Whether you are a small-knitted family of four or a big one with kids of all ages, it’s not difficult to strive toward maintaining a tidy wardrobe for the adults and children alike. With good basic principles, organisation skills, and frequent upkeep, every individual in your household will be able to enjoy the benefits of a well-managed closet to start off every day with.
Children’s wardrobes need to be constantly evaluated
Children’s clothes are always a hassle to deal with – basically because they outgrow their clothes fast. This means that old, smaller-sized clothes that will not be worn again are usually overlooked and stashed at the back of their wardrobes. Many parents feel that throwing them away is a waste and brush the idea of compiling old clothes to give away till later.
It is therefore essential to not procrastinate and go through your children’s wardrobe and drawers frequently. Get your children in to help you so that they are able to get used to tiding their own space with time. Eliminate what has not been worn in the past six months and put them in a pile to get rid off.
Our wardrobes will look a lot more put-together if we put similar items together, whether by material or colour. Start with bulkier items like jeans and pants before moving onto jackets, dresses and then tops. This will make flipping through the racks easier and allows you to zero in on a particular article of clothing you want in one look.
If you share a wardrobe with your spouse, you can further organise by using adhesive-backed wall hooks to hang jewellery, belts, ties and scarves. This makes up an aesthetically pleasing display that is functional at the same time. Pullout drawers in one wardrobe can be shared between two or more people in the family so long as there are dividers to add smaller items into.
Put most of your clothes on hangers
Hanging up your clothes keeps them wrinkle-free and at eye-level. If you are worried about your clothes slipping off, invest in felt hangers that allow clothes to rest better on them. Items like loose knit sweaters can lose their shape over time on a hanger, so these will be better off stored folded on a shelf, drawer, chest and so on.
Determine what to donate, give away or put in storage
Like your children’s wardrobes, get rid of clothes that no longer fit. You might feel as though you have a sentimental hold on certain items, but if you have not worn it for years you are better off giving it away or donating it. If you happen to really love a certain item, consider shelving them all in a self-storage facility so that while it does not take up space at home, you are still able to easily access them whenever you want to.
Out of sight, out of mind
Nowadays, wardrobes are utilised not just to store clothes, but shoes and other knick-knacks as well. As these items are usually not used as much as clothes, make it a habit to store the less-used items in the space below where your clothes are, and your least-used items up higher in overhead drawers.