The wardrobe of your dreams
Do you have wardrobe envy? Turn on any home makeover show or glance at an advertisement for a fancy wardrobe company, and you likely will. Everything is just so neat and perfect and, well, organised. Of course, enlisting a custom wardrobe company to remodel your space can cost big bucks (or at least bigger bucks than you may have right now). But creating the wardrobe of your dreams doesn’t have to be out of reach – not if you know a few pro tips and pick up a few essential organising items.
As a professional organiser and the author of Keep This, Toss That, I can give you the inside track to wardrobe-organising bliss. The good news? It won’t cost you a bundle. The even better news? This expert-assisted DIY is a lot easier than you think. Here’s exactly what I would do to your wardrobe to maximise your space, store your items in a way that makes sense, and keep everything clean and organised for the long haul. So, let’s get the wardrobe transformation underway!
Switch to slimline hangers
Mismatched hangers make your wardrobe look messy. Stop using the random hangers you’ve collected over the years, and instead swap in a set of slim hangers to give your wardrobe a boutique look. And because slim hangers are thinner than typical hangers, you’ll also save space. Hang the clothes you reach for most often in the front and centre. Infrequently used clothing, like out-of-season and occasion-specific items, can go farther back. And here’s another pro tip: If you run out of hangers, don’t buy more – free up a few by giving away clothes that no longer fit or you no longer love.
Divide the rod
Keeping your hanging clothes categorised by season, style, and colour is a whole lot easier with rod dividers. Just like the ones you find in boutiques that divide clothes by size, these write-on dividers allow you to label your own sections. Follow this method for organising bliss: First, hang tops from the shortest to the longest sleeve length and bottoms from the shortest to the longest hem length. Then, within each category, arrange clothes by the colour of the rainbow. Start with dark followed by purple, blue and greens; then go into yellows, oranges, reds and whites. You’ll feel happy seeing your clothes all neatly lined up.