Spring has arrived and what better way to celebrate than with a Spring Clean of your home! Starting with your wardrobe is the perfect way to commence your journey- there’s nothing as rewarding, calming and comforting as a well-organised closet. Not sure where to begin? Read on as we list our favourite and most effective tips for springing into a tidy wardrobe and you’ll be channelling your inner Marie Kondo in no time!
Step 1. Purge.
This vital first step will allow you to reduce the amount you store, while allowing the items that you wear and use frequently to be displayed properly in your robe. Start by taking every item out of your wardrobe and then sort into 3 sections: keep, store and donate. Don’t be overwhelmed and take your time, it will be well worth it at the end of this step.
Sell, give away or donate what you no longer plan to keep or store. There are many wonderful charities that will welcome your donations, plus you will be reducing your carbon footprint by donating rather than throwing out clothing and accessories. Win, win!
Store sentimental items in storage boxes at the top of your wardrobe, ensuring that they stay safe while allowing you to access your everyday items in the main part of your closet. If storing away seasonal items such as bulky coats or special garments that you don’t frequently wear, keep them to the far side of your hanging space, ensuring they are in their correct garment bags.
Designer tip: Sorting through your wardrobe prior to your Freedom Wardrobes appointment will give you a clear idea of exactly what needs to be stored and our designers will work with you to create the perfect storage solutions for your possessions.
Step 2. Organise.
Now that you know what you are going to keep, it’s time to start organising! Sort items into groups according to whether they will be stored in hanging space, open shelving or drawers.
Full hanging is perfect for long clothing such as dresses and coats, whereas half-hanging is ideal for shirts, skirts and pants. Drawers provide the perfect home for basics such as t-shirts and underwear, while accessories such as handbags should sit pretty in open shelving.