Isn't it BEAUTIFUL feeling that finally you have those pair of stilettos that you've been eyeing for weeks, got some latest handbag fit for your needs, and almost (yeah ALMOST) overflowing choices of clothes in your closet?
You feel that you are one of the luckiest girl in your circle, who can afford these beautiful things (wink).
"You have almost everything, but you still feel unsatisfied, right?"
"...my life sucks."
Ohh I see, your closet is a complete chaos. Everything is not in-place and you are having trouble everyday searching for the right dress and shoes for the occasion. And sometimes you feel like you have nothing to wear (because you just couldn't find it, stuck under those file of purchases), so you keep on buying, and depending on your magic cards to get a new outfit, rather than spending time searching for one in your closet.
Again and again, your life feels like a great disaster.
But don't worry, we are here to help you sort these things out. We've compiled some tips for you on how to organize your closet (doesn't matter if its a small one OR a closet room).
"... like this way?"
Ohh no no. We will teach you the proper and easy way. Organizing your closet needs your quality time, so we suggest to give your day for this activity.
A clean, well-organized wardrobe—instead of a confusing, jumbled mess of clothes and accessories—means you’ll maximize all your sartorial purchases, and come up with polished, carefully considered outfits even on hectic mornings. The task of de-cluttering your wardrobe can be overwhelming though, so we’ve enlisted some tips and tricks and soon you’ll not only have clothes that are well maintained but also an orderly closet.
Step #1: Get Rid Of Your Old Clothes.
It might not be easy, but tossing out or donating old clothes is key to making room in your closet. We suggest you to donate anything you've haven’t worn in more than two years that has no intrinsic value. Also, if it’s two sizes too small or two sizes too big, It’s time to buy new clothes.
Get rid of it. Get a huge charity-box to store your old clothes, and prepare to send it for donation.
Step #2: If you feel you can't do it, then it's time to call the pros.
If you’re interested in hiring professional help to organize your closet, it may be more affordable than you think. You can ask for a custom closet that you can afford.
Step #3: Start Organizing.
How do you organize sweaters versus lingerie or shoes versus jeans? There are different solutions for each, so check out how you can start de-cluttering your closet.
If you have the space to hang everything, hang everything. The more you see it, the more you'll wear it.
Fold the very heavy sweaters so they don’t lose shape on the hanger. Also, cedar is not a myth. It really does prevent moths from getting into your cashmere or wool sweaters. Replace the cedar every six months. Color code sweaters by weight, and use dividers or cubbies. Use a sweater folding board to make perfect folds.
How you want to organize your jeans is a personal choice. There are a number of ways to do so—by cut, brand, color, style, size, or none of the above. Some tend to go by color. We suggest to hang by the hem and organize by dark to light denim.
Hang them using clips and fold in the sides so the outside of the garment isn’t marked by the clips. This also makes everything look uniform on the hanger and gives it a cleaner side profile in your closet.
For dresses, hang it by color rather than length. Start with strapless and go to long-sleeve. Never leave your dresses, or any other clothes, in the dry cleaning or plastic garment bags. The chemicals from dry cleaning attack the fibers of your clothing and cause damage. Choosing to divide dresses “by length” but also “season and day or night.”
Make your purses out of their dust bags and to have as many visible as possible. It’s hard to change bags if you can’t see them. They don’t generally get damaged out of their dust bags, so enjoy the view. Scarves folded in piles by color and material works best, and makes it easy to pull one out without ruining the organization of the rest. For hats, don't underestimate the glory of hat boxes. It will help to keep it for deforming, and stores it good shape. Take uniform photos of the hats and glue them to the outside of the boxes.
We prefer shoes to go right shoe toe out and left shoe heel out so you can see both to make finding what you’re planning to wear easy. Organize shoes by color and style. To save spaces, always hide tennis shoes, (or running shoes) and flip-flops in the least seen place.
Organize by color, size, and type. Make sure to rotate your bras and underwear so you’re not wearing the same few all of the time. For a luxe touch, line drawers in silk and sometimes do sachet-lined drawers.
We like built-in drawer in one’s closet or dresser in order to keep things neat and uncluttered. It’s also a great way to see what you have and makes it easy to keep hidden from plain sight.
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Invest on some good quality vanity drawers for your make-ups and skincare. Get rid of those make-ups that you've haven't use for a year, coz it will only damage your skin. Check on these vanity inspiration below.
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