Step One: Assess Your Wardrobe
- Begin by pulling EVERYTHING out of your wardrobe.
- Go through your clothes and items in your wardrobe and honestly evaluate each piece. Dispose or donate to charity anything that you do not wear or does not fit you anymore.
- If you haven’t worn an item in 12 months or more – get rid of it! Chances are, you’re not going to wear it again!
Step Two: Categorise Your Clothes
- You can categorise by season (summer, winter, spring and autumn). If you choose to use this method be sure to store off season clothes in another area.
- You can categorise your clothes by purpose and type. For example work, casual, etc.
- You can categorise by colour – Dark to light.
- A good system to use is to hang all your clothes in the wardrobe with the hangers turned backwards. When you wear an item, turn the hanger around the correct way. Anything still hanging backwards at the end of the year has not been worn and needs to go!
Clothes Storage Tips:
- Use padded or tubular hangers – wire hangers can make marks in the shoulders of your shirts.
- Smaller and loose items are stored more easily in a drawer and will free up more space in your wardrobe.
- To save more space in your wardrobe, hang belts, scarves and hats on hooks that you can install on the wardrobe wall or door.
- If you can, use a shoe rack to keep your shoes organised.