Tidying your physical space allows you to tend to your psychological space. – Marie Kondo
Giving your closet a proper set-up may seem time-consuming, but it’s actually the opposite. While it’s tempting to not clean a messy closet because you know where things are anyway, it can rob you from a sense of order and beauty. An unorganized closet can lead to a ripple effect that enables owners to become careless, which can then lead to accidents, confusion, and tardiness. Prevent these from happening by taking the time to personalize your closet however you see fit!
Purging Your Closet
Organizing your closet can be a soothing and therapeutic experience. Besides having to go through old clothes that can lead you to a trip down memory lane, the uncluttering process also means you’d have to reassess your needs and fashion sense. How many of those clothes do you still think is cute? Do you still like the dress you haven’t worn in months? Which of these can you mix and match to create something fabulous for a night out with friends? If these thoughts have you excited, then you better ready three boxes labeled ‘keeping’, ‘thinking’, and ‘donating’. Know the difference between saving it for later and saving it for never.
Consider investing in dividers like baskets and coat racks that not only aid in building a system for your closet but also in creating a unique interior design using your best clothes. With a little bit of imagination, you can turn a boring old coat rack into a quirky little wall aesthetic that can improve your home’s interior. Aside from this, utilize your walls and add extra dividers and hooks for your accessories.
A Time and Place for Everything
One popular method is organizing your clothes through segregation. In terms of functionality, it’s better to organize your wardrobe based on what you are likely to wear in the next few days. This is a convenience that shouldn’t be taken for granted. This can be achieved by:
- Separating the formals from the casuals,
- Using containers and shoe racks for your purses or hats,
- Keeping your accessories/jewelry where you can easily see them,
- Doing something fun and artistic in presenting them.
Maximizing your storage space can be tricky, but given time and a bit of minimalist magic, you’ll be on your way to creating an elegant repository. For starters, you can use different folding techniques that will make the most out of your closet. One example, the filing method, involves triple-folding your shirt and stacking them in a way you’d stack folders in a file cabinet. An exceptional alternative to the traditional fold and stack. Another way is using the rolling method, where you roll everything and squeezing them in. This method saves time and is useful with bulky items like thick jackets and bathrobes.
If you’re in need of extra inspiration, look up closet idea albums online. They can visually enlighten you on what you can do to make your closet even more stylish. Treat your closet like a second home and keep it orderly. It will give you the peace of mind and convenience you never knew you needed.