Wardrobes are tricky things to organise – there never seems to be enough space for everything you own. Then you waste precious minutes in the morning because you can’t find that skirt you planned on wearing, even though you know it’s around here somewhere. Or your shoes are scattered all over the floor since you don’t have anywhere to put them.
Depending on your available space, there are plenty of wardrobe storage ideas. The first step, though, is to purge your closet (yep, you gotta do it). Then pick your organisation method and get to work. You can colour-coordinate your hangers to specific garment types, or create dividers to separate different kinds of clothing. Otherwise, consider hanging up only in-season clothes to minimise the contents of your wardrobe. Alternatively, maximise your storage options by installing a shelving unit, using storage baskets, or going vertical.
(Also, don’t forget to keep the rest of your room clean, too! If you need help with that, hire an expert house cleaning service to give you a hand.)
In need of wardrobe organisation ideas? Here’s how to clean up your closet – easily.
Before anything else, clear out your wardrobe first! It doesn’t matter if you need storage ideas for a walk-in robe or need to make the most out of a tiny closet. Even the best organisation system won’t get you very far if your wardrobe is overstuffed. So take a leaf out of Marie Kondo’s book and put away the clothes you no longer wear – make sure to say thank you, too.
TIP: Sort through your clothes while clearing them out! This way, you’ll have an easier time rearranging and reorganising when putting them back in your closet.
Add some aesthetic to your clothes storage space by colour-coordinating the interior. Put together garments of the same colour, or use a specific hanger hue for a particular type of clothing. Or combine both ideas and get matching hangers for your clothes for the most Instagram-worthy closet!
Divide and conquer
You can DIY clothing dividers to help you better organise your wardrobe. It helps to separate different types of clothing; this way, you don’t end up rifling through your garments looking for that one specific shirt. (Of course, remember to put your clothes back in the correct section afterwards!)
If you have a walk-in closet (lucky!), use each section for a specific type of clothing. Split up trousers, shirts, dresses, and other items, so it’s easier to search for things to wear – and easier to put them back after laundry day, too.
Keep an external rack in your bedroom where you can hang either the clothes you frequently use or the ones you’re currently using. You can also hang up specific outfits to wear throughout the week! This saves some space in your wardrobe and saves you time every morning – no more wondering if you’re going to wear these jeans or those ones.
Maximise your closet space by only keeping in-season clothes on display. Out-of-season clothes can be stored in linen boxes, either in top-level cabinets or under the bed. By doing this, you only keep the garments that you’re sure you’ll wear (and you’ll free up shelf space for a new item or two – go on, we won’t tell!).
Make the most out of your closet by installing a shelving unit. This way, you can fold clothes and stack them on shelves, making it easy to see which pieces are where. You can also combine shelves with drawers for multiple storage options.
In addition to shelves, consider shelf dividers so you can neatly partition your storage space. Each section can hold specific kinds of clothing, so you know which items go on which shelf – and where to put them back.
If you have a tall closet, save space by using multiple-level storage. For example, insert a second clothing rod at a lower height so you can hang more clothing. Or use the available space for a shoe rack for your shoe collection. You can also buy standalone drawers or shelf units and place them on the floor of your wardrobe.
If your wardrobe is too stuffed, consider giving yourself extra space by removing non-clothing items. Try having different storage for your shoes, hats, bags, and other accessories – freeing up space for your clothes. Separating your accessories also means you’ll have an easier time keeping everything neat and tidy.
How much hanging space do you have in your closet? If it’s limited, consider going vertical – get special space-saving hangers and maximise your vertical space. You can also opt for hanging storage in place of shoe racks, or a dangling scarf rack. Use the wall space too!
Alternatively, make the most of what’s available and use your closet door for double-duty storage! Install a rack for hanging purses, scarves, and belts. Or put clothes hooks on the outside so you can hang up jumpers and coats.
All boxed up
Storage containers or storage baskets go a long way to keeping garments organised. Use them to hold socks, underwear, and other small pieces of clothing. You can DIY your own bins with a bit of creativity, or use the excuse to shop for cute boxes to match your interior decor.