Cooking, cleaning , bathing the kids, and washing the dishes. These are only a few of the chores incorporated in a days work. For both men and women, organising almost everything seems to be an endless cycle of learning, discovering, repeating and failing.
Of all the cluttered things and/or areas in every man's home, the closet/wardrobe, together with all the unevenly folded clothes, forgotten about accessories and half a pair of socks, has been a pebble in the shoes of every homeowner. To organise one of the most dismayed part of almost everyone's home, here are some foolproof tips to organise clothes.
Having a complete seasonal closet overhaul is mostly ideal and highly recommended. However, if time is at a scarcity, routinary quick and simple yet impactful changes are most preferred to prevent this quick daily maintenance from becoming a chore.
Group like with like.
Trousers should be hung; knits and sweaters should be folded. Your favorites in front of the closet, less-frequently worn items towards the back. For slacks and shirts that often see the light of day, try pull-out shirt hangers and pull-out trouser racks. Aside from the ease of access, pull-outs prevent disorganised closets by avoiding your hand from knocking down neatly folded and stacked clothing.
Hang and stack by color.
You might forget if your blue shirt is a v-neck or a crew neck, but you will always remember it's blue.
The most useful organisation change I've done to my closet is to separate out the undergarments to a drawer or basket. When you pull out a slightly see-through button down dress or sheer sweater, you can easily find the appropriate under garment without rummaging your entire wardrobe.
Organize with Baskets & Bins
Baskets or bins are also great for tights, gym clothes, and winter gear like mittens, scarves and hats. If you can store your winter accessories out of season in the same bin, even better.
Own less clothing!
If you haven't worn something in its season for more than one season, you have three options: donate it, take it to the tailor and have it re-fitted, or put it in storage.
Remember: Each piece of clothing is taking up valuable closet real estate-make them count! A good rule of thumb to follow: when you buy something new, be prepared to donate something old.