The time of the fateful season change in our closets has come. Some have come forward for a while and who, like me, have been waiting for the definitive change of climate. Placing an order in the closet is one of those moments that I personally try to postpone as much as possible because I only lose patience at the end and I never get that much desired organization. That is why I decided today for mettermics and at the same time to share with you a brief guide on how to be able to arrange your wardrobe step by step.
4 steps to fit your closet during the change of season
The wardrobe of the overwhelming majority of people is made up of 90% of clothes that are not used, a 5% “I do not get in” and a 5% of clothes we always use because “we have nothing to put.” True, too, most of us have cabinets too small compared to the myriad of possessed clothes. That is why it is necessary to organize it well and to keep it in order as much as possible without the disorder taking over even on us. Having said that, let us arm ourselves with holy patience, take a few hours to do it and let us dedicate ourselves to our wardrobe, keeping it in order following these practical step-by-step advice.
1. Empty all and clean
Let’s start by completely emptying the closet and you, basically, get the sign of the cross creating chaos in the room. Empty wardrobe clean and disinfect all its interior ready to accommodate the new arrangement of our garments.
2. Divide the garments by category
Now divide by category all the items we have previously pulled out of the closet. Trousers on one side, skirts on the other, shirts in a pile, t-shirts in another and so on for sweaters, sweatshirts, etc. For each of them go to the sieve the individual garments by deciding what’s good for the new season and what should instead be placed in a dedicated container to get it out to the next one.
This is the most difficult step. Strength and courage but we have to put ourselves in the top of getting rid of something from every category of clothes. Becoming serial accumulators is a moment. Think that according to statistics about 1/3 of our wardrobe is made up of garments that we will never wear during the year. Let’s start wondering if we really need 6 pairs of blue pants rather than 10 identical whitish t-shirts. We eliminate everything that is licked and ruined, can not be repaired or stained irretrievably. We also remove clothes that are no longer there. Thinking about a future diet to come back does not work when we will want to buy something new, so on. Finally give a time to your bosses. Do not use it for two years? Do a good job by giving it to Caritas or some less fortunate family of you. He will give him a new life without forgetting him in a closet.
Now is the time to organize the actual closet. Choose an area to be assigned for each garment category and decide whether to divide them by feature, season, or color. Additionally, hanging them and starting them from right to left seems to be the most intuitive choice in the sense of order both visual and practical.
These are the 4 fundamental steps for a rather painless and practical cabinet changeover. Now let’s see some other little advice to keep our wardrobes organized and sorted as long as possible.
How to keep the cabinet well organized and arranged for as long as possible
1. Everything in beautiful view
Having everything in order at eye level is crucial. Avoid losing time in looking for a boss rather than another throwing it all back in the air. Moreover, what is stored hidden and far from the eyes becomes automatically forgotten and will no longer be used to rediscover it perhaps at the next season’s change by exhorting with an “And where was it over?“.
2. A new boss for an old man
Whenever you buy a new boss and put it in the closet, remove an old one. In this way you will never find yourself at the starting point but always have an optimization of both the space and the selection of items that you love and like to wear.
3. Prepare fine paddles
Those in wood, upholstered or of original shapes are certainly the most beautiful to see but in bulky cabinets and occupy a lot of space. Choosing the finest plastic anonymous ones instead is the best solution because they allow you to recover several centimeters in which to hang it further.
4. Use the inside of the cabinet doors
They do not think in many but often between the doors and the inside of the inner shelves there is space that can be optimized. Belts, scarves and accessories can be hung with hooks inside the doors. This makes it easy to clear the drawers for which we used them and automatically have more space available.
5. No to laundry bags
The bags inside which we deliver the washed laundry garments hold the moisture and very often are the cause of those ugly yellow spots as well as powder receptacles. Do not put off your clothes this way. Open them or buy them in cotton or other fabrics.
6. Roll up socks and underwear
It’s a fact, rolling the socks and underwear so much space in the drawers. It takes patience and you have to get used to it but it really is worth it.
7. Name each container
When we get something, that’s shoes or clothes for next season it’s good to know what’s and where. For this, it may be useful to write the contents of the box outside of each box so that it does not become crazy if we are looking for something specific.
To conclude, the only rule I can give you for a wardrobe in order is to stick to uniformity. I assure you that not only the eye will thank you. And you? Any further suggestions to give me to optimize space or keep order in our closets for as long as you can?