How to organise your wardrobe and save time

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18.07.2019

An organised wardrobe saves time and energy

We have to get dressed every day. Standing in front of the full wardrobe and not finding anything suitable to dress doesn't have to be a nuisance every morning. Take our tips to heart and getting ready to dress in the morning will be fun. Today we share our expert knowledge about organizing wardrobes.

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1. Less is more

Take the time to get all your clothes out of your closet. Then sort them into two piles: On the right the clothes you have worn at least once in the last year. On the left the clothes you haven't worn in a year.

With the exception of beloved clothes you can confidently put the whole left pile into the old clothes collection.

If this is a bit too radical for you, sort out the clothes you no longer want and put the rest aside. After a week, take a look at the left heap of clothes you have put away. Do you really want to keep it? Only then will they should be allowed back in the wardrobe. Remember, however, that your real favourite clothes will be much more effective in the wardrobe if they are not covered by your second set of clothes.
 

2. Out of sight, out of mind

Now sort the dresses you want to keep into the categories everyday dresses and dresses for special occasions.

The best way to keep your everyday clothes in your wardrobe is to hang them on the hanger. So you can see them at any time. This makes it easier to choose the outfit of the day because you don't have to think about all the clothes you have. Sort your everyday clothes in the wardrobe according to clothing category and colour. This way, every morning you'll easily see which clothes can be matched. Since your everyday clothes are hanging on the hanger, you don't have to fight your way through drawers to find something that fits, and you'll be much quicker in choosing your clothes. When choosing a hanger, we recommend hangers with a velvet cover. This prevents your garments from slipping or falling off.

For special occasions it is best to store your clothes in transparent clothes boxes. This will make room for your everyday clothes on the hanger. It also ensures that the special clothes, especially if they are made of very heavy fabrics, do not hang out. If you have a lot of space in the wardrobe, you can store them next to the clothes on the hanger. Otherwise we advise you to store them under the bed. This protects them from direct light and keeps them within easy reach.

At the end of each season, it is also a good idea to remove the clothes you don't need for the coming season from the wardrobe. The clothes can be packed in vacuum bags. This saves space and protects them If you don't have space outside your wardrobe where you can safely store them, you can use the space behind your folded clothes in the closet for storage.

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3. Boxes and baskets are your best friends when it comes to organising the wardrobe properly

Underwear, socks and undershirts are best kept in the drawers of the wardrobe. In order to have a good overview, these things should be stacked in the order in which you put them on. Small boxes and baskets help to keep them apart and create order in an easy way.

For accessories, you can make optimum use of the space on the wardrobe doors. Simply attach a hanger to the inside of the wardrobe, on which the accessories are clearly visible and can be easily sorted.

Shoes don't really belong in a wardrobe because their leather has a strong smell of its own. Shoes are also generally not completely odour-free. This can lead to the clothing in the wardrobe absorbing the unpleasant smell. But if you don't have any other storage space for your shoes, you can store them in tightly closed boxes. So that you know immediately which shoe is in which box, you can label the boxes or attach a photo of the shoe. You can also use this system for bags. Avoid stowing smaller bags in larger bags, otherwise it is easy to forget the smaller bags.

4. Don't even give moths a chance

Moths are really annoying animals. They like sneezing into clothes and carpets and feasting on the fibres of the fabrics. This can lead to the permanent destruction of clothes. Since it is difficult to get rid of moths once they have arrived, you should make sure that they don't come in the first place.

First of all you should pay attention to the cleanliness of the wardrobe. The wardrobe should be cleaned at least once at the end of each season. A homemade cleaning agent made of vinegar and water is very suitable for this. Moths do not like the acid in vinegar!

You can also fill old socks with dried lavender blossoms and close them with a knot. Simply distribute in the cupboard, then moths do not feel comfortable there because of the smell of the lavender.

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