Organising A Wardrobe

How To Organise Your Wardrobe

After you have edited your existing wardrobe and started building a minimal wardrobe you might want to get a little more organised and arrange your clothes in a way that works best for you. Putting a little effort into the way you store your clothes so they are cared for properly and you have a set-up that is practical and workable means getting ready in the mornings runs a lot smoother and transitioning with the seasons isn't so much of a chore.

Section Into Capsules

Especially useful if you have limited wardrobe space, sectioning your clothes on the rail and grouping together items depending on their function or use will make finding clothing much easier and quicker to find. You could separate items however you feel most appropriate whether it’s by type, occasion, style, or colour; I split mine into work and home, each capsule is then divided into dresses, tops, skirts, knitwear, jackets, and coats, starting with the darkest shades and finishing with the lightest. Avoid doubling up clothes (if you don’t have space, you probably need to do wardrobe detox) and use velvet hangers, which are kinder to fabric and prevent slippage.

Roll, Don’t Fold

In drawers, store items of clothing by rolling instead of folding; folding clothes to stack them takes up far more room and makes it impossible to find what you’re looking for without making a mess. Roll items and line them up neatly in lines so you can see exactly what you have at a glance and can take pieces out without messing up the whole row. Rolling helps prevent deep creases and keeps clothes almost entirely wrinkle-free, if stored carefully using the “military fold” method; roll jumpers, cardigans, t-shirts, and other bulky items, but not shirts, dresses, or skirts as these will almost certainly crease when stored this way.

Separate and Divide

Use boxes, cubbies, tiered shelves, racks, and hangers to separate and divide portions of your wardrobe. Lingerie and delicates should be kept in drawer dividers, accessories like belts and scarves can be stored in the same way too, while it’s more useful to hang bags separately on a wall hook. Used tiered shelves (if you have room) at the bottom your wardrobe to stack shoes without damaging them and box up any expensive or delicate items that need a little extra protection. Consider a separate free-standing rail to hang favourite clothing items from, it looks beautiful in a minimal bedroom and makes getting ready in the mornings a breeze.