With Winter making a quick arrival, it’s about time you begin organising that wardrobe of yours! It may feel like an exhausting task, that you put off every weekend but of all the possible chores you have around the home, we can assure you once your wardrobe reordered and ready you’ll thank us afterward. No one wants to dive right into the back as if you are desperately trying to get back to Narnia just to find your favourite Christmas jumper while having to uproot half your clothes in the process. A tidy home is a calm home, so let's take a look at our five easy tips to achieve this closet karma:
Are you an Autumn or Spring tone? A simple way to find out is to start colour coordinating your wardrobe. Organise your shirts, dress, jumpers, so you have the full-colour spectrum to hand from light to dark, at one glance. Another advantage of doing this, is it highlights what colours you have too much of and helps you reconsider buying that third identical navy blue shirt or the ninth pair of black high-heels you don't need. After you've done this simple exercise, you’ll be surprised how good you feel and ready to tackle the rest of your wardrobe!
Hanging vs Folding
I keep my thick Winter jumpers in a suit carrier to protect them from potential hungry moths and then swap these with my light cardigans and jackets when the time comes. If you're worried your expensive cashmere might not survive your storage space then why not save some plastic laundrette bags and use those along with some cedar blocks tucked inside the suit carrier. When it comes to removing your Summer t-shirts and shorts to make way for your Winter clothes, try Tidy Zen Master, Marie Kondo's technique of folding your clothes to give you more space for the thicker items that take up twice the amount of space. Filing your clothes front-to-back rather than stacking them will also give you more space and allow you to see more of your clothes too.
We all have trouble with finding enough storage space in our homes. So anything that we don't mind putting on display that allows us to tuck things away immediately becomes our best friend when it comes to interior design. Wicker drawers are a fantastic way of hiding a lot if you have open shelves and they can add warmth to your room in the process. Another lifesaver is vacuum storage bags available from places like Argos. Anything you can live without during the Winter months (and vice versa for Summer) put them inside these bags and slide them under your bed or on top of a wardrobe, so they are out of sight.
Keep It Neat
Most wardrobes have one hanger bar going across and an extra shelf if you're lucky. Why not take this to another level and add extra shelves, boxes or additional drawers to ensure smaller items are not thrown into the back and never found again. The symmetry from organising this way is very satisfying!
Showcase your Accessories
Winter can also be your chance to dust off and showcase your Winter accessories, but don't just hang your bulky coats, hats, and scarves willy-nilly. Take care to arrange and display to create a beautiful feature on your wall. It makes something quite practical into something of a design statement.
Love Omar x