So you’re a fashionista and you own a lot of clothes and trendy items. The problem is that right now, your closet is a bit of a mess. You’ve decided to take the bull by the horns and completely optimize the space in your wardrobe, but you don’t know how to go about it. Not to worry! I understand that learning how to create a wardrobe is an art that must be mastered over time. And that new wardrobe designs, organization strategies, folding techniques and storage accessories are constantly expanding the possibilities for defining this important space. That’s why, in this article, I’m giving you some tips to follow to build a wardrobe that inspires you and reflects your style. Happy reading!
With the daily hustle and bustle, closet organization is probably not high on your priority list. Yet an effective daily routine is essential to optimizing your closet space, keeping your wardrobe organized and adding structure to your daily fashion. A well-organized closet can increase the longevity of your clothes and improve the appearance of this important space in your home.
I recommend adding shelves, rods and closet drawers which will have a huge impact on your closet organization system. A few changes can go a long way, especially when it comes to your closet needs.
To Hang or to Fold?
Recently, a minimalist approach to creating an organized and inviting wardrobe has taken hold. Known as the “capsule wardrobe,” this trend is about reducing your wardrobe to the versatile, quality staples you love to wear. This modern approach is at odds with the traditional concept of creating and managing a large selection of clothing.
But it’s just as important to think about the best ways to store those staple pieces so they’re always ready to wear. Some clothes need hangers and others need to be folded. It’s not enough to just throw them in a drawer so they don’t wrinkle or get caught on other clothes. Your key garments need a specific care strategy to ensure their longevity.
Some clothes are best stored when folded. These include the following items:
- Casual pants
- Seasonal clothing
- Casual clothing
Clothing that should be kept on hangers are:
- Belts, ties and accessories in longer fabrics
Importance of the Right Hangers
When your clothes are clean, ironed, and professional, so are you.
But when it comes to storing clothes properly, are you using the right hangers? It’s convenient to buy cheap plastic hangers at the grocery store or reuse the wire ones from the dry cleaner. But investing in the wrong hangers can damage your clothes over time.
Your clothes spend most of their lives on hangers, and you need the right tool to meet the needs of each. Choosing between felt or wooden hangers is a great start and gives your precious possessions a higher crib. But even the best options depend on the right hanging methods.
Prepare for Long Term Storage
It’s natural for your wardrobe to go through different looks throughout the year. You change clothes with the seasons. Trends change. So do body shapes. When clothes go from regular use to long-term storage, you need to make sure they’re safe.
Your clothes need special storage strategies to breathe properly, stay fresh, and not attract bugs, discoloration, or wrinkles. Many popular items from big box stores or low-cost shopping sites are not designed to protect your wardrobe and can cause more damage than they protect. How you store your clothes is just as important. A mistake in use can ruin a garment just as easily as an inferior item.
When preparing to store clothing for an extended period of time, remember to take the following steps:
- Thoroughly clean and inspect all garments before storing them.
- Avoid cardboard or plastic containers.
- Choose a temperature-controlled environment to store clothing.
- Don’t hang up all the clothes. Fold some items.
- Choosing your next garment bag.