Organizing a closet never came easy to anyone, especially when you have more clothes than your wardrobe can accommodate! This is where you can do with some quick tips that will make you a pro at organizing a lot of clothes in a limited space.
Ace the act of organizing a lot of clothes in limited space by looking at the pointers mentioned below:
1. Say Goodbye To Old Clothing
The first step to making space in your wardrobe is to take everything out and spring clean your wardrobe. Take out all your clothes, shoes, bags jewelry and other accessories. Spread everything out on your bed or on the floor and sort them in the order of old and new or what fits and what doesn’t. Next, proceed to get rid of the older items, especially the ones which you haven’t worn in a long time and are less likely to wear again. At the same time, get rid of anything that doesn’t fit you anymore by donating them. If there are clothes that are damaged, then consider throwing them in the trash.
Pro Tip: If there are pieces of clothing and accessories that are still in a good condition and you don’t feel like giving them away for free, organize a garage sale and sell them off and invest in new ones from that money!
2. Organize Everything by Season
Choosing an outfit to wear can be troublesome if you don’t find anything almost immediately. The fix is to organize all your outfits by seasons.
Organize the current seasons’ outfits in the wardrobe and store other seasons’ outfits elsewhere to save up on space. For instance, if it is Winters, then store away your bikini tops, shorts and flip flops as you won’t be wearing them for sure. Similarly, if it is Summers, fold away your winterwear including parkas and boots, which will only waste space in the closet.
3. Fold Them Right
Do you have a large collection of t-shirts? The best t-shirt storing hack is to fold them in triples and arrange them in the drawers so that they take up less space.
Color code them to bring in more uniformity. Arrange them in light to dark colors, VIBGYOR patterns or monochromes etc. so that you know exactly where they are kept. This will save you time when you want to dress up quickly and not end up turning the entire wardrobe upside down.
Pro tip: Include wooden shelf dividers and neatly line up the shelves with neatly folded clothes and towels.
4. Invest In Jewelry Organizers
Have a large collection of accessories, wristwatches and jewelry? Organize them cleverly to make more space in the closet. This will also save you from the perennial woe of losing up your earrings often or wearing the wrong pair!
The best option is to invest in jewelry organizers, which are easily available. Place them in the drawers or hang them on the doors of the wardrobe for additional storage. Follow the same step with your belts, socks, scarves too. The difference will be evident.
5. Organize Your Accessories Smartly
Have a tie hanger lying somewhere? Use it to store your tank tops, camisoles and bralettes. You’ll need only one hanger, which will help you accommodate several of your outfits in a limited space. With a few of these hangers, you can save more space than you imagine.
Similarly, if you want to keep all your belts handy, then invest in a belt hanger. Another alternative to hanging several belts in the closet is to use shower curtain rings. These are fantastic substitutes for belt hangers and are dirt cheap. The best part of using the shower curtain rings is that you can use only a certain number of rings for your belts and increase or decrease the count if needed.
Pro tip: Use shower rings to hang your jeans, shorts and skirts (or any other bottom wear with belt hoops).
6. Attach A Magazine Rack To Your Closet’s Door
The door of a closet is often the most neglected and wasted space. Put it to good use by attaching magazine rack(s). These can be used to store anything and everything that you want, including sunglasses, towels, socks, hair styling tools, cosmetics etc.
Pro tip: You can also attach doorknobs to the closet door and create an instant necklace/accessories hanger without spending an extra penny!
7. Use A Plastic Hanger To Keep Scarves In Shape
Keep all your lovely scarves in shape by tying them to plastic hangers. Alternatively, you can also hang them on the hangers based on their colors, materials or patterns. Buy several of these hangers (same shape and size) to arrange your neckties, dresses, tops and other outfits in the closet uniformly.
Pro tip: Avoid using hangers to hang woolen wear like sweaters and pullovers or any knitted outfit as they may lose their original shape if they are made to hang for a long period. Always make it a point to fold them while storing.
8. Find A New Use For Shoe Organizers
Clear plastic shoe organizers are meant for storing shoes. However, you can also put them to good use by storing your socks, gloves, stockings and innerwear. You can also use them to store your cosmetics in the order of color, makeup brushes, hair brushes, accessories, jewelry and so on and so forth. All you need to do is hang these organizers on the doors to create more space.
9. Have Floor Space, Will Use
Even after packing your closet space to the brim, you might still have some space left on the floor of your closet. Don’t let this space go waste. Use it to store your shoes, bed linen and your bags.
No matter how bad you are at organizing your closet, these tips will come to your rescue and help you save up space like a pro! Have any other organizing tip that we can add to the list? Let us know.