We all want a wardrobe that’s neat and tidy. But, reorganising can sometimes feel like an overwhelming ordeal. If decluttering is a job you’ve been dreading, here are some wardrobe organisation hacks. With the simple addition of high-quality wardrobe shelves, you can turn that floordrobe into an orderly system that makes getting ready a breeze.
First, declutter your wardrobe
The first step in organising your wardrobe shelves is to declutter. Take everything out of your wardrobe storage and create ‘keep’, ‘sell’, ‘donate’, and ‘throw-away’ piles. Have four corresponding bags or bins nearby to toss clothing and accessories into.
Some people also like to have a fifth ‘maybe’ category that can be revisited in six months. If you want to know the biggest secret to organising your wardrobe, it’s all in the initial decluttering. You’ll make your life a lot easier with fewer items to manage.
Second, choose a wardrobe system
Choosing the right wardrobe storage system will depend on the size of your space and how you want to organise it. For a compact room, small bedroom wardrobe storage is great for maximising space, while large bedroom wardrobe storage will better suit a bigger room. We provide systems that combine hanging space with drawers, and we also have adjustable shelves and mobile wardrobes.
Before buying wardrobe storage, make sure you declutter so you have an accurate idea of how much space you need. Not sure how to set up a Pinnacle wardrobe system? Installation instructions are here. If you’re using an existing wardrobe system, it could be an ideal time to clean its surfaces before replacing your items.
Third, put your clothes away
When you put your clothes into your chosen wardrobe storage system, ensure there is a good reason behind your designation of items. Rarely used things shouldn’t be at the front of your wardrobe. They can easily be kept at the back or up high because you will reach for them less. Conversely, clothes and accessories that you wear most days, for example, work wear, should be at the front and centre of your wardrobe storage system.
Consider how you would like to categorise your wardrobe. There are a few different ways you can group your clothes. The classic method is to match items, such as storing jeans with other jeans or cardigans with other cardigans. Some people like to store clothes according to their colours, with shades of red together, blue together, etc. Or you could hang an entire outfit on a coat hanger, complete with jewellery. For items in drawers, make sure you have a folding technique that makes clothes easy to find.
Lastly, rinse and repeat
Just because you’ve organised your wardrobe once, that doesn’t mean you can forget it all and let your clothes start erupting from cupboards again! A tidy closet requires regular maintenance and “thinning”. But the payoff is that each time you do it, it will get that little bit easier to keep your wardrobe in check.