The bedroom is a common place for clutter to gather, out of sight of visitors and other family members and the wardrobe organisation session is one of our most sought after services.
We have completed countless wardrobe declutters over the last 13+ years and have been featured on TV, print as well as various radio programs where we have shared our tips.
Our expertise has enabled us to have created a system that works for our clients as an ongoing process and not only for this area of the home but for most other areas as well.
We suggest using thin flocked hangers for a uniformed look and space saving solution.
Pocket organisers are also great for flat shoes, scarves, belts, camisoles, tights and other smaller categories.
Use the one in one out rule – new shoes in, take an older pair out – this keeps your wardrobe in a more manageable condition.
Checking your phone and wandering off to do other things will not get the job done, if you cannot commit to finishing it in one day, its best to schedule on a day and time when you can.
If you need further information, do not hesitate to contact us with your questions either via phone, email or on our social media pages.
Have a drink and a snack handy so you are not tempted to stray mid organisation for a sugar or coffee fix
Put a timer on so you can give yourself a small break midway, time your break as well so as not to start other tasks and get side-tracked.
Remove all your clothes and accessories from the wardrobe and group into categories as you go, pants, shirts, dresses etc.
Once in categories, filter one group at a time further by keep, donate, bin or mend. Really consider the rationale behind keeping items for sentimental purposes. If an item holds emotional value can you perhaps transform it into something you will use and wear?
Have a maybe pile and return to it at the end, putting serious thought into whether it deserves some prime real estate in your wardrobe or whether it has served its purpose and can be loved by someone else.
We suggest using thin flocked hangers for a uniformed look and space saving solution. Clothes are also less likely to end up on the floor with these type of hangers as the fabric grips to most clothing. For heaver jackets we use a wooden hanger to ensure the it stays in shape.
Having your wardrobe look like a shop makes it more enjoyable to get dressed, so we like to organise by sleeve length and colour going short to long and light to dark. For example tanks and camisoles are hung white to black. Short sleeve tees are hung white to black, you get the idea.
Pocket organisers are also great for flat shoes, scarves, belts, camisoles, tights and other smaller categories. These are also ideal for using wall space in your walk in that would otherwise be left bare.
Store shoes heel to toe if you are limited on space and can’t quite bare to reduce your collection any further.
Use the one in one out rule – new shoes in, take an older pair out – this keeps your wardrobe in a more manageable condition using the space you have. Think twice before adding more pieces of furniture and storing items in other parts of the house.
At most you should use the top part of your wardrobe for seasonal items like jumpers and shorts, swapping around as the year progresses.
Lastly the items no longer wanted should be taken directly to charity, do not pass go and do not reconsider
Happy organising :)
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