts, denim jeans and capri pants. 

The clothing produced by fast fashion companies is not made to last. When they are eventually discarded, they leave a harmful impact on the environment due to textile waste

Making a conscious effort to purchase sustainably-made basic pieces can help to conserve the environment. 

You can buy sustainable clothes from brands like Muji, which offers basics made of organic cotton. 

 

By being mindful of what you wear and spend on, you will be saving the environment.
PHOTO CREDIT: SARAH DORWEILER VIA UNSPLASH

 

With these staples, you can also coordinate your outfits more easily!

5. Roll or fold your clothes

Unsure about the right way to fold your clothes? Learn from organising expert Marie Kondo, who recommends folding your clothes to a small rectangle with the tried-and-tested “KonMari Method”. 

This method may seem difficult for beginners, but it will become a routine after some practise.

 

According to Marie Kondo, your clothes will be “happier” if you fold them. PHOTO CREDIT: MD SALMAN

 

Alternatively, you can roll your clothes and line them up vertically. As the rolls are tightly packed, they will “stand”, saving a lot of wardrobe space.

It’s time for you to go through your wardrobe and re-organise your clothes. Finding that important piece of clothing will now be a breeze. 

Happy organising!


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